chiro.jpegMore than70 million adults in the United States suffer from some form of chronic pain, with low back pain being the second most common reason for doctor visits. Many seek alternatives to medication for pain relief, and chiropractic therapy emerges as a viable option, particularly for back and neck pain.

Let's explore the key benefits of chiropractic therapy and how to find the chiropractor best suited to your needs. At Complete Health and Wellness, we are committed to offering top-notch chiropractic care to support your journey toward a pain-free, healthier life.

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What is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is a form of complementary and integrative health based on the idea that your body can heal itself with the help of specific hands-on manipulations from a trained professional. These manipulations, known as chiropractic adjustments, help realign your joints and can potentially lead to pain relief. Such treatment may relieve pain from conditions affecting your bones, cartilage, connective tissue, joints, and muscles.

Although chiropractic care often focuses on the spine, it may also target other parts of the body, depending on the specific issue at hand. Techniques involve various manual adjustments designed to improve mobility, alleviate pain, and support the body's natural healing abilities. The goal is to restore function and prevent injury in the long term.

While chiropractic treatment shares some similarities with physical therapy, including the potential benefit of treating certain conditions with both types of therapy, it places greater emphasis on chiropractic adjustments. In contrast, physical therapists typically focus on rehabilitating injuries with stretches and exercises.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care

At Complete Health and Wellness, you can discover the transformative power of chiropractic care. It provides more than just pain relief; it offers a holistic approach to health that can significantly enhance your daily life. Chiropractic care comes with numerous benefits, extending well beyond mere pain relief. Explore the following benefits:

Reduces Neck Pain

Neck pain can seriously hinder your daily activities and diminish your quality of life. Chiropractic care offers an effective, non-invasive method to reduce pain in the neck. By performing precise spinal adjustments and manipulations, a chiropractor can tackle misalignments and tension in the cervical spine, often the primary sources of neck pain.

Some of the chiropractic techniques available for neck pain include:

  • Spinal Adjustments: These manual manipulations help realign the vertebrae in the neck, reducing pressure on nerves and alleviating pain.
  • Soft Tissue Therapy: Techniques like massage and stretching can help relieve muscle tension and promote relaxation.
  • Ergonomic Advice: Chiropractors can offer guidance on maintaining proper posture and ergonomics at work or during daily activities to prevent strain on the neck.
  • Rehabilitation Exercises: Personalized exercise plans strengthen the neck muscles, enhancing stability and reducing the likelihood of future injuries.

By employing these methods, chiropractic care not only provides immediate pain relief but also promotes long-term neck health, allowing you to enjoy a more active and pain-free lifestyle. While some may wonder if a chiropractic adjustment hurts, it is generally a gentle and effective procedure aimed at improving your overall well-being

It Eases Back Pain

Back pain is among the most common reasons people seek chiropractic care and with good reason. Chiropractic treatment can serve as an effective alternative to more invasive options like surgery or injections, especially for those dealing with short-term or chronic back pain.

The American College of Physicians advises that individuals with chronic low back pain should consider non-medication treatments before resorting to medications. Among the suggested interventions are chiropractic care, exercise, acupuncture, yoga, tai chi, progressive muscle relaxation, and meditation.

Some of the chiropractic techniques available for back pain include:

  • Spinal Adjustments: By realigning the spine, chiropractic spinal manipulation can relieve pressure on nerves and improve overall spinal function. Spinal manipulation offers moderate improvements in short-term back pain and function compared to placebo treatment for up to six weeks. When preparing for the chiropractic examiner exam, understanding these benefits is crucial for demonstrating comprehensive knowledge of spinal health.
  • Exercise Recommendations: Chiropractors can prescribe specific exercises that strengthen core muscles, enhance spinal stability, and promote better posture.
  • Soft Tissue Therapy: Techniques such as massage, stretching, and myofascial release help alleviate muscle tension, reduce inflammation, and increase blood flow to the affected area.
  • Holistic Approaches: Other treatments such as acupuncture, yoga, tai chi, and meditation can be incorporated into a comprehensive care plan to support mental and physical well-being.

By utilizing these methods, chiropractic care offers a holistic solution that not only alleviates immediate back pain but also promotes long-term back health, allowing you to lead a more comfortable and active lifestyle.

Potential Alleviation of Osteoarthritis Symptoms

Osteoarthritis is a common condition marked by the degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone, resulting in pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility. Many people seek chiropractic adjustment to alleviate the symptoms associated with osteoarthritis, as it offers a holistic approach to managing this chronic condition. Osteoarthritis pain is primarily caused by the degeneration of joint cartilage, leading to the ends of your bones rubbing together. Specific chiropractic adjustments can help align your joints and reduce this bone-on-bone friction, providing significant relief.

While there hasn't been extensive research on the benefits of chiropractic manipulation for osteoarthritis, a 2020 animal study provides some promising evidence. This study suggests that chiropractic manipulation may help slow down the progression of arthritis by improving the status of cartilage, bone, and the joint capsule. Chiropractic care can enhance your quality of life and help you maintain overall health and mobility by alleviating the symptoms and slowing the disease's progression.

Where To Find Chiropractic Care

Finding the right chiropractic care is crucial for achieving optimal health benefits. Here are some tips to help you identify a reputable chiropractor:

  • Research and Recommendations: Start by researching chiropractors in your area. Seek recommendations from friends, family, or your primary healthcare provider. Consider Complete Health and Wellness, known for offering high-level chiropractic care.
  • Check Credentials: Ensure that the chiropractor is licensed and possesses the necessary credentials. At Complete Health and Wellness, our chiropractors,  Dr. John Fitzgerald & Dr. JD Brooks, are fully licensed, experienced, and have comprehensive chiropractic education.
  • Read Reviews: Check online  patient reviews to gauge the experiences of others. Complete Health and Wellness prides itself on positive feedback and patient satisfaction due to its high-quality, individualized chiropractic management.
  • Consultation: Consult with potential chiropractors to discuss your health issues and treatment goals. This will help you determine if the chiropractor can meet your needs. Complete Health and Wellness offers consultations to tailor treatments specifically to your needs, utilizing over 20 years of experience and the latest technology.
  • Insurance: Verify that the chiropractor accepts your insurance plan to make treatments more affordable. Complete Health and Wellness works with various insurance plans for your convenience.

Complete Health and Wellness is your go-to place if you want high-quality care at a reasonable price.

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Experience high-quality, technologically advanced treatments tailored to meet your holistic health needs. In addition to our chiropractic care, our services include  low-level light therapy (LLLT), cryotherapy, ozone sauna therapy, neuromuscular physiology, sequential compression therapy, and more. Trust our seasoned and licensed professionals to help alleviate pain and enhance your overall well-being. Achieve faster and longer-lasting results with reliable care at a reasonable price.

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