How Does Chiropractic Care Work?
However, the benefits of chiropractic adjustments go far beyond back pain. It may be helpful to consider how the brain is connected to the rest of your body through the spinal cord that runs down through your back, through each vertebra in your spinal column. The stresses, poor posture habits, non-ergonomic work practices, and injuries of life can strain muscles in your back and neck, which can pull the various vertebrae out of correct alignment. When this happens, undue pressure pinches nerves, which can cause pain and dysfunction across the body, depending on which nerves are pinched.
The result may be a sudden shock of pain that continues for days, weeks, months, or years. Sometimes, a “subluxation” (the condition in which vertebrae are misaligned and pinching nerves) can go for years, causing aches, pains and dysfunction that do not seem to be connected to back pain. You may try painkillers to deal with these issues, but that will not solve the underlying problems. Chiropractic care, however, goes straight to the root causes of so many ailments: pinched nerves hindering the nervous system from doing its job.
Chiropractic Adjustments and Complementary Treatments
One of our St. Louis chiropractors will carefully examine your spine and listen to your symptoms, asking many investigative questions about how and when they started, as well as about your lifestyle to determine what the root causes of your pain are. Very frequently, an ailment like headaches, sciatica, back pain, or a host of other injuries like numbness and tingling, neck pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, knee pain, etc. have their root in pinched nerves.
Once our chiropractic doctors have done the diagnostic tests, they can create a treatment plan that includes chiropractic adjustments. These precise, gentle adjustments return vertebrae to their correct positions, freeing pinched nerves and leading to pain relief.
Additionally, since the spine is connected to your muscles, if strained muscles are an issue (and they usually are), we also provide a host of complementary treatments that work together to accelerate the healing benefits of chiropractic care. Some of these modalities include muscle adjustment and massage therapy to rehabilitate muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments, so they properly support healthy posture. We also provide spinal decompression and Kinesio Taping, as well as many other services that provide drug-free healing and pain relief for a wide range of injuries.
See Our St. Louis Chiropractors for Drug-Free Pain Relief
Chiropractic care is safe and effective for the entire family, from newborns to grandparents and everyone in between. If you are struggling with pain or injuries that aren’t responding to other treatments, you owe it to yourself to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors today and get on the road to drug-free healing.