Has chronic pain been holding you back from living your best life? You are not the only one. The American Chiropractic Association reports that roughly 31 million Americans experience pain at any given time. We tend to forget that the body is a complicated structure. It has hundreds of bones, ligaments, and muscles.
Back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain generally occur when something is off in the way your spinal joints, muscles, discs, and nerves fit together and move. A lot is riding on your spinal column since it's your body's primary structural support. Its main purpose is to help keep you balanced enough to stand upright, but flexible enough to make various movements. So, it is not surprising that so many people experience multiple forms of pain from time to time.
Modern chiropractic care assumes that misalignment in the spine results in pain. Chiropractic care is a patient-focused, non-invasive, hands-on therapy that focuses on the spine, muscles, joints, and the nervous system. Chiropractors can diagnose issues that affect your body's movement and get to the root cause of the problem.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic Care seeks to accomplish the following goals:
- Enable ambulation
- Release contracted muscles, tendons, and fascia
- Mobilize joints
- Improve circulation
- Increase respiratory capacity
- Enhance coordination
- Reduce rigidity
- Improve balance
- Promote relaxation
- Improve muscle strength and, if possible, achieve and maintain Maximal Voluntary Contractile force (MVC)
- Enhance exercise performance and functional capacity (endurance)
How Chiropractic Care Works
After an initial consultation to assess your condition, your chiropractor will be able to use their knowledge and make a diagnosis. They'll then be able to recommend treatment options for you. Chiropractors at Martin Family Chiropractic Centers believe that health can be improved and preserved by adjusting these structures, particularly to the spinal column.
Deep, focused adjustments are a specialized method used by chiropractors. Their tools are their hands, and they use them to apply a low level, quick thrust to targeted and specific areas. They focus around the neck, back, and joints. These adjustments loosen up the joints, which allows them to become more flexible, which lessens the pain and discomfort of the patient. Most patients can find relief from pain without the need for prescription drugs or surgical procedures.
To make an informed choice about your care, give Martin Family Chiropractic Centers in Concord, Brentwood, and Pleasant Hill a call today at (925) 681-0801. Before considering pain killers that may contain harmful substances or side effects to solve your pain problem, choose the natural way to resolve your health issues through chiropractic care.