Chiropractic care is a proven treatment for eliminating chronic neck pain (among other disorders) when combined with exercise. It can also treat many other disorders such as arthritis, headaches, and various symptoms that cause discomfort throughout your day.

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Keep reading to learn about chiropractic treatment, its benefits, complications, and more.

What Is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is a noninvasive alternative treatment meant to diagnose, prevent, and treat disorders in the musculoskeletal system. It emphasizes treatment that involves the body's ability to heal itself. The best way to prevent and treat disorders in the musculoskeletal system is to focus on treatments that involve the body's ability to heal itself. This means that, whenever possible, treatments should aim to promote the body's natural healing processes instead of simply masking the symptoms of an injury.

Examples of chiropractic treatments that you will find include:

  • Spine Manipulation
  • Chiropractic Adjustments: Realigns Joints to Increase Your Range of Motion and Reduce Pain
  • Stretches and Exercises: These Will Help Your Body With Mobility
  • Joint Taping: Tapes Sprained Joints to Reduce Their Movements to Encourage Quicker Healing
  • Nutrition Consultation: Diet Guidelines to Help You Manage Weight and Potentially Reduce Inflammation

The chiropractor you choose will determine what services they offer.

For example, a chiropractor could have attended a postgraduate program in wrist health. Thus, they could help you with issues like carpal tunnel syndrome.

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Benefits of chiropractic care for your health include:

  • Improves your posture
  • Treating disorders like sciatica, arthritis, whiplash, joint pain, back pain, and more
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Reduces migraines and headaches related to neck pain

In many scenarios, you will feel near-immediate relief from your symptoms.

You will need to make frequent visits for adjustments and manipulations for long-term treatment. Furthermore, your chiropractor will recommend stretches, ways to improve your posture, and other lifestyle changes.

The Risks of Chiropractic Care

What To Expect During a Chiropractic Appointment

During your first chiropractic consultation, you will have an examination. From there, your specialist will cover treatment options and potentially begin your treatment during the first appointment.

A chiropractic exam will include tests such as:

  • Reflexes
  • Respiration
  • Blood pressure
  • pulse
  • Muscle strength
  • Range of motion
  • Neurological integrity
  • Muscle tone

A chiropractor will use an x-ray to if they suspect recent trauma, spondyloarthritis, or scoliosis. This is not always the case, though.

Before your visit, you will want to understand your problem entirely to answer any questions the chiropractor has. This will help them make an accurate diagnosis.

You will want to have the following information on hand:

  • Family medical history
  • Current and previous medical treatments (surgery, medications, etc.)
  • Prior injuries
  • Pre-existing medical conditions
  • Your diet

Having this information will also help the specialist make an accurate diagnosis. And to provide the most effective treatment plan.

How Often Do I See a Chiropractor?

The number of times you visit a chiropractor will depend on your diagnosis and treatment plan.

For example, your specialist may suggest patients attend 6–12 sessions over four weeks to treat lower back pain. Often, people will need to visit specialists for at least 12 sessions for chiropractic manipulation.

Chiropractor Education Requirements

Chiropractors must pass the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners exam and earn a Doctor of Chiropractic degree to practice in the United States. During their time in school, chiropractors must learn:

  • Human anatomy
  • Physiology: how organs or body parts function
  • Supervised clinical experiences: where they learn adjustment techniques and how to diagnose issues

Specialists may pursue postgraduate education in fields like pediatrics or orthopedics. Doing so will increase the number of areas they can provide relief.

Check with your chiropractor and figure out other credentials they possess. They could help you with issues specialists do not commonly handle.

Get a Chiropractic Adjustment Today in Redding, CA

Call 530-722-9010 to reach Thatcher Wellness in Redding, CA today. Learn more about how a chiropractic doctor can help you with your condition.

Consider our other services if you want to try other alternative treatments alongside chiropractic care. These include:

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At Thatcher Chiropractic, we focus on gentle, safe, and effective chiropractic care for your whole family. Let us help you turn your goals into reality.
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