Another week brings another blog post. This week we wanted to continue to address some of the most FAQ in chiropractic care!
This week, I figured we would bring things back to square one and answer the question:
"Why should I see a chiropractor?"
Now, the first thing to address is that you may get a variety of responses to this from chiropractic physicians themselves. We write these blogs to create more transparency between what we do and how it can relate to your life! That is somewhat why we have begun this FAQ series. We want to help keep our community members and patients informed on who we are, what we do, and how we can help.
Back to the original question, why should you see a chiropractor?
As it is likely assumed, chiropractic physicians primarily focus their treatment on the spine.
Your spine is made up of 24 vertebrae and houses/protects your spinal cord! It is incredibly strong and resilient. It is meant to provide structure, support & movement to our trunk. The spine is made up of many different spinal joints that allow for this movement.
The joints, muscles & surrounding soft tissues of the spine allow you to pick up your kids, swing a golf club, or even just breathe.
Sometimes, movement can be inhibited or "locked up" at these different joints of the spine. In our office we term this as "joint dysfunction". This lack of movement caused by joint dysfunction can cause our body to start utilizing other muscles and tissues for movements that they aren't made for.
When these joints don't move properly, it can create neurologic effects such as pain. (But not always!)
As chiropractic physicians, our adjustments aim to "free up" this locked or inhibited joint motion. Using quick and light adjustments, we aim to restore normal motion to the spine. In doing so, effects such as decreased pain and improved function can occur.
To be clear, we are talking millimeters when it comes to actual movement of the joints.
(If adjustments don't seem to be your thing, we have other tools in our office that can look to accomplish the same results!)
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"Why should I see a chiropractor?"
At Wurth Chiropractic, we recommend you see a chiropractor for a variety of reasons. If you have low back pain, mid back pain, neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist pain, *INHALES* hand pain, hip pain, knee pain, foot pain.
Things like neck pain and low back pain are our bread and butter. Chiropractic adjustments have shown effective results in the treatment of certain low back conditions.
Now, we may or may not be able to help with EVERY condition that walks in the door, but we are portal-of-entry providers! This means that you don't need a referral from another practitioner to come into our office.
We aim to treat any and all muskuloskeletal cases that walk through our door. By muskuloskeletal, we mean anything dealing with your bones, muscles or joints.
We want to be your go-to for any bumps or bruises throughout life.
We will always ensure that we are working alongside your other healthcare providers to ensure that we are providing the best quality of care that we can.
Through a thorough consultation and exam, we will make sure that you are a good fit for our office.
We don't require you to sign up for expensive, long-lasting care plans when you come into our office. We want to work alongisde you and help accomplish your health goals in a cost-effective manner.
Now, does that mean that EVERYONE should see a chiropractor?
Dr. Brynn and I would love nothing more in the world than if every single person scheduled a visit to see a chiropractor.
However, that doesn't mean to say that every single person would see great results from a chiropractor.
As chiropractic physicians, it is our job to determine that our treatments will be effective to our patients. Chiropractic is a wonderful form of healthcare, but it is not for everyone. As we stated before, we hope to provide our community members with transparency and infomation to know if our office will be a good fit for them.
Whether you're seeking preventative care for your active lifestyle, trying to get rid of nagging low back pain, or simply want to know more about how chiropractic can help you, we would love to see you at Wurth Chiropractic!
Until next week,