When it comes to good health for you and your family, preventing a problem is much easier than treating a problem. In the long run, prevention also costs much less.
Most of us were introduced to chiropractic care when we were adults, and we had to play catch-up for however long a period of time before we really began to feel healthy again. If we began chiropractic care as a younger adult, it probably didn’t take too long to restore good health.
Chiropractic care is valuable for you and is valuable for your children. Kids are natural explorers – they run, jump, climb things, fall down, and bounce around. Kids are resilient – this ability to recover quickly is one of the great benefits of being very young. Occasionally, one of these activity-related injuries impacts a child’s spine. Nothing obvious has happened and nothing hurts. But there may be subtle injuries to spinal muscles and spinal ligaments that have a long-term effect on the spine and nerve-system function.
Chiropractors are the spinal health experts. Helping to restore proper spinal biomechanics and improved nervous system function begins with a patient’s case history. This gives the chiropractor a background about your health, such as surgeries, accidents, the onset of your condition, and other details affecting your current health. After reviewing your history and discussing your specific problem, a thorough orthopaedic, neurological, and chiropractic examination is performed.
X-rays may be taken to uncover structural and functioning problems associated with the spinal column. These examinations help identify areas of spinal malfunction and resulting nervous system deficit. The findings of these examinations are explained with a clear diagnosis and a plan of chiropractic adjustments may be recommended. Progress is monitored with periodical examinations and follow-up reports.
Chiropractic uses safe and gentle, scientific methods for the relief of pain, spinal dysfunction and nerve irritation. It is also effective in addressing many sports related injuries, like sprains and strains. If prevention sounds like a better idea, chiropractic also helps to keep your body functioning at its best.
Chiropractic procedures are tailored to the individual patient’s general condition, spinal situation and age. Also taken into consideration would be any special circumstances or illness the patient may have that could affect the care provided by the chiropractor. Naturally, differing circumstances will, to a certain degree, dictate the type of procedure and its frequency. These circumstances will vary from the type of tissue requiring attention – nerves, muscles, organs, ligaments or tendons – the level of damage and pain, and what effects there may be, if any, on the patient’s occupation.
Regular chiropractic check-ups help keep you in tip-top shape. Those who are active, have stressful lives or want to be their very best, find that a schedule of preventative visits are helpful in the maintenance of good health and for keeping the body functioning at its best.