Guide To Chiropractic Care
What is a chiropractor?
A chiropractor is a specially trained health care professional who specialises in the care of the spine and its relation to the nervous system. A chiropractor uses non-invasive techniques to realign the spine and in doing so, helps the nervous system to function better and allow the body to heal itself.
What is chiropractic care?
Rather than treating the symptom with medication, chiropractic care aims to address the cause. A chiropractor will first identify the problem area which is causing your issue and then use an appropriate treatment to manage your symptoms. The procedures a chiropractor may apply depending on your problem are:
- Manipulation of the neck and spine
- Ice and heat treatment
- Acupuncture techniques
- Ultrasound treatment
How can a chiropractor help me?
There are many pain conditions a chiropractor can help with such as:
- Back and neck pain
- Disc-related problems
- Frozen shoulder
As chiropractors recognise and work with the link between the spine and the nervous system, treatment can also help with issues such as:
- Neurological conditions
- Blood pressure
- Headaches and migraines
- Ear infections
You don’t have to wait to have symptoms to visit a chiropractor. Even if you are symptom-free and physically fit, treatment can also help to enhance your bodies strength and fitness. Chiropractic treatment has been shown to improve body function by
- Reducing inflammation
- Boosting the immune system
- Decreasing stress
- Relieving tension in the muscles
What can I expect at my first chiropractic session?
On your initial visit to chiropractic first, you can expect a warm and friendly welcome. Your chiropractor will start by asking you questions about your general health, completing paperwork with you so that we have all your details. Once the paperwork is complete, your chiropractor will then ask you about your symptoms and concerns and then move on to examine you. The examination may include:
- Taking your blood pressure
- Testing your reflexes
- Taking your pulse
- Testing your range of movement
If necessary, your chiropractor may suggest visiting your general practitioner to arrange for further tests such as an MRI scan. If there is no need for additional tests, your chiropractor will give you their diagnosis and suggest a treatment plan.
What is the benefit of Chiropractic treatment?
One of the most significant benefits of chiropractic treatment is that it is non-invasive and does not use medication or surgery. Chiropractic treatment utilises your body’s natural healing ability and helps you to learn to manage your symptoms. A chiropractor can suggest exercises and lifestyle changes, which can help you to reduce your discomfort.
Contact Chiropractic First today to book an appointment and experience the benefits for yourself.