You Should Try Chiropractic Treatment for Pain Management: Here's Why

Jul 01, 2020

Do you have back pain or knee pain that never seems to go away? Is it challenging to carry out your daily tasks without wincing because you have strained a muscle? Or are you an athlete who cannot compete or enjoy exercising because of pain? Have you ever tried chiropractic treatment in Houston, TX?

Each year, millions of Americans get referred to get chiropractic care since conventional medicine failed to deal with chronic pain. Lower back pain is one of the leading causes of hospital visits in America each year.

Nearly 6% of the American population will visit a chiropractor, and almost half this number will seek chiropractic treatment for lower back pain.

Houston chiropractic care is designed to help people with injuries and help people of all ages, from neonates to older people.

What Are the Goals and Beliefs of Chiropractic Care?

Our chiropractors in Houston, TX, aim to restore the functionality and proper movement, which will help alleviate pain if successful. Contrary to popular belief, chiropractic care doesn’t focus on your bones and muscles only.

As chiropractors, we use spinal adjustments, among other techniques, to help the body optimize the natural healing abilities. Chiropractic care does not seek to mask the symptoms but to treat the underlying issue, which is causing the pain or discomfort.

We also understand that the body is made up of a network of connections between the nervous system, spine, and the rest of the body. Therefore, any disruption in the line of communication can lead to issues in the body.

Another core principle is that if the joints and bones are not working correctly (misaligned), pain ensues.

In a nutshell, here are the core beliefs:

  • If there are structural and biochemical disruptions of the normal functioning of the spine, it affects the communication of the nervous system and the rest of the body
  • Chiropractic treatment can treat many conditions by restoring your spine’s function, easing the pressure on delicate nerve tissue, which will improve communication. Thus, improving your overall health.

The body has innate abilities to self-heal. It typically needs some boost time and again to make sure that it does this effectively. However, your brain and spine are the chief regulators of these functions.

Just as the skull protects the brain, the spinal cord is protected by bones called vertebrae. When the vertebrae are misaligned in any way, there will be miscommunication between your body, spinal cord, and brain.

In chiropractic terms, this condition is known as subluxation, and chiropractors are the only practitioners who can spot and treat subluxation.

In other words, chiropractic care will apply spinal adjustments and manipulations, among other techniques, to holistically improve your overall health.

What Does Chiropractic Care Treat?

Chiropractic care can treat several conditions, including:

  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Arthritic pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder pain
  • Repetitive strains
  • Car accident injuries

It is also used to do the following:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Aid in pain relief during pregnancy
  • Increase your energy
  • Improve blood circulation
  • Strengthen your immune system

What Does Chiropractic Care Look Like?

When you visit us at Woodway Rehab and Wellness, you will experience specialized care. We do not have a universal treatment for every patient. We treat you according to your specific needs.

Since the word chiropractic literally means, “to perform with hands,” expect most of the treatments will be done by hand, although there are instances where special devices will be used.

Here are the primary techniques:

  • Spinal manipulation. It is also known as High-Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA) thrust that is characterized by an audible “pop” sound. Excellent for lower back pain.
  • Spinal mobilization. This technique employs a gentler approach and is used when a patient or circumstance calls for a softer touch.

Other therapies that can be used in conjunction with the ones above are:

  • Exercises. These are specific exercises that aid in strengthening your back
  • Ultrasound. This method uses heat produced by the sound waves to treat soft tissues and joints, back pain, and stiffness.
  • Massage. It is used in cases where spinal manipulation will be counterproductive.
  • Dietary management. Food plays a critical role in the recovery process. You will be given a list of foods that will help you during the process of recovery.

Chiropractic treatment in Houston, TX, uses safe techniques that will not harm you in any way. Our chiropractors are experts, and they know how to perform these therapies.

You can visit us today and see what our chiropractors in Woodway Rehab and Wellness can do for you.

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