Chiropractor Question and Answers
With chiropractic services, such as those at Coastal Medical Integration in Gulf Breeze FL, we can help you realign your spine so your body can function properly again! For more information, call us today or request an appointment online.
You may want to ensure that you visit a chiropractor at various times throughout your life as they will help alleviate long-term pain or sporadic pain, and they promote health to help you live a better life. Whether we are at work, at home, playing sports, or out and about, daily living will put strains on our bodies. Strains on the body come with a cost too: migraines, headaches, neck, back, and joint pain. Then there is pain due to an illness, long-term condition, accident, or injury. Taking anti-inflammatory medications and pain relievers is known to only temporary alleviate symptoms of strain and pain, but they don’t address the underlying cause; in fact, they may create new health challenges in the future. A chiropractor however treats these issues without surgery or medication and helps prevent them from returning.
Why is it good to see a chiropractor?
There are scores of reasons to see a chiropractor. After an accident or injury, they will assess and diagnose and work directly with you on a rehabilitation plan. In the event your injuries are outside their specialty, they might refer you to other health care professionals for more collaboration to support your overall recovery. Chiropractors also treat lower back pain, neck pain caused from tension, strain, or an injury, and they are joint, spine and muscle experts and may diagnose what might be causing your pain and offer a treatment plan to get you back up on your feet again. Chiropractors have even more expertise. When it comes to shoulder injuries, they will help on the rehabilitation and prevention fronts, and the same holds true with headaches and migraines. Additionally, chiropractors are joint, hand, and wrist experts, and help treat common conditions like back, neck, and shoulder pain, stiffness – pain that stems from more deeper issues like diabetes, arthritis, or COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Chiropractors even help offer innovative treatment plans for women during pregnancy, helping patients alleviate pain and helping improve mobility and offering pain prevention. Those who are dealing with depression or other mental health issues will also see chiropractors as valuable as they help with coping strategies and prescribe therapeutic exercises to help patients better manage their muscles, tendons, ligaments and joint conditions.
What are the benefits of seeing a chiropractor?
There is only so much pain medications can do if you have back pain, headaches and stress, and they do not serve as a smart long-term solution. Visiting a chiropractor however may help you overcome some or all of your symptoms. The techniques they utilize help lower blood pressure, and help treat a number of issues, like inflammation, sciatica, headaches, migraines, vertigo, lower neck and lower back pain, and they help improve neurological conditions in patients.
Who can see a chiropractor?
Those who have pain from an injury, mental health issues, or neurological conditions are typically those who see a chiropractor. But did you know that they are also ideal for newborns and pregnant moms? Let’s start with children: chiropractors may significantly improve certain conditions, like acid reflux, colic, and ear infections. Then there are pregnant moms who are experiencing a number of changes, like lower and upper back, foot, and pelvic pain. A chiropractor may help alleviate aches and pains, and they help offer tips on preventing pain during and after pregnancy.
How often should you see a chiropractor?
Wouldn’t it be amazing if there were some sort of treatment plan that could cure all your pain and issues in just one session? Yes, that sounds too good to be true, simply because it is – there is no one easy fix to staying healthy. Maintaining proper health and wellness of the body takes constant work, and it cannot be achieved by one program or one single product. But a healthy habit to follow in your new health and wellness routine is regularly visiting your chiropractor. Chiropractic should be done on a regular basis for an individual to achieve best results. For most musculoskeletal conditions, 2 to 3 visits are advised per week for a few weeks with symptom relief being noticeable. A number of studies suggest that 12 total treatment sessions over a 4-to-6-week period is enough to complete a pain relief treatment program, especially when combined with other treatment methods. A common chiropractic treatment plan involves a patient seeing a chiropractor 3 times a week for 2-to-4-weeks, with a follow-up re-evaluation. During this program, a chiropractor will design a treatment plan for a patient using spinal mobilization and spinal manipulation, as well as joint therapies to help prevent recurrence, restore motion, and reduce pain. Additionally, they use other forms of treatment, like exercise training and soft-tissue therapies, to help with their plan. For women who are pregnant, it is suggested to visit the chiropractor once a month, but as delivery gets closer, weekly visits are recommended to help reduce pain. And, for those combating mental health, visits depend on the individual and consultations with other health care professionals, but normally it is suggested twice a month. The best move is to speak with your chiropractor on your pain relief program and duration.
What kind of pain can chiropractors help with?
Chiropractors help treat all sorts of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system and nervous system, which include neck pain, back pain, headaches, migraines, muscle pain, and other joints of the body. Chiropractors do not prescribe medication, which means they always have to think outside the box. Soft-tissue therapy, joint bracing and taping adjustments, are some innovative solutions that they provide to patients in pain, and they work with patients on exercise and stretch plans to help maintain and restore range of motion and mobility, and they seek guidance referrals from other integrative medicine experts on best steps on nutrition and diet to reduce inflammation and promote weight loss. We serve patients from Gulf Breeze FL, Pensacola Beach FL, Navarre FL, Mary Ester FL, Milton FL, Pace FL, Cantonment FL, and Fort Walton FL.