After injuries or surgery, many people start the healing process by receiving rehabilitative services. Patients who utilize chiropractic rehabilitation therapies in their healing process generally heal much faster and better than patients who don’t do use them. This therapy can help improve your muscle strength, mobility, energy, balance and much more. Find out how chiropractic rehabilitation can help you and why so many patients make it a major part of their recovery!
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) are professionals trained in treating disorders with the back, neck and spine. They must go to specific schools with specialized training to detect problems with the musculoskeletal system. They then use specific, focused-pressure adjustments to realign the musculoskeletal system once more. Chiropractic rehabilitation specifically focuses on getting the back, neck and spine in proper alignment, as improper alignment can place significant pressure on joints and muscles of the body.
However, chiropractic rehabilitation is different than surgery or invasive methods of healing because it is a natural, drugless, non-surgical healing method. Instead of surgery or masking pain with narcotics or opioids, a chiropractor examines the body for alignment problems. Once problems, knots, areas of tension and pain are detected, they will place the body in specific poses. In those poses, they apply specific, focused pressure to joints, vertebrae and more. This will pop a misaligned spine or neck back into place, relieving pressure in the back and spine.
Often back or neck pain are the main symptoms of a misaligned spine. However, patients can also get headaches and migraines, lose their range-of-motion, get neuropathy symptoms, have muscle atrophy and more because of a spinal misalignment. Patients who choose chiropractic rehabilitation can expect an appointment every once in awhile (frequency depends on health condition), where they will have their body aligned. Even with the first appointment, patients feel soothing relief and a restoration of many of their body’s functions.
Athletes put their bodies through rigorous training and countless movements, especially with contact sports. People can misalign their spines simply from bending down or from turning wrong or too fast. Athletes are especially susceptible to back and neck problems, as well as injuries. With athletes, injuries can happen from uneven symmetry and pressure on one side of the body. This can cause mobility and flexibility issues as well as weaker muscles in one side of their bodies.
This leads them open to injuries, especially if a misalignment is wearing on a specific joint more than it should. With an adjustment, the body doesn’t work as hard in certain areas of added pressure. Pressure is even throughout the back, spine, and neck and their risk for injury is significantly reduced. Adjustments can even restore muscle strength and range-of-motion that was lost from a misalignment. As an athlete, it’s always a good idea to get your alignment checked before training and playing.
Did you know that anyone can do chiropractic rehabilitation? Because this is a natural form of healing, infants, children and the very old can receive adjustments. There are sometimes popping and cracking noises when the joints are realigned, but these are not painful things. There are also light manipulations that children and infants can receive that realigns the body’s joints without the popping and cracking.
Back pain and problems are common with pregnancy. However, pregnant women can significantly benefit from frequent chiropractic adjustments. As a baby grows, pressure and weight builds on the lower back, spine and hips. With that growth, getting adjustments frequently can continually place the hips and spine in proper alignment, relieving back problems. Women who do chiropractic rehabilitation during pregnancy can have easier labors, healthier pregnancies, help with nausea, aches and pains, relief of back and joint pains, and can avoid cesarean deliveries.
Over 31 million Americans have lower back pain according to the American Chiropractic Association. Many more have other forms of back and neck pain. That back pain is the leading cause of disability and reason for missed work. As much as 80% of people will experience back pain at some point, which chiropractic rehabilitation can help.
Besides our regular adjustments, we have various chiropractic rehabilitation methods at our office that other facilities don’t have. Those include:
If you suffer from back pain, don’t let it continue for another day! Millions of people struggle with back pain on a daily basis, when there are natural, non-surgical ways to treat it. Often, people simply skip getting treatment because they don’t realize they can receive help without it negatively affecting their life (like surgery does). We take pride in our natural, drugless approach to helping patients reach their health goals. Often, our patients feel a difference during their first adjustment. If you want to give back pain the boot, call Olathe Chiropractic today at (913) 732-0087 and get started on your healing plan!