“Why would I waste my time seeing a chiropractor? My back is the only part of me that DOESN’T hurt.”
The widespread perception that chiropractors are only “back doctors” is misleading.
While they may be best known for helping patients with back pain, chiropractors help patients to manage pain in the entire body and to maintain wellness.
Below are five reason why you would want to see a chiropractor even if you don’t have back pain:
1. Aid Recovery After an Injury
With many common injuries, chiropractic care can aid recovery.
Whether an awkward lift has triggered back pain, a whiplash injury suffered in a car accident has caused neck issues, or a clumsy slip has resulted in a sprained ankle, patients may consider visiting a chiropractor who will help ease discomfort and ensure proper alignment as the injury heals.
2. Improve Athletic Performance
Many professional athletes, weekend warriors, and casual runners include chiropractic care in their game plan.
Chiropractors work to create optimum alignment and balance in the musculoskeletal system, which can improve function and range of motion.
This can not only improve athletic performance, but also help prevent injuries.
3. Provide Relief From Chronic Pain
Consistent chiropractic care can provide relief from the discomfort caused by many chronic conditions.
If you suffer from migraines, sciatica, herniated discs, arthritis, or other ailments, seeing a chiropractor may reduce your pain and allow you to be more active.
4. Decrease Dependence on Medication
Over-the-counter and prescription medications carry the risk of side effects, and long-term use can be damaging.
Chiropractors go beyond treating symptoms and addressing the root causes of pain through chiropractic adjustments, strengthening exercises and practical advice.
Through a holistic treatment plan, patients receiving chiropractic treatment can typically decrease or eliminate their dependence on anti-inflammatory and pain medications as the root causes of their pain are targeted.
5. Promote General Wellness
Individuals who are committed to being proactive about their health tend to value chiropractic care’s capability to promote general wellness.
Many believe that chiropractic care contributes to strengthening the immune system.
It also helps fend off pain and discomfort that might interfere with a patient’s ability to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
Convinced yet? Schedule an appointment today and discover the healing potential of chiropractic treatment for patients dealing with a wide range of health issues, beyond traditional back pain!
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