What is Chiropractic Care?

What is Chiropractic Care?

Do you ever have aches and pains? Do you suffer from seasonal allergies and sinus issues? Have you been in a car accident or experienced a sports injury? If so, chances are someone has recommended seeing a chiropractor. Tens of millions of Americans schedule chiropractic treatment at least once per year. 35 percent of those people are seeking relief from back pain.

You may be wondering what chiropractic care is, whether chiropractors are medically trained and professionally licensed, or whether seeing the chiropractor is safe. There is a lot of information and misinformation about who chiropractors are and what they do. In this article, we want to help you better understand what chiropractic care is and how it can help improve your overall health and wellness.

What is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is a medical discipline centered on the concept that when the body’s musculoskeletal system is properly aligned, it can effectively heal itself without medicine. Chiropractors are primary care physicians trained and licensed to perform chiropractic adjustments, manipulating the spine to correct subluxations and improper alignment. Though primarily thought of a means for pain relief, improved spinal health can be a catalyst for better health for everything from joint pain to sinus issues.

Purveyors of natural healthcare, chiropractors are often equipped to consult patients with nutritional advice, in-home stretches and exercises, and other wellness information. Beth EL Wellness in Elkin even offers off-site health screenings and workshops.

Is Chiropractic Treatment Safe?

Chiropractic adjustments have an incredible safety record. In fact, many states are recommending and even requiring patients suffering from chronic pain to consult a chiropractor before being prescribed pain-relieving medications. Chiropractic care is safe for children and women who are pregnant. To further confirm its safety, you may want to consult your family physician.

What Can Be Treated Through Chiropractic Care?

Generally thought of primarily as a treatment for back, chiropractic care can actually be utilized to relieve a wide variety of conditionings and ailments. Like an automobile or any kind of mechanical system, your body requires routine maintenance to keep it running optimally. If your heart is your body’s engine, your spine is its drivetrain. The health and condition of your spine affect your entire body. Chiropractic care can be used to treat conditions including, but not limited to:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Hip pain and discomfort
  • Issues related to poor posture or sitting on your wallet
  • Lingering pain or stiffness due to an automobile accident
  • Sports injuries and joint pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sinus concerns and allergies
  • Inner-ear issues and vertigo
  • Discovery during or after pregnancy

If you have found yourself frustrated with methods of treatments for any of the above issues, or something else for which you have found traditional medication ineffective, chiropractic care may be your next step.

Our Chiropractic Care Services

Beth EL Wellness and Chiropractic in Elkin is focused on improving your overall wellness through chiropractic care, lifestyle and therapeutic nutritional strategies, corrective exercises, and other natural means. We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing a variety of chiropractic techniques. We are your trusted chiropractic care professionals in the Elkin and Jonesville areas.

If you seek relief and resolution of back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines and other related conditions associated with the spine, contact Beth EL Wellness and Chiropractic to schedule a visit today.