Many people think of chiropractic care as a way to relieve back pain. But in a recent Harvard Medical Review, it was found to relieve much more. Chiropractors identify mechanical disorders within the musculoskeletal system, including the spine, with the belief that these disorders affect your overall health as it relates to the nervous system.
Chiropractors see a wide variety of clients for issues ranging from headaches and asthma, to carpal tunnel syndrome and fibromyalgia. The Harvard Medical Review concluded that chiropractic adjustments may also be helpful for migraines, neck pain and whiplash. A spinal adjustment is the application of a quick but strong pressure on a joint between two vertebrae of the spine. Chiropractors are careful to ensure that only one spinal joint at a time is being adjusted by positioning the body in a way that the spine above or below the targeted joint is kept still.
In addition to spinal adjustments, chiropractors may also provide postural or exercise education, ergonomic education, nutritional consultation and ultrasound and laser therapies. They can also work with general care or alternative therapy practitioners to help treat clients from a whole body perspective. Whether your chiropractor is in Lakewood, Colorado or the greater Denver area, you can breathe a sigh of (pain) relief that you are in good hands.