What Are the Benefits of Visiting a Chiropractor?
Visiting a chiropractor can provide numerous benefits for people suffering from symptoms such as back and neck pain, headaches, discomfort in the joints, and musculoskeletal injuries. A chiropractor’s care focuses on the proper position of the spine and musculoskeletal system to improve wellness. Chiropractic care is non-invasive and drug-free, and it can help reduce pain, increase joint mobility, and promote natural healing. At Prosper Health & Rehab, our team of chiropractic specialists tailor-makes you a treatment plan to fit your unique needs. This ensures that you can reap all the benefits of chiropractic care, from better motility to reduced pain and discomfort. For more information about our chiropractic care services, contact us today. Or, if you’re ready to schedule an appointment, you can do so online at your earliest convenience. We have convenient locations to serve you in Vancouver, BC and Surrey, BC.
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Many people all over the world are interested in finding natural alternatives to medication for pain relief. The plethora of specialized techniques that chiropractors utilize can help reduce pain, correct misalignment in the body, and help your body function at a higher level. Most commonly, it is used as a supplement to traditional medicine to effectively treat conditions that affect the bones, cartilage, connective tissue, joints, and muscles.
If you’re dealing with muscle/joint pain and/or motility issues, chiropractic treatment can help. This type of specialized care focuses on improving symptoms caused by musculoskeletal and nervous system conditions, improving your general health and wellness through exceptional techniques and alternative methodology that has clinically proven results.
Going to the chiropractor is beneficial for a multitude of reasons, including:
• Boosting the immune system
• Healing minor injuries that were the result of an auto accident
• Helping to minimize and/or eliminate migraines and tension headaches
• Improving motility in your spine and other joints
• Improving your posture while at rest, sitting, and on the move
• Reducing localized pain
• Reducing symptoms of chronic and acute conditions
• It’s an alternative method of treatment that doesn’t lean on prescription medications
It’s completely normal to feel a little sore or achy after your chiropractic session, especially in the area that your chiropractor was targeting. This feeling should only be temporary and will resolve on its own within 12-24 hours. The more regularly you see your chiropractor, the less likely you will be to experience these effects moving forward.
In addition to the treatment you received at the clinic, your chiropractor may also prescribe you some stretches, tools, and techniques to use at home between appointments. This includes:
• Ergonomic devices to help improve your posture
• Exercises and stretches to target the affected area
• Icing/heat therapy
• Lifestyle tips (nutrition, diet, exercise, etc.)
• Muscle stimulation via a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator (TENS)
• Strategies on muscle relaxation
• Stress management tips
• Topical analgesics
When a chiropractor performs an adjustment on your back, it causes endorphins to flood the area.
Endorphins, which are the naturally occurring “feel-good” chemicals released by your nervous system, are the body’s way of helping you cope with pain and stress. So when a chiropractor performs an adjustment, your body helps out by sending you these “happy chemicals” to encourage relaxation.
Your chiropractor is also well-versed in the specific exercises and movements that can be performed on your body to help bring about pain relief. Cracking the back (or any targeted area) releases tension in your muscles, offering them a much-needed reprieve. This lessening of tension and pressure points can help you feel more physically and mentally relaxed in the short and long term.
Chiropractic adjustments are beneficial in many ways, improving pain, mood, balance, and stress levels. To sustain and improve the longevity of these results, however, it’s imperative that you adhere to post-treatment care. This includes avoiding certain situations and movements that may aggravate your condition again.
After your adjustment, you’ll want to avoid the following:
• Explosive and/or high-impact movements
• Sitting for prolonged periods of time
• Consuming alcohol
• Wearing tight and/or overly restrictive clothing
• Neglecting the stretches and exercises that have been recommended to you
• Not drinking enough water
• Over-stretching and/or over-exercising
If you’re looking for chiropractic care, or are wondering if you could benefit from our offered services, connect with us at Prosper Health & Rehab. We offer safe, professional, and effective care so that you can recover, thrive, and meet all your health goals. Contact us today for more information about our chiropractic services or book in with us online to schedule an appointment. We serve patients from Vancouver BC, Surrey BC, Burnaby BC, Richmond BC, Langley BC, and Coquitlam BC.