If you’re new to chiropractic therapy, your mind may be swimming with questions. Chiropractic treatments are an effective, tried-and-true alternative to more invasive treatments, including surgery, and prescription medication. Chiropractic is an effective form of therapy for a variety of disorders (which are listed below). Here at Back and Body Wellness Centre, we find that new patients often have questions about chiropractic treatments. Today, we’re going to take some time to address the most common questions that we encounter.
How Does Chiropractic Work?
Chiropractic corrects and aligns the musculoskeletal system, which can amplify the body’s ability to heal itself. With hands-on spinal adjustments and joint adjustments, the body can be more flexible and mobile. In addition, chiropractic care can relieve pain in joints, muscles, and connective tissue.
What Does Chiropractic Treat?
Chiropractic is an effective form of therapy for a variety of disorders. While most often, chiropractic is utilized to mitigate neck and back pain, it can also help with all of the following conditions:
- Leg Pain (Sciatica)
- Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain
- Shoulder or Elbow Pain
- Arm or Wrist Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Migraine and Tension Headaches
- High Blood Pressure
- Sleep Disorders
- Repetitive Stress Disorders
- Stress and tension Disorders
- Chronic Injuries
Chiropractic may also help:
- Improve nervous system function.
- Relieve prenatal discomfort.
- Increase vitality and improve quality of life.
- Provide preventative care.
- Improve overall health and wellness for both children and adults.
How Often Should I Have Treatments?
There’s no black and white answer to how frequent a patient should receive treatments. A client seeking chiropractic therapy as a preventative healthcare measure may only need treatments once per month; whereas a client utilizing chiropractic care to remedy lower back pain may require several visits per month. Consult with your chiropractor to establish a treatment schedule that’s right for you and your unique situation.
How Long Should I Continue Treatments?
Again, there’s no black and white answer here. If you enjoy the preventative care which chiropractic can provide, you can continue to receive treatments for a lifetime. If you’re simply seeking to overcome a disorder, you may require treatment for a few weeks or a few months, depending on the severity of the disorder. Once again, it’s best to consult with your chiropractor to establish a treatment schedule that’s right for you.
Do Chiropractic Treatments Hurt?
Chiropractic treatments are usually completely pain free. While there may be some brief, slight discomfort during a treatment, all treatments are intended to relieve pain and leave you feeling relaxed and comfortable.
Is Chiropractic Safe?
Chiropractic adjustments are considered very safe. In fact, chiropractic treatments are safe enough for infants and pregnant women! If you have questions surrounding infant chiropractic or pregnancy chiropractic, you can learn more here.
Since there’s no invasive actions involved, there’s very low likelihood of a health risk associated with chiropractic treatments, such as a lesion or an infection. In addition, unlike some medications, chiropractic treatment is safe with other forms of treatment.
Should I Pair Chiropractic With Other Treatments?
In most cases, chiropractic can be paired with other treatments. Chiropractic may not be suitable if you’ve recently undergone surgery or if you’ve recently endured an injury or illness.
Our Wellness Centre Serves Surrey, Burnaby, and Delta, BC
If you’re ready to try chiropractic, we’re glad to have you. We provide chiropractic treatments for folks throughout Surrey, Burnaby, and Delta. Plus, you can pair your chiropractic care with other forms of therapy, including physiotherapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, laser therapy, and more. See our full list of wellness services, and get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment!