Many people might be surprised to learn that in addition to relieving pain, regular chiropractic adjustments can also improve your overall health and well-being. Integrative Health Associates in Greenville, South Carolina, specializes in integrative and chiropractic medicine and takes a patient-centered approach to health care. Through natural, nonsurgical modalities, the practice helps you look and feel your best at every age. To learn more about the many benefits of chiropractic health care, call the office or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.
Skilled chiropractors use a variety of techniques to adjust and realign your spine to its proper position. Regardless of the technique, a chiropractic adjustment is a gentle, painless, manual manipulation of your head, neck, and back to reduce subluxation (the altered position of your vertebrae) and to increase your range of motion.
During a chiropractic adjustment, you typically lie face down on a special, padded table that’s somewhat similar to a massage therapy table. Your adjustment typically involves:
Your chiropractor knows exactly where on your spine or neck to apply pressure or force, and he does so expertly and gently. Realigning your spine is a safe, natural, drug-free method of helping your body heal itself and restoring your body to its optimal state for function and comfort.
In addition to manual adjustments, he may also use a combination of heat or ice, massage, stretching, electrical stimulation, or even weight-loss therapies. The goal is to treat your whole body so each system functions at its best to improve your overall health and wellness.
The number of chiropractic adjustments you need to get relief from pain depends on the severity of your condition. Your chiropractor takes a personalized approach to assessing your condition and recommending the number and frequency of your adjustments. Many people get relief after a few appointments, but it also takes time to retrain your spine to stay in its correct position.
Others, who have chronic issues like sciatica, may benefit from regular chiropractic visits to help alleviate the pressure on their sciatic nerve.
In addition to helping relieve back pain from your neck to your lower spine, chiropractic adjustments come with many benefits. Under the care of a skilled practice like Integrative Health Associates, every member of your family can potentially get relief from health problems like:
Keeping your spine in its proper alignment can essentially help all the other systems in your body function better.
To learn how you can benefit from chiropractic adjustments and this natural approach to health care, call the office or schedule an appointment online.