Chiropractic Care (Why you should go to a chiropractor)
Chiropractors practice a form of health care that focuses on the relationships within the body’s structure, with a focus on the spine. Part of the chiropractic philosophy involves a belief that issues within the body’s natural structure can cause problems with the functions in other areas of your body, notably the nervous system. The spinal cord serves as the main structure of your nervous system by communicating information from the brain to the rest of the body.
Chiropractors believe that a loss of function or a misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine can be a cause of neck and back pain. They treat these misalignments with hands-on therapy called manipulation including: applied pressure and manual adjustment of the vertebrae and joints.
Chiropractors also deal with other spinal problems such as invertebral disc conditions, sprains, strains and non-spinal problems such as joint issues such as ankle, knee, elbow and shoulder pain caused by injury or other disorders.
Along with specialized chiropractic care, your doctor will provide you with rehabilitation exercises, advice on posture and stress management to name a few. The most important aspect of chiropractic care is the comprehensive approach to treatment and management of the condition as a whole.
If you have any questions about chiropractic care and you live in or around Philadelphia, give us a call today!