Chiropractors are most commonly thought of as only offering treatments for back pain and other issues that affect the back and spine. While the treatment techniques used by chiropractors do often focus on the spinal column, they are actually designed to benefit the entire musculoskeletal system, as well as patient’s overall health and condition.
There is a lot of misconception about chiropractic adjustments, in spite of the fact that millions of people are aware of the benefits. Most people visit a chiropractor because they have poor posture or are seeking pain relief.
Records suggest that approximately 3 million people are injured in car accidents every year, but the reality is that not all injuries are recorded meaning that the official figure could be a lot higher. Many of these accidents result in minor and superficial injuries, some of which are not detected until hours, days or even weeks later. This is because not all physical damage sustained is visible right away. Those injuries affecting the musculoskeletal system in particular can be hidden until pain or mobility problems manifest, causing you to seek help.
If you are an athlete, you have likely suffered from at least one injury in the past. Being injured can put you on the sidelines for a long time. Even something as seemingly minor as a sprain can prevent you from being active. Getting treatment for these types of injuries will prevent you from having to stay out of the game for very long.
Back problems are an extremely common problem that will affect most of us at some point during our lifetime. However, for some people, chronic back problems affect their ability to live an active and fulfilling life. Exactly what causes back problems can vary tremendously, but in the majority of cases, pain in any part of the back is caused by pressure on the nerves that surround the spinal cord. Fortunately, there is a range of treatments that can help reduce your reliance on pain medications and restore your mobility. One of the most effective, non-invasive back pain treatments is spinal decompression.