Top Reasons Why People Seek Chiropractic Care

For many people, Western medicine cannot give the results and benefits they are seeking. They don’t want to undergo risky surgeries. They do not want to keep taking various pills, with unpleasant side effects. Instead, they want to be able to live free of pain and regain their quality of life. The answer to these requirements is chiropractic care.

Although skeptical at the beginning, countless people now rely on their chiropractors to help them regain strength and control over various parts of the body. Moreover, they can learn about healthy lifestyle options from exercising to diet. In our 20 years of experience at Specific Care Chiropractic, people seek our help for:

1. Back Pain

Back pain can be either acute or chronic. Acute back pain is usually the result of trauma, such as an accident (slip and fall, car accident, sports accident, etc.) Chronic back pain appears as a result of constant strain on the muscles and joints. Poor posture, heavy lifting, and intense physical effort are the main causes of chronic back pain.

Chiropractic care has specific treatment solutions for each type of back pain. The chiropractor will first understand what causes the pain. Once the source is identified, the chiropractor will apply various forms of adjustments, massage, or dry needling, in order to relieve strain or inflammation and allow the affected area to heal naturally.

2. Neck Pain

Neck injuries can be serious, causing either muscle and ligament strain, or even pinched nerves and slipped discs in the cervical spine. Many people complain of a stiff neck and, once the chiropractor finishes the series of adjustments, the patient realizes that they are also free of tinnitus (constant ringing in the ears) or that their hearing has improved.

Chiropractic care for neck pain can also help children and teenagers suffering from tech neck – an unnatural bend in the neck while using the smartphone or laptop. The chiropractor can teach parents how to arrange their child’s desk so that they can use smart devices without straining their necks.

3. Conditions of the Spine

Sciatica and scoliosis are painful and visible conditions. Most patients suffer both physically and emotionally (reduced self-esteem). Unfortunately, allopathic medicine only has invasive solutions for the severe form of the condition – corrective surgery.

However, for people with mild and moderate forms of spine conditions, the only solutions are wearing a brace and taking painkillers. Chiropractic care focuses on gently encouraging the spine to reach its natural position, relieving muscle strain at the same time.

4. Whiplash

Whiplash is an injury that occurs when the head and neck make sudden jerking movements backward and forward, beyond the normal range of mobility. They are most common in a car accident or sports accident.

Chiropractic care will help patients find relief from symptoms such as:

  • Stiff neck
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle spasms.

Instead of taking pills, patients will receive effective and non-invasive treatments that do not have contraindications. Moreover, if they are involved in a personal injury lawsuit, the chiropractor’s reports can be used in court as evidence.

5. Joint Injuries and Conditions

Your ankles, knees, hips, wrists, ankles, and shoulders work very hard every day. You walk, you jog, and you carry heavy grocery bags. You sit in front of a laptop, typing and clicking on the mouse for about 8 hours every day. As for professional athletes, things are even worse: intensive training sessions can cause a lot of wear and tear to their joints.

For this reason, chiropractic care has developed specialized and focused treatments for the most common conditions and injuries to the joints, such as:

  • Bursitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis.

Standard treatments for these conditions usually involve NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and the RICE method (rest, ice, compress, elevate). However, allowing the injury to heal by itself may lead to the formation of scar tissue. Also, for professional athletes, taking painkillers may result in failing a drug screening test. Chiropractic care helps prevent scar tissues and does not involve any kind of oral medication or injections.

Chiropractic Care Is the Solution for Many Conditions

Specific Care Chiropractic has over 20 years of experience in treating patients with various types of pain or conditions. From chronic pain to trauma, we know how to deal with each specific condition after a full evaluation of the patient.

We believe in healing by safe and non-invasive methods.  We encourage you to learn more about chiropractic care and then visit us in one of our clinics located in:

  • Fort Myers, FL
  • Cape Coral, FL
  • Coral Springs, FL
  • Leigh Acres, FL.