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HOW CAN TACOMA CHIROPRACTIC CARE HELP NECK PAIN?

Our neck, which is scientifically called the cervical spine, is one of the most flexible parts of the body. The neck also supports the entire mass of your head, which is almost 12 pounds. So much weight on seven small vertebrae means that it is very easy to get your neck injured. Even standard everyday activities or incorrect postures can damage your neck and cause severe pain. This pain may not even allow you to turn your head properly and that is why you should see a chiropractor ASAP.

Are Chiropractors in Tacoma Even Helpful?

Research posted in the 2007 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Psychological Therapeutics showed that researchers looked into nine cases that supported the evidence that chiropractic can be more effective as compared to standard medical care. The patients were feeling much better after a chiropractic sessions and in just a few weeks, they were able to completely eliminate their pain.

Visiting a Tacoma Chiropractor

A chiropractor will determine the source of the problem and ask you common questions to understand your posture. For instance, he will ask questions like which side you sleep on, how long do you spend in an office chair, etc.

Then, the doctor will use a little bit of science and perform exams that will make you move around so that he can understand exactly what part of your neck is causing the problem. Other than your neck area, the chiropractor will also go in-depth and try to detect misaligned bones in your spine as well as your shoulder area. If this information isn’t enough, chiropractic care centers also have standard x-ray scanners. If the basic exams don’t work, there are x-rays to help the doctor point out the main problem.

Neck Adjustments

A neck adjustment is a procedure completed by hand where the chiropractor will perform precise stretches to your neck. The doctor will improve the mobility of your spine and restore the previous range of motion. The patient may detect instant relief from the pain as well as any pain and soreness that was experienced in the past.

One session is not enough in most cases. Dr. Dave will design a special treatment plan for each patient. This will include a schedule for visits as well as exercises for you to do at home.

Closing Thoughts

If you think that your neck pain can be alleviated with proper chiropractic care, then you’re welcome to visit Discover Life Chiropractic. We’re one of the leading names in chiropractic care with hundreds of customers as proof that our practices are improving lives every day. We assure you that our chiropractor will change your life by their advanced methodologies to take your mobility to the next level.

What is Wellness Chiropractic?

There are two different types of chiropractors that see patients: Pain relief and wellness.  Pain relief chiropractors are focused solely on getting you pain-free and  they release you from care when that occurs.

Wellness chiropractors are focused on getting to the root cause of the problem that is causing you pain or dis-ease.

Lets look at the difference:

Pain relief chiropractors

focus is on getting you out of pain.  They use a variety of tools, not just adjusting your back, to get relief.  The care plan is directed towards getting you out of pain. You are released from care once you are pain-free with a “call me when you need me.”

The patient often doesn’t know that the problem hasn’t fully been corrected and that over time the subluxation pattern will return back to its pain-generating state. Then the patient has two choices:  go back to get adjusted or say that chiropractic doesn’t work.  Most people come in for pain relief don’t get me wrong.  Isn’t that what we have been brought up on take Tylenol for quick relief, no pain no problem, take aspirin for those normal headaches?  Who has normal headaches  I haven’t had any headaches for years!  But what if there was more to chiropractic?

Wellness chiropractic

is what we focus on at Discover Life Chiropractic.  We have taken the approach that most patients don’t want to be on the revolving pain train;  get out of pain, go a few months, come back in pain, get adjusted, and repeat the cycle.   Wellness chiropractic is focused on detecting your problem that is causing your pain and directing our energy at fixing the problem.  This may involve chiropractic, exercise, massage, posture correction, referrals to other healthcare professionals, nutrition, and weight loss.  By using computerized technology we can image your nerve system and posture to look underneath the surface and see if chiropractic is the answer or one of the answers.  Then we can design a program of chiropractic care and ancillary services that are focused on correcting the cause of your problem.  Then our patients have tools outside the office to self manage their problem on a daily basis.  Wouldn’t you want to help yourself be healthy.  This is why we exercise, diet, manage our stress it helps us become healthier over time.   Our patients are more successful, happier and spend less time and money in my office. Check out our video testimonial page and You Tube videos.  Happy patients with life changing results.  This is why our office is named Discover Life Chiropractic.

Kids and Chiropractic

Many patients that see kids in the office wonder what back problems they are being treated for.  The reality is that these kids parents understand that subluxations occur at early ages and limit their kids potential.

Yes, chiropractic is beneficial for the children that have ear infections, colic, chronic illness and other maladies.  Most parents understand the benefits of chiropractic care and want the best for their kids.  If the child’s innate intelligence is limited by subluxation then how can they really be living their life at full potential?

How many falls have your kids had?  Do they have proper posture, carry a backpack that only weighs 15% of their body weight, sit correctly in school, while texting, during dinner?

All of these activities have consequences good or bad depending on how your innate adapts to the stresses. (See upcoming blogs about posture)  So how healthy are your children?  Most commonly parents answer they don’t have any symptoms so they must be healthy.

Most people don’t realize that pain is the last indicator of health.  One of the best indicators of health is posture.  Posture is reflective of your nerve systems ability to adapt to its environment. If it’s crooked then your nerve system is stressed incorrectly and as a result sending the wrong test message to the body.

Surface EMG is another great indicator of analyzing the electrical communication and seeing if there are any blocks(subluxations).

If your children have had slips and falls, improper posture, and haven’t had a chiropractic analysis then it’s time.  After all aren’t you responsible for your child’s health?