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.
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.
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.
Having low back pain can impact daily lives.
It is one of the most common pains that people complain about. The pain can range from a dull to sharp ache that makes it hard to move. But did you know that anyone can get low back pain? Below are some fast facts about lower back pain that you need to know about.
- More than 1/3 of American adults claim that low back pain affected their lives in engaging different tasks. Activities that are mostly affected by low back pain include exercise (38%), sleep (37%) and daily living (39%) in general.
- Around 72% of Americans who suffer from low back pain use pain medications to relieve symptoms. However, 55% use cold or heat packs as home remedy in treating low back pain.
There are two different types of chiropractors that see patients-pain relief and wellness. Pain relief chiropractors are focused solely on getting you pain and when that occurs they release you from care and you are on your way. Wellness chiropractors are focused on getting to the root cause of your 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 outside of adjusting to get relief. The care plan is directed towards getting you out of pain and once that has happened you are released from care with a call me when you need me. Often the patient 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.