Pain is our bodies way of telling us that something is wrong, not right, or out of place. Your nerves send messages to and from parts of the body to signal us that something is hurting. Many people tend to ignore pain and related symptoms when they first start feeling them, until they really start to notice it when things get unbearable. In many cases, a chiropractor can help alleviate pain in the back, neck, hips, and extremities.
A chiropractor is a professional in the health care field whose focus is diagnosing, treating, and preventing people suffering from neuromuscular disorders, especially related to the alignment of the spine. Chiropractors believe that the structure of the spine can affect the nervous system and the supportive musculature of the back. Chiropractic treatment can restore the structural alignment of the spine, and reduce pressure to relieve pain and improve an individual’s overall health.
Research states that 80 percent of people will have back problems at some point in their lives, the most common being low back pain, which is noted as being a main cause of disability in adults throughout the United States. Chiropractors adjust and manipulate the spine to reduce lower back pain, leg pain (sciatica), neck pain, strains, and headaches. However, these spine specialists are not limited to treating problems within the nervous and musculoskeletal system. In other words, chiropractors have a network of spine specialists they refer to, that work in multi-specialty spine clinics to assist them in making the most accurate diagnoses and the right decisions for treatment.
As symptoms are not always present, people may not always be aware that there is something wrong. Therefore, if you are looking for an alternative method for healing your chronic pain in your spine, back, legs, or neck, a chiropractor can examine your body and the spinal column, to determine if there are any underlying issues affecting the structure of your spine.
Most importantly, chiropractic treatment can improve your overall health and wellness, helping to reduce pain and restore function and mobility. Your chiropractor will work with you to strengthen your body, protecting it from future injury and degeneration, and can even help heal previous injuries that have caused you to adjust the way you move.
To learn more about when you should see a chiropractor, call Delaware Back Pain & Sports Rehabilitation Centers to make an appointment at any of our seven locations in Delaware, or submit an appointment request form.