October marks National Chiropractic Health Month, celebrating a profession established in 1895 by D.D. Palmer in Davenport. Chiropractic care is a holistic approach to health care that focuses on the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine, and its influence on overall health. This non-invasive and drug-free approach helps people of all ages find relief from various health conditions and improve their overall well-being.
Let’s learn about the many benefits of chiropractic care.
Doctors of Chiropractic use a patient-tailored approach to helping people. The most common treatment performed at a chiropractic office is called a chiropractic adjustment, however, chiropractors are also trained in physiotherapy, rehabilitation and wellness principles. They can also help you with lifestyle changes to support overall health.
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Adjustments can improve joint dysfunction in the spine, reduce muscle tension, and calm pain signals sent to the brain through the nervous system. Chiropractic care has a history of helping people with conditions like sciatica, herniated discs, sports injuries, headaches, pain associated with osteoarthritis, and much more. Chiropractic care is even recommended by top medical guidelines in the management and treatment of chronic spine pain.
In today’s technology-driven world, many of us spend both our free time and work time at a screen. This can cause us to spend extended time in certain positions, leading to postural stress, and can lead to weak musculature and joint stiffness associated with headaches and spine pain. Chiropractic care can help you lessen the effects of postural stress by improving joint mobility, and flexibility and provide approaches to modify your workstation to reduce or even avoid the effects of postural stress.
Enhanced athletic performance
Many professional athletes incorporate chiropractic care into their training routines to optimize their performance. Athletes utilizing chiropractic care often