Problems Helped by Chiropractic Therapy:
Everyone is susceptible to muscular/skeletal problems– from an infant to the elderly. Besides accidents and falls that impact the spine, there are other factors that can cause spinal misalignments (also called subluxations) and joint dysfunction, including poor posture, bad sleeping habits, auto accidents and sports injuries, among others. Even childbirth can initiate the process of spine misalignment! Back pain and myriad other pains result.
Many people don’t seek the services of a chiropractor in Greenville SC unless it is the last resort, mostly because they don’t know what chiropractors do, how they help people, or the best chiropractor to go to. The result is a lot of pain and suffering with people depending on painkillers, muscle relaxants and other medications, facing surgery, or giving up on treatment altogether, yet they’ve never considered chiropractic care.
What a Chiropractor Can Do For You:
Chiropractic care involves adjusting and realigning the vertebrae and other joints to remove nerve interference. Considering that the spinal cord and nerves (housed in the spine) travel down the back, it makes sense that any interference with the spine’s flexibility also affects the nerves. Normal joint alignment is essential for optimal function and health.
The word ‘Chiropractic’ comes from the Greek words cheir (meaning ‘hand’) and praktos (meaning ‘done’), i.e. Done by Hand. The name was chosen by the developer of chiropractic when he performed the initial chiropractic adjustment in September 1895. Since that time, Chiropractic has become the largest of the alternative/complementary health professions in North America, and the third largest health-care profession in the United States. Chiropractic care is used by more than 27 million Americans each year. Chiropractors treat children, adults and seniors. Chiropractic can help you achieve health and wellness without drugs or surgery. This natural healing profession has been around for over a century, yet it is only within the past few decades that it has begun to receive the widespread praise, attention, and acceptance it deserves. People are increasingly becoming aware of chiropractic care, with millions of patients of all ages, professions, and backgrounds seeking the unique services that only a skilled chiropractor can provide.
The human body has 33 pairs of spinal nerves exiting the spinal column together with the associated discs, fascia, muscles, ligaments, and so on. Any pressure on the nerves may cause pain, as well as preventing the organ or tissue supplied by the nerve from receiving all the information relayed from the brain.When you seek chiropractic care, the chiropractor will evaluate your spine and joints and attempt to alleviate your pain via adjustments, aka manipulation along with various other forms of therapy.
What is Spinal Manipulation?
One of the most common and well known therapeutic procedures performed by doctors of chiropractic is spinal manipulation (sometimes referred to as a “chiropractic adjustment”). The purpose of spinal manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, an auto accident or work injury, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for an individual. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, allowing tissues to heal.
Additional Therapy at the Brown Chiropractic Center:
At the Brown Chiropractic Center, we have a state of the art therapy facility. Our therapists utilize high voltage galvanism, ultrasound, laser, low voltage muscle stimulation, cervical and lumbar traction and decompression.
What Research Shows About Chiropractic
A growing list of research studies and reviews demonstrate that the services provided by chiropractic physicians are both safe and effective. Following are excerpts and summaries from a few of those studies:
“Many treatments are available for low back pain. Often exercises and physical therapy can help. Some people benefit from chiropractic therapy or acupuncture.”
Goodman et al. (2013), Journal of the American Medical Association
“[Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy] in conjunction with [standard medical care] offers a significant advantage for decreasing pain and improving physical functioning when compared with only standard care, for men and women between 18 and 35 years of age with acute low back pain.”
Goertz et al. (2013), Spine
“Patients with chronic low-back pain treated by chiropractors showed greater improvement and satisfaction at one month than patients treated by family physicians. Satisfaction scores were higher for chiropractic patients. A higher proportion of chiropractic patients (56 percent vs. 13 percent) reported that their low-back pain was better or much better, whereas nearly one-third of medical patients reported their low-back pain was worse or much worse.”
Nyiendo et al (2000), Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
“Cervical spine manipulation was associated with significant improvement in headache outcomes in trials involving patients with neck pain and/or neck dysfunction and headache.”
McCrory, Penzlen, Hasselblad, Gray (2001), Duke Evidence Report
What a Good Chiropractor Won’t Do
Your chiropractor won’t offer you drugs to cover the pain. Opioid painkillers are finally being recognized as a serious threat to public health. Your chiropractor won’t offer you injections or surgeries either. Just as important though, a good chiropractor won’t hesitate to refer you to another excellent Greenville physician if he/she determines that your problem is unlikely to be helped by chiropractic care and requires a referral.
Why find the best chiropractor in Greenville SC?
Back pain is one of the most obvious issues of spinal misalignment that can be solved with chiropractic care. You can also experience relief from neck pain, shoulder pain, arm and hand numbness, various sprains and strains, hip pain, automobile accident injuries, headaches, including migraines, sciatica, scoliosis, carpal tunnel syndrome and much more by visiting a chiropractor in Greenville SC.
Are you ready to try out this completely safe and natural form of therapy?
You don’t need a referral from your physician to see a chiropractor. Please call the Brown Chiropractic Center now at (864) 271-0001 to schedule your free consultation and examination.
Whether you have been struggling with a disease or condition for months or years with no success, or have just started to experience symptoms, you can be certain that the top chiropractor in Greenville SC will unlock the clues to optimal health. Each treatment is tailored to your unique needs, giving you a personalized therapy plan that will alleviate your pain and improve your quality of life.