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When to Visit a Chiropractor

When to Visit a Chiropractor

Dr Bret Wilson

You may have heard that chiropractic care has many benefits. These benefits include natural relief of pain, improved mobility and relaxation. You receive pain relief, without the use of medication or the risk of side effects . Chiropractic care has been shown to relieve pain and dysfunction faster and at less cost for certain spine, muscle and nerve related conditions. Treatment is beneficial for both acute and chronic conditions.

When should you visit a chiropractor?

After a car accident. Many car accident victims suffer from whiplash  and sprain injuries. This is painful, restricts movement and interferes with activities of daily activity. The chiropractor can examine your spine to determine injuries to the joints, muscles and ligaments. A diagnosis is determined and a course of care is recommended. A series of treatments directed towards correction occurs, and the chiropractor will monitor the progression. A faster more complete recover is the benefit of seeking chiropractic care after an automobile accident.

If participating in sports. All athletes, both old and young, can benefit from continued chiropractic care. Many professional athletes use chiropractic to keep them in the game. After a sports injury, adjustments are important for pain relief and to prevent later complications. If back or joint pain is preventing you from participating in sports or recreation, chiropractic care can help get you back in the game. A chiropractic evaluation prior to starting a new sport or exercise program can help you perform better and prevent injury.

If pregnant. Many pregnant women mistakenly believe that chiropractic care is dangerous. Chiropractic is safer for expecting mothers and baby for musculoskeletal pain than medication.  In fact, many obstetricians understand there are many benefits to incorporating it into prenatal care. Lower back pain is common in the later stages of pregnancy. A chiropractor can eliminate these pains.

If you just gave birth. After labor, a woman’s body goes through many changes. Labor and delivery can lead to joint or spinal pain. Caring for a newborn, nursing postures and bending over cribs and changing tables can stress back muscles. Chiropractic treatment can help you feel better and be able to better care for your family. Not only should you seek chiropractic care after birth, but bring your newborn in for a check-up. Chiropractic care is safe for individuals of all ages.

Headaches. Muscle tension headache is the most common type of headache. Daily stress can cause tension in the neck and shoulders. Tension headaches respond well to chiropractic care.  The cause is often segment dysfunction of the neck or jaw. Manipulation can realign and mobilize these segments to relieve pressure and pain. A chiropractor is trained to find the cause of your headache and make the appropriate referral if the cause is more serious.

Arthritis. Many arthritis patients mistakenly believe that they will suffer for the rest of their lives. Osteoarthritis is common in the spine, knees and other joints. It is possible to seek relief from chiropractic care.  Over-the-counter pain relief pills and surgery aren’t your only option. A chiropractor can adjust joints to improve function that helps reduce pain and inflammation.

If you just want to improve your health, reduce pain or recover from injury, chiropractic care can help. Chiropractors are trained to find the cause of your pain and recommend safe, natural conservative care. Chiropractic care promotes free and healthy movement of joints and muscles. It does so with no medications or invasive procedures. If you want your body to stay healthy, active, and natural, chiropractic care is the way to go.

Yours in Health,
Dr. Bret Wilson

Dr. Bret Wilson wants you to move, play and live free from neck and back pain.  For more information about chiropractic, posture, exercise, and how to make better choices about your health visit our website www.bellwestchiro.com.  Find a chiropractor in your area to help you with safe and effective health care.  http://www.acatoday.org/Find-a-Doctor

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