Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that cares for patients with neuromusculoskeletal system disorders. It focuses on your body’s ability to heal itself and includes other treatment options like exercises and nutrition. The healthcare providers in chiropractic are called chiropractors. At chiropractors Flatiron District they use hands-on spinal manipulation to promote your body’s musculoskeletal structure alignment, especially the spine. Chiropractic treatment relieves pain in muscles, joints, bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons and restores mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury. Chiropractic care can benefit you in many ways, including:
Improves neck pain
Neck pain is a common issue and mainly results from poor posture, sitting for many hours, and frequently bending your neck to use your phone. Your chiropractor can help you ease neck pain by realigning your spine and relieving tension in your neck muscles. Cervical spine manipulation can reduce neck pain by modifying levels of neuropeptides in your blood.
Reduces use of opioid painkillers
When you have chronic pain, your doctor can prescribe opioid pain relievers to help manage your discomfort. Chiropractic treatment enables you to lower your need to take these painkillers. Studies show if you undergo chiropractic procedures, you are less likely to get an opioid prescription.
Help Improve posture
Chiropractic treatment helps correct posture, particularly poor posture caused by too much sitting. It is also effective in back pain, neck pain, and headaches caused by hunchback posture. Within six months of thirty treatment sessions, you will resume your usual posture and relieve pain in your head and neck.
Improves athletic performance
Spinal adjustment helps increase athletic performance. These adjustments include increasing joint mobility, reducing pain, and less tissue restriction. Chiropractic adjustments can be effective in minimizing discomfort caused by sports injuries. Studies show chiropractic does not improve performance in people without symptoms.
Eases back pain
Chiropractic care can be an excellent alternative to invasive procedures like surgeries or injections to treat acute and chronic back pain. Your doctor will recommend you use non-medication treatments before taking drugs for your acute or chronic pain. Spinal manipulation has been proven to work effectively for back pain.
Reduces osteoarthritis symptoms
Osteoarthritis pain happens when there is cartilage degeneration in your joint, causing the ends of your bones to rub together. Chiropractic adjustments can help align your joints and decrease how much your bones rub together. This treatment can help slow down the progression of your arthritis by improving cartilage, bone, and joint status.
Reduces headache symptoms
Spinal stimulation can help treat tension headaches resulting from neck conditions. Six to eight sessions of chiropractic treatment of the upper thoracic and cervical spine can effectively relieve pain when you have chronic headaches. Within three months of consistent follow-up, you will notice a significant improvement in your headaches.
Reduces scoliosis symptoms
Scoliosis is a condition that leads to an abnormal curvature of the spine. This condition can cause pain, abnormal posture, reduced movement, and difficulties breathing. A combination of chiropractic treatment and physical therapy can help prevent the progression of scoliosis. Results vary in different patients.
Chiropractic treatment can benefit multiple areas of your health with a single non-invasive treatment. Schedule an appointment at NYPT Health & Rehab for chiropractic treatment to improve your overall health.