Does Chiropractic Actually Work? The Benefits Of Seeing A Chiropractor

Does Chiropractic Actually Work The Benefits Of Seeing A ChiropractorIf you are wondering whether chiropractic does work, the answer is yes. There seems to be a grey area between alternative medicine and standard health care. However, chiropractic care can be incorporated with medical care to yield effective results. While incorporating these two treatments can greatly benefit you, chiropractic offers some unique benefits over medical care. 

At Advanced Care Specialists, we specialize in chiropractic care to correct misalignments in the body. We use a holistic approach to health and wellness to ensure that your body and spine work harmoniously for improved body health and pain relief. Our licensed and experienced chiropractors work with other doctors and you to identify the root cause of your pain, resulting in significant pain relief. Every patient receives individualized chiropractic care based on their unique condition. For best results, our treatment plan incorporates exercises, light stretching, chiropractic adjustments, and healthy diet plans to improve your overall health and quality of life. Read on to learn more about chiropractic and how it can benefit your life. 

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). It focuses on conditions of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. Chiropractic services usually handle musculoskeletal issues such as discomfort in the back, neck pain, joint pain, and headaches. A trained specialist-a chiropractor should offer these services. A chiropractor is a trained and licensed physician who helps alleviate bone, muscle, and joint pain. Their treatment methods do not involve prescribing medicine and work with pain experts, doctors, and surgeons to help patients manage their health conditions. 

Chiropractors approach patient care in the same way as conventional medicine. They interview the patient, obtain a detailed health history, perform an examination, do tests and develop a working diagnosis. The treatment methods (chiropractic adjustments) applied by chiropractors range from stretching and sustained pressure to specific joint manipulations or a quick, short force to the joint, which will then release the muscle tension and allow the joint to go back into its proper place; the chiropractor can do this by understanding how each of your muscles attaches to certain bones and joints and by using palpation to test for any stiff or misaligned trouble spots. To perform these manipulations, your chiropractor will place you in different positions to treat different areas throughout your spine for relief. During your adjustment, do not be alarmed if you hear popping or cracking noises when your joints move around. This is absolutely normal. The noises result from the release of tiny air pockets in between your joints. It is a similar noise as when you crack your knuckles.

Numerous chiropractic adjusting techniques are used to restore movement in stuck spinal joints and proper alignment, enabling the spine and nervous system to work at their optimal level, resulting in less pain and improved health. This exercise was originally done exclusively by hand. Recently it’s been done using a small instrument called an activator, and chiropractic adjustments have been demonstrated on both X-ray and fluoroscopy.

 Chiropractors also cover other areas, such as :

  • Bone 
  • Herniated discs
  • Pinched nerves
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Cartilage
  • Connective tissues
  • Muscles
  • Joints

Chiropractic adjustment can be effective in treating many conditions, including and are not limited to the following:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Pain caused by osteoarthritis
  • Whiplash 
  • Automobile injuries 

Chiropractic enhances your health by bringing forward the body’s ability to heal itself by helping to reduce pain, increase mobility, restore spinal alignment, and uninterrupted nerve flow to the rest of the body. It also promotes good health and improved quality of life.

Every person’s body is uniquely different. It is essential to know that not everybody responds to chiropractic care. Chiropractic may not be ideal for you if your condition does not improve after multiple therapy sessions. 

Benefits of Chiropractic

There are over a million chiropractic adjustments done in the United States daily. Seeing a chiropractor regularly is essential to help you find pain relief while improving and maintaining good overall health. Benefits of regular chiropractic care include:

Improve Posture

Poor posture is the main cause of joint pain; over time, it will impact your back and other body parts, such as muscles, ligaments, and joints. Chiropractic adjustments and muscle therapy help correct any tilting or curvature in your spinal cord that may occur during long sitting or working periods.

Minimize Headaches and Migraines

By using a series of spinal adjustments to impact the way nerves send signals throughout the brain and by spinal manipulation to impact blood flow, a chiropractor may help treat and prevent migraines. Additionally, adjustments promote relaxation and reduce stress which helps with depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, and other conditions. Spinal manipulation may effectively treat tension headaches and headaches that originate in your neck.

Lowers High Blood Pressure

Spinal adjustment can significantly reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension by improving blood circulation.

Improves Neck Pain

A chiropractic adjustment (cervical manipulation) corrects misalignments in the spine while improving joint mobility and mechanics, decreasing inflammation, and spasm, and relieving neck pain.

Preventative Treatment

The chiropractic adjustment restores the proper functioning of the central nervous system, which is responsible for sending and receiving information, including your immune system, by removing encumbering subluxation.

Eases Back Pain

Chiropractic treatment may be a good and cheaper alternative to more invasive alternatives like surgery or injections for treating short-term or chronic back pain.

Pain Management

When the spine is properly aligned, it reduces pain from the lower back to the neck and shoulders. This relief from chronic stiffness or soreness also helps to alleviate joint pain.

Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation can cause extensive discomfort, joint issues, muscle pain, spasms, and other complications such as cardiovascular issues, chronic pain, and cancer. Chiropractic adjustment can help reduce the effects of inflammation.

Reduces Scoliosis Symptoms

Scoliosis is a condition where there is an abnormal curvature of the spine. This can cause pain, bad posture, a reduced range of motion, and trouble breathing. Chiropractic care can help relieve pain, decrease the pressure on the nervous system, improve spinal curvature, and strengthen the body’s core.


Sciatica refers to pain that radiates from your lower back down your legs because of a damaged or pressured sciatic nerve. Chiropractic treatment can help relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve causing the condition.

Improves Sports Performance

Chiropractic treats common sports-related injuries such as muscle strains, tennis elbow, pelvic sprains, and more. Adjustments can also help prevent injuries and increase recovery times comparable to strength training. Chiropractors can provide therapy and advice to minimize muscle fatigue and tension caused by sports activity while also reducing inflammation and boosting the immune system to help boost an athlete’s performance.


Dizziness and vertigo are common after a head or neck injury. Chiropractic adjustment can help target joints and vertebrae that are not moving correctly. An adjustment can also help fix your body’s natural balance, which, if misaligned, can cause vertigo.

Improves Joint Function and Mobility

Chiropractic care deals with the spinal joints that allow us to bend, stretch, sit, walk, and run, but doctors of chiropractic are also trained to improve joint functions such as the knee, wrist, and ankle.

Contact Advanced Care Specialists today or schedule an appointment online for more information. We are glad to help. 

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