What Is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic provides support for the health of the muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems. Through the gentle manipulation of the spine, better alignment can be achieved – and relief of numerous symptoms can be found.
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is where I restore normal motion to joints so everything is able to move smoothly – like ice gliding on ice. An adjustment feels amazing – like taking the weight of the world off your shoulders. It’s going restore full mobility and make you feel better instantly.
If you’ve been suffering from pain, call us to schedule a discovery call.
Addressing Pain with Chiropractic Care
If you have been searching “chiropractic therapy near me” in Pittsburgh, PA, you are probably experiencing some type of pain. This pain may actually be rooted in misalignment of the spine – perhaps even far from the part of the body where you are feeling that pain. Chiropractic services address these issues naturally, with a focus on holistic treatment for the person’s entire body. It does not involve invasive surgery or potentially dangerous drugs. Many patients love this more natural approach to health and wellness.
Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly does a chiropractor do?
While some people think of chiropractors as “back pain doctors”, this is only partially true. They are actually nerve doctors. Their job is to make sure the nerves are healthy and there is nothing interfering with their function or putting pressure on them. The nerves control every function in the body. By correcting misalignments in the spine and extremities, chiropractors are able to optimize function, decrease pain and maximize athletic performance.
Is chiropractic good for your body?
A better question would be: “Is proper alignment good for your body”? Of course! Your body is under the stress of gravity (which pulls it toward the Earth 24 hours a day). If you have abnormal posture or a bone in your back is out of alignment, it is going to put abnormal stresses and strains on the muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, etc. This will prematurely wear out your joints, grind down the discs, cause muscle spasms, and fatigue, and limit your range of motion.
Why would someone go to a chiropractor?
Most people go to chiropractors because of pain. But some people to go chiropractors to prevent problems from occurring in the first place. This is the same reason why people work out in a gym, eat organic food, take nutritional supplements, and manage stress. They are trying to maximize their peak performance.
How safe is seeing a chiropractor?
All medical procedures have some risks. Risks associated with chiropractic care are very small (with the most common one being muscle soreness). This is comparable to going to the gym for the first time in a few years. Some of this soreness is because we are moving joints that are not used to being moved. But this soreness goes away after a day or two. Other side effects are extremely rare and can be explained in detail by your chiropractor.
How often should you see a chiropractor?
The treatment frequency is greater when you first start care. In most offices, patients are seen three times per week. After the problem has calmed down, the treatments can be reduced in frequency. Every time you get adjusted, you are getting input into the nervous system. Just like with physical fitness, it is necessary to get this neurological impulse a few times a week (at least at first).
Why do some doctors not like chiropractors?
Medical doctors are largely ignorant about the scope, training, and education of a chiropractor. This can cause them to feel skeptical. The second reason is that medical doctors are usually not well-trained in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal problems. They may not fully understand what chiropractors are trying to achieve. We are seeing less and less of this because of improved inter-professional education.
How do I know if my back needs to be adjusted?
Some of the signs and symptoms you need to be adjusted for are:
- Back & Neck Pain
- Headaches & Migraines
- Hip Pain
- Knee Pain
- Foot & Ankle Pain
- Low Energy
- Numbness & Tingling
- Shoulder Pain
- Elbow Pain
- Hand & Wrist Pain
- Restricted Range of Motion
- Sports Injuries
- Car Accident Injuries
- Peripheral Neuropathy
Is it better to see a chiropractor or orthopedic?
It depends on the problem. Most body pain can usually be successfully treated without drugs or surgery. In that case, a chiropractor would be the best choice. On the other hand, a broken bone, cancer or bone infections need to be managed by an orthopedic surgeon.
What causes you to go out of alignment?
- Lack of exercise
- Trauma (like a sports injury, car accident, or slip & fall)
- Coordination problems
- Sleep issues
- Nutrition problems