A chiropractor can help you achieve relief from pain. This trained professional can help restore proper function of the spine by skillfully manipulating or making adjustments to the spinal joints using their hands. Chiropractors can help patients with lower back pain, joint pain, and headaches, and migraines.
Studies show that chiropractic treatment combined with medical treatment and therapeutic techniques cause a significant reduction in pain and help patients return to their lives. So how do you know whether it’s time to see a chiropractor?
You do not have to wait until your pain is severe to seek chiropractic treatment. In fact, it is not recommended that you wait for symptoms to get worse before seeing a healthcare professional for your pain.
Signs It’s Time to See a Chiropractor
Don’t wait for the pain to become unbearable. You could benefit from seeing a chiropractor if any of the following rings true:
- You have chronic neck and back pain
- You are experiencing joint stiffness
- You regularly suffer from headaches and migraines
- You have sustained an injury from sports of vehicular accidents
It may not be the best idea to see a chiropractor if the pain is caused by osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, or spinal cancer.
How Chiropractors Treat Patients
By using hands-on manipulation, a chiropractor can improve joint mobility in the spine and extremities, and also reduce muscle tightness. In addition to hands-on manipulation, chiropractors also provide personalized recommendations to improve balance and posture, strength, and flexibility. They also try to understand what factors contribute to your pain, do an ergonomic assessment, and give advice on how to improve workplace ergonomics, reduce discomfort, help lessen muscle fatigue, prevent soft tissue injuries, and improve efficiency and productivity.
There are studies that support the use of chiropractic treatment in patients with lower back pain, especially those experiencing back pain from subluxations or a slight misalignment of the vertebrae and muscle stiffness. In a study published in the JAMA Network Open, researchers studied the effect of chiropractic treatment on half of 750 active-duty military personnel who complained of back pain. The other half who did not receive chiropractic treatment were treated with a combination of medication and physical therapy. After six weeks of treatment, the 375 military personnel who received (12) chiropractic treatments, reported less pain, improved function, and were happier with the results of treatment. They were also less reliant on pain medication.
Patients who see their chiropractors regularly see an improvement in their overall health and wellness. Treatments can help prevent pain and improve stress levels and sleep. You do not have to wait for the pain to get worse – you don’t even need to be in pain to see a chiropractor. If you want to reap the benefits of chiropractic treatment, which go beyond improved joint function and muscle health, see a chiropractor in Wooster now.
Top Chiropractor in Wooster, OH
Dr. Katie Dossi is a resident Doctor of Chiropractic at Wooster Community Hospital, specializing in low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, sports injuries, pediatric adjustments, and prenatal adjustments. Dr. Dossi will first perform a thorough evaluation of your condition to determine what could be causing your pain and perform the necessary adjustments to ease pain and tightness and speed up healing.
We see our chiropractic medicine patients in our outpatient wellness facility, HealthPoint. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Dossi, call our clinic today at (330) 202-2225 or send an appointment request using our secure online form. We look forward to helping you achieve relief from pain through non-surgical techniques.