If you are uncomfortable or sore, chiropractic services can help you to start feeling better. A chiropractor primarily treats the spine. It is important for the spine to stay in alignment so that the body can function properly. When a vertebrae is out of position, other areas of the body are impacted which can lead to soreness and even problems with your digestive system or sinuses. Virtually everything can be impacted by the spine and whether or not it is in alignment.
A chiropractor is trained in how to manipulate the spine so that the vertebrae can move back into place. These adjustments are particularly important after getting into a car accident, hurting yourself at work, or even tripping on a child’s toy. Whenever you fall or your body jerks suddenly, you can hurt your back. Even if the accident itself wasn’t major, the damage to the spine might be. By visiting a chiropractor, you can get the help and treatment that you need to reduce any discomfort that you may be feeling.
How often you need chiropractic services will depend on how you feel now, what is causing your discomfort, and how your spine responds to manipulation. It is typical for a patient to see a chiropractor a couple times a week for the first two weeks or so then to reduce how often they are treated. The amount of care that you need will be determined during your evaluations using your feedback since you are the best judge of how you feel. The good news is that you should start to feel better within a week to a month of being treated for a musculoskeletal conditions as long as it isn’t severe.
In addition to spinal adjustments, Dr. Brill offers ways that you can increase your comfort level. This includes cryotherapy to help with muscle spasms and inferential electro-therapy to help with soft tissue problems. These forms of alternative therapy are offered in conjunction with traditional chiropractic care in order to provide a holistic solution for improving how patients feel and function.
While treating your current condition, our chiropractic services include teaching you how to stay healthy and prevent your spine from moving out of alignment or becoming damaged in the future. This includes teaching you how to safely stretch your neck, shoulders, and back. Stretches should be done on a daily basis in order to prevent your muscles from tensing up and causing additional discomfort. We can also show you exercises that can strengthen your core and your back. This will help to support your spine and improve your posture overall. Taking preventative care steps will help to improve your overall health. Some patients can also benefit by sleeping on a special neck pillow or using a temporary brace for support.
Our chiropractic services are vast, and Dr. Brill will make a recommendation based on what he believes will help you to feel better and to remain in good health.