How Regular Chiropractic Care Can Improve Your Quality of Life
How often should you visit a chiropractor? What are some ailments they can help with? What would a chiropractic care plan look like?
If you’ve never delved into chiropractic care, these might be some of the questions you’re wondering about. Dr. Garret Kusch, Chiropractor and Performance Integrated Health Co-Founder, lays out why chiropractic care is so important in improving and maintaining your overall quality of life.
The Basics Around Your Care
Do you take your car in for regular checkups? Doing so not only extends the life of your car, but also may turn up some maintenance issues that should be dealt with. The same applies to your health, and why seeing a chiropractor for preventative care is just as important as seeing one for reactive care.
Regular sessions allow physicians to make sure nothing serious is taking place with your body and also allows them to offer continual suggestions and exercises on how to best maintain your body at its best.
How often you should go in for a session really depends on your individual health and care. If you’ve recently suffered an injury, the pain of your injury can go away quite quickly, but the tissue repair is usually still immature and vulnerable to damage if used too soon, which means that returning to your normal activities may aggravate the situation. This is why it’s so important to stick to the care plan outlined by your chiropractor. Similar to how you have to take all your prescribed antibiotics even after you’re feeling better, you should stick to the recommended amount of treatments by the chiropractor in order to receive all the bodily benefits.
The Benefits of Regular Care
Musculoskeletal and neurological conditions of the entire body, including the spine and extremities, are what chiropractors treat most. Such conditions include:
Spinal sprains and strains
Headaches and migraines
At Performance Integrated Health, we can address all your health-related complaints or concerns and will treat, refer when needed, and offer as much guidance as you need in your recovery.
Some patients may even experience indirect benefits from their treatments, including:
In general, chiropractic treatment encourages people to make healthier life choices, which in turn can have rippling benefits.
Chiropractic Care Is Part of Your Whole Care
In an integrated health model, like that at Performance Integrated Health, the varying team of health care practitioners and therapists apply their expertise to each patient to deliver a full-spectrum health diagnosis.
Chiropractic integrates well with any other health care discipline. A chiropractor may apply the adjustment to facilitate a reduction in muscle tension of deep intrinsic spinal muscles, reduce pain, improve neurological control, and reduce biomechanical stress, and then a massage therapist will apply soft tissue therapy to further reduce muscle tension more closer to the surface, and improve circulation and reduce spasm. A physiotherapist then comes in and can prescribe a rehabilitative exercise program that supports the improved condition of the body, at which point an acupuncturist can create a shift from incoherent, disorganized energy states as a result of the injury to a more coherent organized state that promotes healing. Finally, a naturopath can provide a biochemical (using supplementation) regimen to provide the necessary constituents for the body to heal.
All this care works symbiotically to speed recovery and maximize potential. We use an integrated health model to get the body as close to its original condition, if not better, in the shortest amount of time so you can live stronger.
If you’re interested in booking a chiropractic session, or any other therapy, book an appointment today!