October is a special time and that is because it is National Chiropractic Health Month! This is a month dedicated to educating and engaging our patients and the public through this blog about the benefits of receiving chiropractic care. We believe that the more you know, the less afraid you will feel about incorporating or introducing chiropractic care into your own journey to better living and healthier functioning. Your comfort and overall wellbeing is our goal, so we’ve broken down chiropractic care to help you understand what everything means and how it can help.

We can begin with the simplest question: what is chiropractic care?  Chiropractic care is a health-care profession that deals with the spine and joints of the body as well as their connection to the body’s nervous system.

The word ‘chiropractic’ is thought to be derived from the Greek words for “hand” and “done”, leading to the meaning ‘done by hand’. Chiropractic care uses precise manual adjustments to restore joint function and support to the nervous systems without using medicine or surgery.  Chiropractic medicine is holistic care where providers want to improve a patient’s overall wellness as well as provide preventive healthcare.  Not everyone that sees a chiropractor has been in a car accident or has suffered an injury to the head or neck.  Many patients seek care as a preventive measure, and we love that.  

A chiropractor is a primary care doctor who specializes in spinal health and general well-being. They provide patients with care for spine-related disorders and other joint issues. Some chiropractors also offer soft tissue therapy, lifestyle recommendations, fitness coaching, and nutritional advice.  Wellness is a lifestyle; not just a temporary state.  

Some individuals still believe that chiropractic care is just for people who suffer from backaches.  Not  true!  The positive effects from treatment can include relief from pain, better sleep, and mental clarity.  The benefits of chiropractic care are felt soon after treatment and aren’t just physical.  Chiropractic care helps patients improve flexibility, immune functions, range of motion, and overall health. Spinal adjustments help relieve pressure on the spinal cord which improves the functionality of the body’s nervous system.  Your nervous system is responsible for regulating cellular function and works as a communication line to your organs. Proper alignment will help your organs function at their very best which will help you function at your very best. 

Chiropractors search for the root of your pain. Chiropractic is wellness care, which means not only working to relieve your current discomfort, but also preventing it from returning.  Pain and tension can be the cause of sleepless nights. Chiropractic care can help realign your body and relieve tension, enabling you to achieve a better night’s rest.   Let us be your guide. We strive to elevate the health of our community through the power of education and the art of adjustment. Keep yourself and your loved ones healthy year-round. At Momentum Chiropractic, our friendly and experienced staff will make sure you always feel comfortable and well-informed.

Ready to begin?  Connect with us today!