By: Dr. Ryan Lee
A Chiropractor may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of healthcare professionals, but they offer significant value to their patients. While you may not be aware of all of the benefits of chiropractic adjustments, once you understand what Chiropractors can do for you, you might change your mind! There are many ways your Chiropractor can improve your life.
Chiropractic care is becoming more and more popular as people are discovering how it can help them. In this post, we will discuss why chiropractic care is beneficial and what value it can provide to your life. Many people rely on their chiropractor not just for back pain, but also to help improve their overall health. Since your spine has an intricate system of nerves and ligaments that connect directly with your brain and nervous system, it’s extremely important that you get any injuries assessed as soon as possible by visiting your local chiropractor.
What Problems Chiropractors Help
Chiropractors can help with a range of problems from a pulled muscle to a more chronic back pain condition. They can help improve other areas as well such as, posture, digestion, sleep, headaches, and even emotional well-being by alleviating stress. While many chiropractic patients only visit when they are in pain, you do not need to be in pain at all to see a chiropractor. Visiting your Chiropractor regularly can help you feel your best and can even help prevent certain types of injuries from occurring.
What You’re Paying For
While you might think that you’re just paying for someone to crack your back, there is so much more behind alignments and treatment plans. Like all healthcare professionals, chiropractors complete extensive training and education before they begin practicing in clinics and hospitals. This is one of the factors separating chiropractors from other holistic healing practitioners. In addition to obtaining a four-year undergraduate degree, chiropractors typically complete four to five years of highly specialize training in the chiropractic field. Courses covering human anatomy, health science, musculoskeletal biology and chiropractic methods are covered during this training and education. Additionally, chiropractors put in thousands of hours of hands-on work before they can work as accredited professionals. Chiropractors also participate in continual learning and training in order to provide their clients with cutting-edge, up-to-date techniques. All of this knowledge and expertise adds to the value of a Chiropractor.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
The benefits of chiropractic care are widespread. A chiropractor can slowly release your pain and get you back to standing tall. The methods used are non-surgical which makes this type of care low-risk and can also be more affordable than alternative surgical treatments. Seeing a professional means that you will get properly diagnosed with the root of the pain as well as a personalized plan to recovery.
Make Chiropractic Care Part of Your Wellness Budget
Generally, a chiropractic appointment for an adjustment is more affordable than what you’ll pay for appointments with other types of specialists. This helps to make chiropractic care an attractive option for anyone seeking holistic, comprehensive treatments that address underlying conditions. Some patients may find that they are able to see remarkable improvements in pain, restricted mobility, inflammation or other symptoms tied to blockages in their nervous systems that caused them to seek chiropractic care. However, long-term improvement generally requires a series of visits spread out over several weeks. This makes it important to budget for recurring appointments if you choose the chiropractic route.
Tips for Choosing a Chiropractor
In a previous post, we offered several tips for choosing the right Chiropractor for your needs. When having any sort of health-related treatment there are going to be some questions or concerns that creep up. That is why feeling comfortable communicating with the professional is so important. You want to feel that your needs are being listened to and that the best care is being provided. Especially when seeing a chiropractor, listening is crucial because each person requires different care and the only way to provide that care and make sure the client is improving is through good communication.
When choosing your chiropractor, you typically get what you pay for. Oftentimes, a more experienced chiropractor will charge more than someone that is fresh on the scene. In addition, a chiropractor with more in-depth, additional training may charge more as a result. A chiropractor’s work is serious and skillful and “discount” chiropractors are not necessarily a good idea.
Here at Reach Health and Wellness, we take the time to learn your individual needs and create a treatment plan to address your individual goals. We offer customized chiropractic care to patients in the Collegedale, Ooltewah, Cleveland, East Brainerd, East Ridge, Ringgold, Apison, or Harrison areas of Tennessee. We are here for your chiropractic and massage needs so you can get back to living your best life.
Dr. Ryan Lee is the practicing chiropractic physician at Reach Health and Wellness Chiropractic. For his full bio, click here. *This content is strictly the opinion of Dr. Ryan Lee and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Dr. Lee does not take responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.