If you are one of the estimated 126.6 million adults in the United States -- roughly half of the adult population -- with a musculoskeletal condition, you may want to consider chiropractic care. Chiropractors help with a range of conditions but most often help people who have neuromusculoskeletal problems. Book an evaluation with the chiropractors at Apple Wellness Center in Winchester, Virginia, today and learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care focuses on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and the impact of any disorders in those systems on an individual’s health. The economic and personal cost of such conditions is significant.
Most people think of spinal manipulation, sometimes called chiropractic adjustment, when they think of chiropractic care, and indeed, spinal manipulation is one of the most common types of care. The goal of spinal manipulation is to improve joint mobility, which can become restricted through injury or overuse. Chiropractic doctors perform many other treatments, for a wide variety of conditions, in addition to spinal manipulation.
Chiropractors assess patients using a broad range of diagnostic skills and build treatment plans that may include chiropractic adjustments or other types of rehabilitative care, such as physical therapy procedures or massage therapy. The chiropractors at Winchester Spine & Injury evaluate each patient and suggest treatment plans designed for individuals.
Doctors of chiropractic undergo a course of study that includes an undergraduate degree, graduate study, and a clinical internship. Following that, DCs must pass a challenging board exam in order to obtain a license and must fulfill annual continuing education obligations.
Chiropractors are highly qualified professionals, and studies have shown chiropractic care to be safe and effective in helping relieve acute (lasting no more than about six weeks) low back pain, neck pain, and headaches, among other conditions.
Chiropractic care can relieve pain, making it especially helpful for people who may be at risk of addiction to opioids or of adverse outcomes from nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. With chiropractic care as a first-line treatment, drugs may be unnecessary.
Some people with certain conditions may not be suitable candidates for spinal manipulation. This is one of many reasons the professionals at Winchester Spine & Injury are dedicated to providing individualized care and implementing a custom care plan for every patient.
Doctors of chiropractic specialize in helping relieve neuromusculoskeletal conditions such as:
Chiropractic care is particularly effective in helping people who have back and neck pain, headaches, and soft tissue injuries in muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. About 35% of people who visit chiropractors each year do so due to back pain.
The professionals at Winchester Spine & Injury may provide counseling on lifestyle issues such as diet and exercise as well as advice and guidance on dealing with your unique treatment plan.