Chiropractor in Colorado Springs Tackles Joint Pain
Joint pain sounds broad and general, but in truth, joints belong to the skeletal system of the body. They are all connected by bone and muscles, and an impact on one joint ripple through the others. Chiropractic care sees joints specifically in this way, as part of a larger system that is deeply interconnected. Holistic, or whole-body, treatment of an ache and its effects is part of chiropractic service.
Joint Pain Responds to Chiropractic Care
Joint injury can happen in numerous ways, some more obvious than others. Macro trauma, such as a fall or a car accident is one way to come by joint injury. Microtrauma, such as a repetitive use injury, is another. A disease is a third. Even diet and stress can cause or contribute to joint pain. Chiropractic care can facilitate healing and restore range of motion for some people suffering joint pain. For others, it can simply help reduce the pain.
Chiropractic is a natural, medication-free and noninvasive method of joint pain relief. It can stand alone, or be used in conjunction with traditional medicine.
A chiropractic adjustment is the core of chiro care. Adjustments are hand-manipulations that apply force to a joint to realign it. This realignment eases tension on muscles, restores good blood flow and fluid movement within the joint space, and restores range of motion. It reduces inflammation and facilitates healing. Many chiropractors use muscle relaxation techniques such as traction, massage, or electrical stimulation to relax the muscles before performing adjustments on a patient. This makes it easier for the chiropractor to shift the bones and tissues into their proper positions.
Chiropractic Requires Multiple Treatment Sessions
Chiropractic adjustments aren't a magic pill, with instantaneous healing. It takes time for the chiropractor to shift each joint into place, and for the tissues to settle into place around them Two or three visits may be enough for mild joint pain, but for more severe or complex cases, more visits are necessary.
A first chiropractic visit gives the chiropractor the opportunity to take a good medical history, complete a physical exam, paying close attention to the range of motion and muscle strength, and to run diagnostic tests such as an X-ray or lab tests. Once a diagnosis is found, the chiropractor works with the patient to develop a treatment plan that makes sense. This includes treatment visits, nutritional and ergonomic or lifestyle counseling, and joint-strengthening exercises. The holistic approach includes taking inflammation into account, and diet, posture, and other factors are important for whole-body treatment.
Local Chiropractor Means Convenient Visits, Consistent Treatment
Local Colorado Springs Chiropractor Dr. Todd Adams of Adams Chiropractic is proud to provide joint pain consultation and treatment. Friendly staff help to make the experience easy and convenient. Please call our office today for questions or to make an appointment at (719) 533-0077. New patients are always accepted.