Most people have heard of chiropractic care but not many people understand the range of benefits a good chiropractor can bring.
If you are looking for chiropractic help to resolve chronic neck or back pain – or indeed a whole range of health issues – then here’s our quick guide to what a chiropractor can do for you.
Essentially by using a qualified chiropractor you are opting to manage the pain or problem you are suffering with naturally, to look for the underlying causes, the sources of stress which are pulling your system away from good health.
The chiropractic approach can be contrasted with that of medicine with the analogy of a house fire. If your house is burning down you need the fire brigade to pour water and other chemicals all over it, break in the windows or doors, to save the building. That’s the medical approach. If you want to prevent a fire or rebuild your house after a fire, you want a team of tradespeople, builders, electricians, plumbers etc.. That’s the chiropractic approach. We aim to get help your body rebuild all the systems it needs for health.
Pain is a sign of stress on the system, and whether the cause of the stress is a physical problem, nervous system or chemical imbalance, we can often help to improve things.
When we talk about pain, we are usually discussing back pain – one of the biggest health issues affecting around half of the UK’s adult population who report lower back pain lasting for at least 24 hours at some time in the year.
Sadly, around four out of every five adults (80%) will experience back pain at some stage in their life.
A chiropractor can help you to manage your pain by locating and correcting mechanical joint problems , reduce stress on the nervous system, help to strengthen and rebalance your muscles and advising you on the proper care of your body.
It’s this holistic approach to your health and wellbeing that brings about a natural approach to your healthcare. Everything we do is aimed at making you feel better and healthier.
So we do not only resolve pain that arises from bad posture, accidents (such as whiplash injuries) or even restricted movement because we also advise on other health issues such as diet and exercise which will help balance the body and allow it to heal itself and function at a better level.
It’s this promotion of health and wellbeing which makes the chiropractic profession a vital tool in the medical world. Not only do we solve pain issues but we also help prevent further pain and improve health.
Part of our work aims to help improve the activity of your nervous system, your posture, the movement of the spine as well as other joints in your body such as your shoulders, elbows and knees.
Chiropractors can also help with a wide range of health issues ranging from stress, headaches and we do this without resorting to invasive surgery. Should we find something that will need further investigation from someone such as a GP, we will suggest you get further help from them.
And we can help everyone in the family – whatever their ages –from 0 to 99, with all kinds of problems. Some kind of stress, causing abnormal function, underlies most health conditions. Some researchers believe that an inefficiency in parts of the brain such as the cerebellum (the brain’s ‘skill development centre’) or the Frontal Lobes, or nutritional problems, are the underlying cause in many cases of dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD. The cerebellum certainly has a role in balance which can become more of a problem later in life, sometimes contributing to joint injuries. Other groups of researchers suggest that nervous system and nutritional problems may cause childhood problems such as colic.
By helping the nervous system to work properly, improve the physical function of the body and assisting you to maintain a naturally good chemical balance; our aim is to reduce your stress and help restore you to good health and help you to keep it.
All our chiropractors at Back-in-Action, Preston, are regulated by The General Chiropractic Council and they undertake regular training to keep their qualifications relevant.
If you would like to know more about what our team of preston chiropractors can do by delivering a natural approach to your healthcare then please contact us for more information.
From the Preston Chiropractor Team
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