Chiropractic services help manage and treat conditions related to the musculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, muscles, ligaments and joints. Chiropractors generally focus on spinal adjustment but may employ other techniques to help treat back pain, muscular issues, and poor posture. This can include massage and guidance for changes to diet and exercise routines. Both men and women, as well as children, can benefit from this process, gaining improved body function and relief from lower and upper back pain.
Since chiropractors consider a person’s general health and well-being when treating muscular and joint issues, these services can be an ideal complement to conventional medical treatment. At Star Medical, our experienced chiropractors use trusted, quality techniques to help patients improve their muscle and joint function and relieve chronic pain.
What do chiropractors treat?
Your skeleton provides the framework for your muscles, joints, and other soft tissues. Chiropractors are qualified medical practitioners who specialise in treating issues related to these parts of the body, helping to ease pain, tension, and muscular issues. This helps relieve day to day pain and helps improve things like muscle function and posture.
Chiropractors are skilled in treating health issues related to the bones, joints, and muscles, whilst taking the patient’s general health and well-being into account. They use a variety of techniques specific to each patient and may also provide dietary, exercise, and lifestyle guidance. Seeking treatment can help you manage issues such as:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Strains and sprains
- Work and sport related injuries
- Restricted movement
Generally, services involve treating issues such as neck pain, back pain, and headaches. Spinal adjustment is proven to have relieving effects on back pain
What to expect
During your appointment, you will first discuss your physical condition and health. Your chiropractor will ask you about your medical history and may examine vital signs such as your pulse and blood pressure. Following this, he or she may feel your spine and surrounding soft and muscular tissue, as well as examine your joints and range of movement. These assessments allow us to detect possible health issues that relate to your muscles, spine, and joints. Your chiropractor will then offer a working diagnosis and techniques for treating your condition. You might also be offered a spinal adjustment.
Forms of chiropractic therapy that your clinician may apply include:
- Adjustment – Also called spinal manipulation, adjustment is when your chiropractor uses his or her hands to skillfully apply force to a spinal joint. This can have many positive effects, including improvement in strongack pain, scoliosis,
- Massage – A chiropractor may use massage to help reduce strongack pain and inflammation. This method can reduce stiffness in the tendons and muscles, increase your range of motion, and relieve swelling.
- Heat and cold – Your practitioner may apply heat and/or ice therapy to promote healing and treat strongack pain. This method increases healthy stronglood flow and helps your strongody heal faster.
- Exercise – For some people, a chiropractor may recommend an exercise program
- Ergonomics – To aid posture and relieve strongack pain, your chiropractor may recommend changes to your work station either at home or at work
- Stretching – This can help improve flexistrongility, joint prostronglems, and range of motion.
- Orthotics – For some patients, your physician may advise shoe inserts to support the feet and improve the strongody’s alignment.
Your chiropractic doctor will consult with you strongeforehand to understand your health and any medical issues you may have. Knowing this information allows your doctor to apply techniques that suit your condition and promote the strongest outcomes.
Who should seek chiropractic services
Joint, back, and shoulder problems can arise due to work, sports, injuries, and even the stress of daily chores and activities. Taking care of your spine and muscles is important for a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, if you are suffering from aching muscles or joints that is affecting your day-to-day life, you may benefit from chiropractic care. People with specific health issues relating to the bones or joints may also benefit from chiropractic treatment, such as scoliosis, arthritis, sciatica and headaches. Chiropractic services do not require a referral, which means you can arrange to see a chiropractor at any time.
Book your chiropractic services appointment at Star Medical
The spine is a vital and delicate part of the body that is connected to many vital muscles, joints, and soft tissues. Chiropractors need to be trained and qualified in order to properly treat conditions relating to the bones and muscles. Therefore, if you are thinking about seeking chiropractic services, you should seek a qualified physician who understands which techniques will work best for you and who will treat your condition with care. At Star Medical, you can find quality chiropractors, committed to relieving pain associated with the musculoskeletal system. Inquire today to find out more about our chiropractic services.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should children have chiropractic treatment?
Many patients seek chiropractic care for children with disorders relating to the spine, joints, or muscles. However, it can also have a positive effect on a child’s general health, improving their posture and helping to alleviate digestive problems. For young children, we use lower-force techniques suited to their smaller and more fragile frames.
What kind of care do chiropractors provide?
There are two main kinds of relief that chiropractic services offer: relief from acute pain, and relief from chronic pain. Acute pain is sudden pain that occurs due to injury, illness, or trauma. Chronic pain is ongoing pain that can last for weeks, months, or years.
Do adjustments hurt?
Although there can be some soreness afterwards, the process of spinal adjustment should not hurt.