Understanding the Safety of Chiropractic Care
If you’ve never been to a chiropractor before, you might be a bit worried about the experience. Don’t they “crack” your back? Doesn’t that hurt?
Chiropractic care covers a number of different practices, all of which are non-invasive. There’s a reason people who have seen chiropractors swear by them and continue to go back: because chiropractic care is just as safe as it is effective.
Putting Your Spine Back into Alignment
Your spine is an extremely important feature of your anatomy. Aside from obvious reasons, it’s also the home to your central nervous system and, thus, is surrounded by nerves. On top of that, you have large and important muscle groups all around it, as well.
Therefore, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that when your spine isn’t at 100%, you’re going to be in pain.
All a chiropractor does is look for the source of that pain in your back and then work to put your spine back into alignment so any pain or discomfort associated with it goes away.
Is Chiropractic Care Safe?
Having someone manually adjust your spine may seem dangerous, but it’s really not. Chiropractors are trained specialists who spend their entire careers learning about this one vital part of the body - your spine.
Now, yes, an adjustment can involve a “crack” or “pop.” They’re not remotely painful, though. In fact, many people who have been to chiropractors before go on to associate that sound with pain relief.
It’s really nothing more than small pockets of air being popped. These bubbles form in the fluid around your joints, so when your spine is adjusted, they’re finally released.
Chiropractic Care You Can Do on Your Own
While you should never try to treat your own back problems, your doctor may give you certain exercises you can do on your own to ensure your back continues healing after the initial treatment.
Yoga and other forms of stretching are common examples, but studies have shown mindfulness exercises can be effective, too. Despite the lack of medication and supervision, these types of chiropractic care can go on to help your body heal and even strengthen.
Don’t put off going to the chiropractor because you think it’s not safe. Not only is that not true, but chiropractic care could be all you need to live pain-free again.
If you want to heal your body’s pain at the source and learn more about chiropractic, call Spring Chiropractic today at (904) 276-5525 to set up a consultation or contact us with any questions you may have.