Answering Your Questions and Providing the Ins and Outs to Chiropractic Care
What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a discipline of health care that is focused on healing the body without the use of pharmaceutical drugs and surgery. The primary goal of chiropractic is to restore and optimize human health. Though chiropractic treatments focus primarily on the spinal region, chiropractors treat far more than spinal and neck subluxations (misaligned vertebra).
Who can receive chiropractic care?
Nearly all individuals are candidates to receive chiropractic treatments. Dr. Allison Zak Chiropractic provides care for patients of all ages, including infants and senior citizens. Research has shown that though children generally have resilient tissues, they too can experience back and neck pain. On the other hand, senior citizens often suffer from poor spinal function and over-medication, which can cause unpleasant side effects. In both of these cases, and many more, Chiropractic care is the best remedy to help restore overall health at any age. For children, chiropractic care can return their body to normal function and alleviate pain from injuries. For the elderly, chiropractic care can help restore spinal function and even improve arthritic symptoms, as well as other chronic ailments associated with aging.
What parts of the body can be adjusted?
Nearly every joint in the body can be adjusted with a chiropractic treatment(s), including the spine, neck, hands, wrists, elbows, ribs, hips, knees, shoulders, ankles, and even the jaw. At Dr. Allison Zak Chiropractic, we utilize gentle, precise adjustive techniques that restore joint function and improve joint health. Motion is the only way the body can provide nutrients to joint cartilage and flush out harmful waste; therefore, chiropractic adjustments that allow for greater motion are an effective way to develop healthier joints.
What conditions can be treated with chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care provides relief for a full range of common and not-so-common conditions, including:
- back pain and sciatica
- headaches and migraines
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- arm or leg numbness and tingling
- extremity joint pain and dysfunction
- poor ciruclation
- infantile colic
- ear infection
- low energy levels
- female disorders
- auto accident and whiplash injuries
- sports injuries
- lifting injuries
- work-related injuries
- chronic injuries
Massage and Chiropractic, Complimenting Treatments
What is massage therapy?
Massage is a therapeutic practice involving a variety of techniques that stimulate or soothe the body’s soft tissues. Massage therapy uses hands as well as a mechanical or electrical device to knead and stroke the body’s muscles and soft tissues. Lubricating oils or lotions are also often used during massage sessions to help reduce friction, making the treatment more relaxing for the patient. Dr. Allison Zak Chiropractic offers professional massage services to patients of all ages.
How does massage therapy benefit the body and mind?
Massage therapy benefits the body by relaxing muscle tissue, enhancing blood and lymph circulation, breaking up scar tissue between muscle fibers, removing waste products, and supporting the body’s natural healing process. In terms of the mind, Massage therapy has been proven to provide relief of stress and fatigue, resulting in more energy and improved focus.