Chiropractic Treatment | New City Chiropractic | Lakeland FL

Chiropractic Treatment | New City Chiropractic | Lakeland FL 2018-10-26T19:10:42+00:00

Chiropractic Treatment | New City Chiropractic | Lakeland FL

Wondering if you are a good candidate for chiropractic treatment? Call New City Chiropractic in Lakeland, Florida at (863) 940-3444 to schedule an appointment or learn more about our holistic treatment options to relieve pain, increase range of motion, and mobility. Dr. Chris Barker is a licensed chiropractor with experience treating children, adult men and women, seniors, and babies. Learn the benefits or chiropractic care, possible risks, and learn if you are a candidate for treatment and pain relief.

Are you tired of the cycle of ineffective pain medications that only treat the symptom rather than the underlying problem? From chronic neck or back pain, headaches, limited mobility, and fatigue; chances are there is a natural and effective solution for you.

What Is Chiropractic Treatment?

Chiropractic treatment is a broad and helpful way of describing the range of treatments used by chiropractors to reduce patients’ pain. More precisely, chiropractors use a range of different therapies that focus on the alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal system, paying special attention to the close relationship between the body’s nervous system and the spine. That is why so many chiropractic treatment plans involve spinal alignment and back adjustments.

When you visit a chiropractor, the treatment you receive is often described as a chiropractic adjustment. This form of chiropractic care will focus on:

  • Enhancing normal spinal mobility and range of motion

  • Reducing nerve pain caused by irritation to the spinal nerve

  • Reduce the subluxation (misalignment of the vertebrae) in order to restore the spine’s structural integrity

What Conditions do Chiropractors Treat?

Chiropractic treatment works to treat many congenital spinal conditions and relieve pain in patients across the world. Chiropractic therapies are used to treat many common conditions including:

  • scoliosis

  • hip misalignment

  • herniated disc

  • subluxation

  • whiplash

  • sciatica nerve pain

  • numbness

  • general neck and back pain

Chiropractic treatment can help treat the real underlying cause of what sometimes seem unrelated conditions like heavy menstrual periods, TMJ, attention deficit disorder (ADD), and malaise. Chiropractors treat adults, children, infants, teenagers, and adolescents. Chiropractors choose therapeutic treatments based on the condition of the patient, prognosis, and patient goals.

There are approximately 80,000 chiropractors in the United States who treat more than 35 million Americans each year. Chiropractic patients know all too well that chiropractic treatment is effective for treating a number of physical conditions. According to the American Chiropractic Association, over 9 in 10 chiropractic users indicating their treatments were effective.

However, merely knowing that chiropractic treatments and therapies are effective is not the same as understanding why chiropractic care benefits so many people. Here is a closer look at some of the most popular chiropractic therapies, the conditions those therapies treat and why these treatments prove so effective.

Does Chiropractic Treatment Work?

Millions of patients report positive results from chiropractic treatment, which often helps patients avoid the need for surgery. Here are a few of the ailments that benefit from the non-surgical treatments provided through chiropractic care.

In fact, for issues such as back pain (which will be discussed in greater detail below), chiropractic treatment is reported to be the most successful form of treatment. In short, chiropractic works quite well for millions of Americans, and patient relief occurs because chiropractors focus on a “whole person” approach that gets to the root cause of a patient’s pain while considering the unique needs of the patient.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Subluxation refers to a misalignment of the spinal joints or vertebrae, and there may be many reasons that a subluxation occurs. Many factors are physical in nature, such as whiplash, scoliosis, sports injuries and more.
Subluxation is the cause of many forms of pain that chiropractic treatment is suited to relieve. Conditions that are often treated by chiropractors include:

  • Back pain

  • Chronic pain

  • Severe headaches, including migraines

  • Neck pain

  • Sports injuries

  • Sciatica

  • Misaligned spine

  • Vertebral subluxation

  • Spinal subluxation

Back Pain

It is estimated that 31 million Americans experience lower back pain, which is why it is notable that a Consumer Reports survey found that chiropractic care is the highest-rated form of back pain treatment. Indeed, chiropractic care outperformed each of the following:

  • Prescription drugs

  • Yoga

  • Pilates

  • Over-the-counter medication

  • Massage therapy

Treatments like back decompression and chiropractic adjustments bring lasting back pain relief to patients. Chiropractic lower back pain treatment can offer pain relief without the use of habit-forming medications.

In addition, chiropractors are also the highest-rated healthcare practitioners for treating patients in need of therapy for lower back pain. Importantly, the lasting relief many individuals experience frees patients from needing prescription drugs to manage their pain. This is especially valuable for patients struggling with the nerve pain that accompanies bulging or herniated discs (sciatica).

Neck Pain

For patients seeking neck pain relief, chiropractic treatment is effective at healing many painful ailments of the neck and spine. Because neck pain may be cause by one of several common maladies, chiropractors use X-rays and their medical training to determine the stem of the neck discomfort. Often, the origin of neck pain will be the same misalignment that causes back pain, headaches and other physical complaints.

Once the cause of neck pain has been identified, your chiropractor can then develop an individualized plan that provides neck pain relief and maintains the musculoskeletal system to prevent reoccurrence of discomfort.

Chronic Pain

Spinal subluxations or misalignments are often a cause of chronic pain, especially after car accident injuries and similar incidents that can cause whiplash and serious spinal disorders. Chiropractic treatment can deliver lasting relief for chronic pain related to these types of injuries.

Additionally, some fibromyalgia patients report significant pain relief as a result of chiropractic care.

Migraine Headaches

As many as 13 percent of adults in the United States suffer from the severe headaches or migraines. Worse, between two and three million adults have chronic migraines that persistently cause intense and debilitating pain, sensitivity to light, nausea and even depression.

Many who suffer from migraines seek and find relief through regular visits to a chiropractor. The adjustments provided by a chiropractor serve to relieve pressure on the nervous system, thereby providing relief for the neck pain that is often associated with migraines. Regular chiropractic migraine treatment can serve as a preventative measure that reduces the number and severity of migraines in some patients.

Sports Injuries

The bodies of athletes are placed under stress that far exceeds the stressors placed on the body in an ordinary day. The high level of physical activity often leads to torn ligaments, knee damage, ankle sprains and similar medical issues.
These injuries often cause significant muscle pain, swelling and inflammation within the body. Chiropractic treatment of sports injuries can provide pain relief and help rebuild muscle-strength for athletes dealing with:

  • Pinched nerves

  • Neck injuries

  • Muscle spasms

  • Joint pain

  • Muscle, tendon and ligament tears

  • Sprained ankle

Schedule Chiropractic Treatment

Call (863) 940-3444 now or send us a message to schedule chiropractic treatment at our New City Chiropractic clinic in Lakeland, Florida. We look forwarding to helping you improve your health, and live pain free.

Sources

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