It’s safe to say that chiropractic care is sometimes misunderstood by many who do not know the true details of how examinations and adjustments are performed. There are a lot of people who shy away from chiropractic care because they are simply misinformed about how patients are treated and precisely what the practice treats. These people would be surprised to know that chiropractic care is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal injuries and many other injuries associated with both the body and mind.
All forms of medicine come with risks, this is why medications come with warning labels. The truth is that many patients that participate in regular chiropractic care feel immediate relie. Some side effects associated with chiropractic care are extremely minimal and can vary from anything from mild soreness to stiffness in the treated area. Current research shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours.
Neck pain as well as some types of headaches are among the most common ailments that are treated through precise chiropractic manipulation. Cervical manipulation, often called a neck adjustment, works to improve joint mobility in the neck and restore range of motion. Neck manipulation, when performed by a skilled and well-educated professional such as a doctor of chiropractic, is a remarkably safe procedure.
If you are visiting your doctor of chiropractic with upper-neck pain or headache, be very specific about your symptoms in order for the doctor to give a better and more precise exam and adjustment. This will also help your doctor of chiropractic offer the safest and most effective treatment.
Doctors of chiropractic are well trained professionals who provide patients with safe, effective care for a variety of common conditions. Here at The Joint at San Antonio, Alon Towne Center, our very own Dr. Barnett is extremely qualified to perform safe and effective chiropractic care to all patients. Dr. Barnett graduated from Parker University with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in August 2013. He has treated patients with a variety of ailments and injuries. Among such cases were collegiate athletes seeking performance optimization, business professionals looking for stress relief and even pregnant mothers wanting to ease the biomechanical stresses involved with bearing and birthing.
Consult your primary care physician or chiropractor for any medical related advice.
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