What Exactly is a Chiropractor and How Can They Help Me?
Many people who are not as familiar with chiropractic care as they are with the historical primary care medicine might be unaware that the two have worked simultaneously for years.
Along with your medical physician’s standard of care, some regularly utilize a chiropractor to further advance their health and assist them in returning to optimal well-being.
So, let us begin with exactly what chiropractic care consists of. Some may say that chiropractic is alternative care, and for others, it might be the only practice required to keep you healthy and feeling well. However, for the majority, they need an addition to their medical doctor.
Let us first clear a misconception that chiropractors are not medical doctors. Chiropractors spend as much time as a medical doctor in getting their degree. Doctor of Chiropractic Care cares about people and provides non-invasive, personalized care and treatment. It is a respective alternative to modern medicine. It has earned the same respect in their field as a Doctor of Education or a Doctor of Philosophy for they are the highest university degree conferred after a course of study by universities in most countries and are respected at the top of their field. Doctor of Chiropractic is well-versed in the sciences, including anatomy, physiology, nutrition, and other studies relevant to the advancement of healthcare’s proactive wellness model.
Chiropractic care is defined as: According to Merriam Webster: A licensed healthcare professional who treats disorders (such as back and neck pain) chiefly on the musculoskeletal system, primarily through the manual adjustments or manipulating the spinal vertebrae to correct nervous system dysfunction.
On a more detailed note, Chiropractic is a science, art, and philosophy.
One that utilizes the body’s inherent recuperative abilities and deals with the relationship between the spinal column and the nervous system and its role in the restoration maintenance of health. With that being said, chiropractors treat many conditions above and beyond spinal adjustments.
A medical doctor treats with drugs and surgery to deal with the symptoms of pain and illness. On an alternate note, chiropractic works on the root cause by adjusting to correct the actual cause of many modern medicine health problems.
To achieve the end goal, which is feeling better, pursuing your goals in life, and being the best, you can be there are many reasons you might consider consulting Chiropractic Clinics of South Florida:
- Back or Neck Pain resulting from an auto accident, slip & fall, work injury, or simply due to the body aging.
- Lifestyle advancement
- Stress from work or life responsibilities
- Work-related incidences, regardless of whether we work in an office or work in a physically demanding position to obtain an income to support our families and responsibilities.
- Teenagers attempting to achieve their goals in sports
- Chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia, diabetes, and autoimmune diseases such as Lupus, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, and the list goes on.
The history of chiropractic started as a profession in Davenport, Iowa, in September of 1895 by DD Palmer, and he first called it magnetic healing. The first thing you should know is chiropractic starts with the brain of which controls your body of which is responsible for sending out all signals to the rest of your body through your nervous system, which is the network to allow your body to function correctly. The nervous system is responsible for transmitting signals from your brain just like your boss at work to delegate your duties, as does the brain to the nervous system. A great example is when you touch something scalding the body’s senses from nerve ending send an immediate message to the brain to remove the stimulus that is causing the pain.
Your next question might be How does chiropractic work?
Chiropractic Clinics of South Florida can answer this question for you in simple terms because it is a simple medicine science. The practice of chiropractic’s focuses not only on your bones and nerves but also on your life. After an initial evaluation regarding your spine and how well you eat, if you exercise, your stress level and ways you reduce stress, your family life, and so on. They then create a specific care plan that is individualized to your personal needs of care, based on correcting the cause of your subluxations and possible associated symptoms.
Let us first define subluxation: a slight misalignment of the vertebrae, regarded in chiropractic theory as the cause of many health problems. The adjustments promote communication between your brain and body to flow freely through the blood flow and the transmission of nerve signals and the synapsis of nerve endings to direct the body to respond to the brain’s delegations of tasks and requests without the interruption of blocked avenues due to inflammation or misalignments. A perfect analogy is when a highway is congested due to an auto accident, and the five lanes must filter into two lanes.
One thing to consider with chiropractic care is that it will relieve your chronic problem. It is not a quick fix and being that it will restore your quality of life and require a commitment to treatment. Holistic medicine may require several adjustments over a few weeks to several months, keeping in mind the goal is to is fix the problem, keep it fixed, and keep it from happening again.
At Chiropractic Clinics of South Florida, our chiropractic’s ultimate goal is to help relieve pain and help patients better manage their condition at home and improve functions or mobility. Through treatments such as spinal decompression, physical therapy, and chiropractic adjustments.
We encourage and support the recommended CDC guidelines during COVID-19 and are happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have before visiting us to alleviate any fears you might have about these trying times. Our chiropractors will provide a pain consultation and recommend the best treatments for you.
For help with chronic pain from an accident, injury, or underlying illness, Chiropractic Clinics of South Florida has several locations. Pompano Beach, North Miami, West Palm Beach, Hollywood, Miami Lakes, Miami Airport, and Kendall in Miami-Dade and Broward. This allows you to obtain treatment before, after, or during your busy work schedule, and we are here on the weekends as well to accommodate your hectic lifestyle.