Helping the body heal itself is the basis of chiropractic treatments. Chiropractic adjustments happen when a doctor of chiropractic places your body in a proper position using various manual manipulations.

The theory behind chiropractic care is that proper alignment of the musculoskeletal structure allows the body to heal itself without drugs or surgery.

Doctors focus mostly on the spine because the nervous system controls every cell and organ in the body. Keeping the spine in alignment can help promote an environment of healing. Dysfunctions in the spine can lead to symptoms in other parts of the body.

Regular chiropractic care can have many health benefits.

Pain Relief 

For many people, their first exposure to a chiropractor is because of back pain. After performing a medical history, the doctor might use a sudden but controlled force to manipulate a joint. A popping sound might happen, which is the result of the release of a gas bubble between the joints. This sudden movement can help improve both the quality of and the range of motion in a joint.

Acute back pain often responds well to chiropractic treatments. People suffering from neck pain, headaches, sciatica, and other pain issues in the muscles and joints can also find relief.

Improved Posture

In today’s world, many of us spend a lot of time sitting down at a desk. We also look down at our phones or other devices often. These behaviors can cause your spine to go out of alignment, leading to bad posture.

Leaning forward strains the neck muscles which can lead to pain and headaches. Chiropractic manipulation can help correct these problems.

Stress Relief

When you’re in pain, everything else seems to get worse. Your whole body can feel out of whack when your skeletal system is out of alignment. Fixing alignment issues can help relieve mental and physical stress and reduce tension.

Relieving stress can lead to better moods and even better sleep.

Chiropractic care often involves ongoing treatment, it isn’t just a one visit and you’re fixed type of thing. Also, simply fixing the problem doesn’t do much to prevent it from happening again. The goal is ongoing relief and prevention of future injuries,

When visiting a chiropractor, make sure you tell him or her a complete medical history including ongoing medical conditions, medications, surgical history, and any lifestyle factors that could contribute to your pain or injury.

If you’re looking for relief or to promote good musculoskeletal health, the professionals at B3 Medical in Tampa can help. Contact us today!