How Does Chiropractic Treat Forward Head Posture, Scoliosis, And Neck Pain?
Have you ever wondered how chiropractic care can treat so many different conditions? Chiropractic treatment is able to do this because it works on the neuromusculoskeletal system, which comprises your nervous system, muscular system, and skeletal structure all at once. The skilled team of North Alabama Spine & Rehab employs spinal adjustments and manual manipulation to restore balance in these areas hands-on, while also creating a rejuvenating effect on the entire body.
Conditions That Chiropractic Can Treat
Chiropractic treatment can help to alleviate a range of misalignments and issues, whether you’re receiving a chiropractic adjustment, spinal traction, or manual treatment. Dr. Adam Shafran knows which types of treatments are ideal for your specific condition and circumstances, so be sure to inform him about any symptoms you’re experiencing. You’ll get the most effective care if you communicate honestly and clearly with your chiropractor about your symptoms, lifestyle, and wellness goals.
Chiropractic care is one of the most successful treatments for back pain and other issues within the neuromusculoskeletal system. While everyone’s treatment plan will be different, chiropractics provide the necessary adjustments to realign the spine. When this happens, patients often see a significant reduction or complete elimination of their pain.
At its core, neck pain is tenderness or discomfort in the cervical spine. Neck pain can be attributed to aching muscles and joints, strained tendons, or pinched nerves. And while there are many at-home remedies that might provide some temporary relief – such as icing the area for 15 minutes several times each day or taking an over-the-counter medication – seeking professional help from a chiropractor like Dr. Adam Shafran will likely prove more effective in both mitigating current discomfort and preventing future issues.
The enteric nervous system regulates digestion, and chiropractic care affects the nervous system. By getting regular chiropractic adjustments, you can decrease or heal digestive issues such as diarrhea, nausea, constipation, acid reflux, and GERD.
Headaches & Migraines
If you suffer from migraines or headaches, it could be due to an issue with your cervical spine. Don’t resign yourself to a life of discomfort. Instead of relying on prescription or over-the-counter pain medication, come to North Alabama Spine & Rehab to experience individualized chiropractic care that treats headaches and migraines at the root.
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that not only causes visible deformities in posture but also can result in various symptoms. Chiropractic care corrects scoliosis by manipulating the spine back into proper alignment.
Forward Head Posture (Text Neck)
You may not realize it, but if you spend a lot of time looking down at your phone or tablet, you could be developing forward head posture. This common condition affects people of all ages and occurs when the neck moves forward and away from the natural position above the shoulders. Over time, this can cause pain and strain on the muscles and joints in the neck and upper back.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is a particular kind of chiropractic treatment that employs hands-on interactions with the chiropractor and your body. A chiropractic adjustment is best known as a treatment for the spine, but it may also be utilized on other areas of the body (for example, the knees). A chiropractic adjustment requires a thorough knowledge of your unique anatomy, which your North Alabama chiropractor will obtain by conducting a comprehensive analysis which may include x-rays.
Once you’ve finished your complete consultation to establish the alignment of your spine, your chiropractor will perform a treatment. The pressure is applied to particular areas on the body’s surface to encourage joint movement.
Chiropractic adjustments come with various benefits, which are facilitated by the ability to help bring back balance to the body as well as improve general organ function. Irrespective of whether you’re feeling discomfort or believe your body might be imbalanced, chiropractic care can still offer many benefits to you.
What is manual manipulation?
Another method that chiropractors may use to give hands-on therapy to regions of your body that are misaligned or in need of attention is manual manipulation. Although spinal adjustment is classified as manual manipulation, it does not always provide the same results as manual manipulation (and it’s not meant to).
Manual manipulation is a hands-on treatment in which Dr. Adam Shafran will either use their hands or a specialized tool. If a tool is used, there are many different options available to your chiropractor, each with a different function. Using manual manipulation, Dr. Adam Shafran will treat your neuromusculoskeletal system directly by massaging it and aligning joints where necessary.
Where can I get treated?
Our team at North Alabama Spine & Rehab is dedicated to offering high-quality care, and we are ready to help you start your treatment journey today. Dr. Adam Shafran has years of experience treating a wide variety of conditions, which has helped hundreds of patients achieve relief from pain and discomfort. If you’re looking for ways to improve your health or want transformative results, our care may be able to provide what you need.