What Is Chiropractic Therapy and Will It Help? Let Us Tell You a Story…

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A small puddle of water can cause a lot of damage…

Our heroine, let’s call her Sarah, slipped in the bathroom and hit the back of her neck against the tub. That was two years ago. Ever since then she has gone to doctor after doctor trying to figure out what is wrong with her and how she can stop her headaches (because, frankly, she just moved and doesn’t have her own family doctor yet). One doctor told her, with a skeptical eye, “Your headaches should go away soon. Just wait it out.” Another told her just to take some Advil and be done with it. He even gave her a free handful of them (because she’s in Canada! – Yes!). Finally, she went to a third doctor – after two years of headaches – and he told her that she needs to go to a chiropractor or physiotherapist. He said that Sarah shouldn’t have waited so long and that the longer she waits the worse her problems might become. “Ok.” She ponders… “I think I get what physiotherapy is, but why should I go ‘crack my back?’ How is that going to help my neck and headaches?” The doctor says that chiropractic therapy does a lot more than she might think…

In fact, in 2001, researchers at Duke University found evidence that chiropractic therapy immediately improved headaches that originate in the neck. They also found that the therapy had fewer side effects than prescribed medication and that the relief lasted longer.

So what is chiropractic therapy and why should you go to a chiropractor?

Chiropractic therapy deals with the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. It is often used to treat neuromusculoskeletal problems, such as neck pain, back pain, joint pain in one’s arms or legs, and headaches. It is a drug-free approach to health care, and the most common procedure is spinal manipulation (also known as chiropractic adjustment). After an injury, this procedure restores joint mobility by applying force to the joints that have become hypomobile. Injured tissues change physically and chemically. As a result, pain, inflammation, and diminished functionality can occur. Chiropractic therapy restores mobility and alleviates muscle tightness and pain. Over time, tissues start to heal. A chiropractor might also provide nutritional and lifestyle counseling in order to help you feel your best.

Now back to our story – Whatever happened to Sarah?

In the end, Sarah decided to go to a chiropractor. Lo and behold, her headaches started to go away. She still doesn’t quite understand why chiropractic therapy worked, but she wishes she did it sooner…

But why should you believe us? – Because it’s based on a true story. Chiropractic therapy really works.

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