Severe injury and chronic back or neck pain commonly brings patients to the office of a chiropractor. For the majority, there is an existing, ongoing condition which has prompted them to seek chiropractic care for relief. However, there are a great many different ways in which chiropractic can benefit patients, even those who are not experiencing chronic pain.
For several individuals, what later may become a debilitating issue often begins with little or no sign of injury. In these cases, chiropractic care can often offset what would otherwise be a major health concern. For more patients still, chiropractic offers a means by which to avoid potential injury and maintain overall health and comfort. There is quite a lengthy list of benefits from seeing a chiropractor. However, there are a few surprising situations in which chiropractic services can be particularly helpful:
Seeing a Chiropractor When You Work a Sedentary Job
An increasing number of jobs have become sedentary in recent years. Computers may have made our society more efficient, but they have also made it less physically active. Unfortunately, this lack of movement also leads to back discomfort through increased pressure on the spine and discs. A seated position puts considerably more pressure on the spine, especially when proper posture isn’t used. Over time, discs lose their ability to cushion the movement of the spine, and the bulging or worn discs may begin to cause symptoms such as sciatica and pain in the back, neck, or shoulders.
Seeing a Chiropractor After an Auto Accident
The adrenaline that typically follows an auto accident frequently masks injuries. Treatment following a car accident is critical, even if symptoms of a problem are not immediately obvious. Among the most common injuries to result from wrecks are whiplash, lower back pain, and neck or shoulder pain. Each of these is often found to be treatable with chiropractic care, bringing relief without the need for more invasive tactics.
Seeing a Chiropractor to Prevent Athletic Injury
Athletes are especially susceptible to injury and need to be particularly vigilant in order to protect their bodies. Recently, football related concussions have been a topic of regular discussion. However, there is a danger for injury posed in all athletic pursuits, including running, baseball, and soccer. Chiropractic care offers a safe and effective way to not only treat injury, but to prevent future injuries as well. Furthermore, athletes can also benefit from the many other types of adjustments that chiropractors provide in addition to the spine, including the arms, legs, hands and feet.
There are a great many reasons to consider chiropractic care, but some may be less obvious than others. Though it has long been recognized for its ability to relieve existing neck or back pain, chiropractic is also a superior method of preventative care. For those who find themselves in situations or careers from which back injury often results, a chiropractor can be key to maintaining comfort and avoiding harmful subluxations of the spine.
If you are ready to visit a chiropractor for an existing injury or preventative care, schedule a consultation with one of the highly qualified physicians at SouthEast Chiropractic: The Motion Centers. We currently offer two convenient locations in the Charlotte area: Gastonia and Belmont. Click below to contact us and request your consultation today.