Chiropractic care is one of the most popular and effective types of alternative medicine services in the United States. Most people choose chiropractic care because it works to both prevent and to relieve pain and to normalize nerve and musculoskeletal function. Here, you will learn more about the benefits of regular chiropractic adjustments and where to go for the best chiropractic care in Grand Junction, CO.
What Is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is composed of manual (hands-on) spinal column alignments, soft tissue therapies, such as massage, taping, stretching, strengthening exercises and much more. These targeted services are performed by Doctor of Chiropractic and highly trained chiropractic assistants.
Based on your medical history, symptoms, and results of diagnostic tests, such as digital X-rays, an MRI or others, your chiropractor will develop your customized treatment plan. It will address both acute and ongoing musculoskeletal and nervous system needs and symptoms, such as pain, tight muscles or limited joint range of motion in major joints and the spinal column.
Additionally, you should know that not only can chiropractic care restore musculoskeletal function and manage pain after a sudden injury, it also can be used to prevent problems. These problems may be associated with joints, muscles and in particular, the alignment of bony vertebrae and nerves in the spinal column.
Some people choose to visit a chiropractor on a regular basis to improve their overall wellness, posture and biomechanical strength and endurance so they can work at home and on the job safely and effectively without pain or weakness. However, an onsite chiropractic team can also develop return to work plans for patients with job-related chronic conditions or acute injuries.
Benefits of Regular Chiropractic Adjustments
A chiropractic adjustment is essentially a spine, muscle and joint workout which moves vertebrae, nerves and soft tissues into their naturally correct positions. During a chiropractic adjustment, your provider uses gentle, targeted thrusts with his hands, and other tools and modalities, to stabilize the spine and surrounding tissues, relieve muscular tension, improve blood circulation, increase immune response (healing) and more.
Done as a preventive treatment, chiropractic care can help people avoid one of today’s most common occupational health problems–lower back pain. Additionally, regular chiropractic adjustments may help to:
- Lower levels of ongoing musculoskeletal pain
- Improve immune system function
- Decrease feelings of stress, anxiety, and tension
- Increase musculoskeletal function and flexibility
- Improve posture and sleep patterns/quality
- Facilitate nervous system function, including improving mental focus
- Improve overall health and feelings of well-being
- Limit the amount of pain medication you may need for sciatica, neck pain, headaches and other bone, joint and muscle health problems
- Forestall or avoid orthopedic surgeries altogether
It is common for people in their forties, fifties and sixties get regular chiropractic adjustments. However, a plan of chiropractic care can be appropriate for both men and women at any age after a detailed, in-person chiropractic evaluation. People of advanced age or those with serious ongoing health problems, such as stroke recovery, cancer, or osteoporosis, may not be good candidates for these alternative medicine services.
What Does a Chiropractic Treatment Plan Include?
Your chiropractic treatment plan–whether preventive or part of rehabilitation from an acute or chronic injury or condition–may include:
- Nutritional and fitness coaching
- An at-home exercise and stretching plan
- Kinesio taping to stabilize weak joints or soft tissues
- Use of bracing and durable medical equipment
Your Best Chiropractor in Grand Junction, CO
At WorkPartners Occupational Health, our onsite chiropractor is Dr. Christopher Agnello. He and his professional team believe in the preventive benefits of routine chiropractic adjustments.
Whether you work at home, in a setting which requires heavy lifting, or want to avoid sports injuries, we can help you optimize your strength and overall wellness. Call our friendly office team at WorkPartners Occupational Health for an informative chiropractic consultation at (970) 241-5585 or request your appointment here. We look forward to seeing you soon.