Chiropractic care is a treatment specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the spine and the rest of the musculoskeletal system.
The goal of chiropractic care is to help a person achieve long-term pain relief and improved function the natural way. The emphasis of the discipline is on eliminating reliance on pharmacological and/or surgical interventions. Chiropractic treatments are grounded on the core belief that the body needs proper alignment to be able to function optimally.
Let’s delve deeper into chiropractic care by exploring a few of its benefits.
Enhanced Body Alignment
Good posture greatly helps you keep your bones and joints in proper alignment so that your muscles are being used correctly; decreases the strain being placed on the ligaments in your spine; and minimizes wear and tear on the surfaces of your joints, thereby reducing your risk of developing arthritis.
Your chiropractor will correct your posture through spinal adjustment. Spinal manipulation is one of the most common types of spinal adjustment in which the chiropractor uses their hands to apply a controlled but sudden force to a specific joint.
Effective (Re)injury Prevention
To help reduce your risk of re-injury and ensure your optimal function over the long term, your chiropractor will teach you proper body mechanics, which involve properly positioning your body when lifting heavy objects, standing, moving, and even when sleeping.
Your chiropractor will also recommend exercises to improve your balance and flexibility, and strengthen the muscle groups that support your joints, thereby also helping you prevent future injuries.
Improved Overall Health
Your chiropractor sees your musculoskeletal system as a whole and works to address your problem at its root—instead of simply masking the symptoms.
Through spinal adjustment and other modalities, your chiropractor will remove restrictions from your vertebrae. These restrictions cause the toxins in your body to build up in the capsules of your joints. Toxin buildup is a culprit in fatigue, poor memory, headaches, and weak immune system, and other health problems.
By eliminating the restrictions, your chiropractor also tackles the problem at their source. This gives way to a myriad of unexpected health benefits, such as:
- Increased energy
- Enhanced focus and concentration
- Improved quality and quantity of sleep
- Stronger immune system
- Improved nervous system function
- Better overall health and well-being
First-Rate Chiropractic Services in Grand Junction, Co
At WorkPartners Occupational Health, our licensed chiropractor Dr. Christopher Angello, D.C. provides comprehensive care for the full range of work-related injuries and conditions using a vast variety of therapeutic techniques, such as spinal manipulation and instrumental adjustments.
Dr. Angello has helped countless injured workers in Grand Junction and surrounding areas in Colorado successfully regain their normal function and safely return to their jobs, so you can rest assured that you’re in very good hands!