chiropractorIf you’re looking into chiropractic care for yourself or a loved one, you probably have a few questions regarding its safety, who it’s for, and whether it is the best treatment for you or your loved one. Here are some chiropractor FAQs, to help you make the best decision possible about this highly regarded alternative therapy.

  1. Do Chiropractors Adjust Everyone the Same?

Chiropractors do not adjust all of their patients the same way. Each treatment is customized to the patient, their problem areas, their body, and their particular health concerns. Your chiropractor looks at each of their patient’s spinal issues and creates a customized plan of healing for them.

  1. Is It Okay to Receive Chiropractic Care After Back Surgery?

Chiropractic adjustments are safe and recommended for those who just recently had back surgery. Unfortunately, many people who have surgery experience the same spinal symptoms they had before surgery months or years later. Chiropractic care is like a maintenance plan for post-surgery patients. It can help you maintain your improved health and keep your results going, to live with less pain and imbalances. However, if chiropractic care is used as the first measure, back surgery is often avoided altogether.

  1. How Can I Tell If I Have Spinal Subluxations?

It can be difficult to tell if you have subluxations. Spinal subluxations can be like cavities; you don’t always know they’re even there, and you could have subluxations for a while before symptoms appear. Regular appointments with a chiropractor for spinal checkups are key for catching any spinal imbalances early and treating them before they become serious issues. Only a thorough checkup with a licensed chiropractor can tell you if you have subluxations for sure.

  1. Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Children?

Spinal issues can start at birth, and physical and emotional trauma can manifest at an early age and can lead to serious health issues later on in life. Many parents choose to have their children and babies checked by a chiropractor for subluxations since chiropractic care is safe, gentle, and drug-free.

  1. Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Pregnant Women?

Chiropractic care is safe and effective for pregnant women. Chiropractic adjustments are tailored to pregnant women, and can help with typical pregnancy discomforts like back pain. It can also relieve some of the stressors of pregnancy and help lead to an easier pregnancy and an easier delivery. Some chiropractic adjustments can even be applied to help position the infant for optimum delivery.

  1. How Does Chiropractic Care Work Exactly?

Chiropractic care helps to restore the body’s natural ability to heal itself by improving any imbalances. The spine is directly connected to the nervous system, and when something is off in the spinal region, it can affect the rest of the body and manifest into other totally separate issues. When the nervous system is in balance and functioning at its maximum potential, all of the organs, tissues, and cells in the body will work in your favor to prevent disease and illness. Chiropractic care can help your body realign to achieve optimum health.

If you are feeling more clarity over chiropractic care and believe this therapy can help you achieve your health goals and feel great in your body, call Total Health Systems in southeast Michigan today to set up your appointment.  We have locations in Clinton Township, Chesterfield, Washington Twp. , and St. Clair Shores, Michigan.