October is National Chiropractic Health Month, and that means it’s the perfect time to focus on ways to keep your spine healthy and functioning well. During this month, we join hundreds of practices across the nation in encouraging the public to seek out the benefits of chiropractic care.
Chiropractors are highly trained and spend up to four years of post-undergraduate education earning their doctorate in Chiropractic along with state licensure before they begin practicing.
Chiropractic care can help you stay mobile and flexible as you age, and it can also help relieve pain and improve your overall quality of life. If you’re not currently seeing a chiropractor, now is a great time to start! Schedule an appointment today and see how chiropractic care can benefit you.
What is National Chiropractic Health Month?
According to the American Chiropractic Association: National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) is a nationwide observance held each October. The event helps to raise public awareness of the importance of musculoskeletal health and the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole-person, patient-centered, and drug-free approach to health and wellness.
We’ve also put together some pretty interesting facts about chiropractic health for you in this article to celebrate National Chiropractic Health Month and in this article, we’re breaking down what a chiropractor does, who can see one, and what the benefits are.
What does a Chiropractor Do?
A chiropractor treats many conditions affecting the nervous system and musculoskeletal systems. Think of a chiropractor as a doctor who cares for any kind of muscle, bone, or joint pain or dysfunction.
What are the Benefits of Chiropractic Care?
Check out our article Chiropractic Care is Not Just for Back Pain, where we discuss several things that chiropractic care can help with including:
- Improved Posture
- Less Stress & Anxiety
- Neck Pain
Who Can See a Chiropractor?
Chiropractic care is a non-invasive health practice and is safe for all ages. Newborn infants all the way to seniors can benefit from our care.
Certain types of Chiropractic Adjustments should be avoided for the following physical situations:
- Severe osteoporosis, cancer in the spine, or spinal abnormalities
- Numbness, tingling, or loss of strength in an arm(s) or leg(s)
- An increased risk of stroke or having had strokes
These physical situations should be discussed with your Chiropractor on the first visit and can even create a specific plan for how to modify the care to meet your specific needs.
Improve overall health and well-being
If you’re looking for an all-natural way to improve your family’s health and well-being, chiropractic might be the answer. We are experts in spinal health and can help correct alignment issues, which may lead to better overall health. Give us a call today for more information or to schedule an appointment. We’d love to help you and your whole family feel your best!
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