Updated: Jul 28
We all experience pain and discomfort at some point in our lives. However, not everyone knows that there are alternative medical practices that can be used to treat these issues. Chiropractic medicine is one of the most popular alternative treatments, but many people still don't know what it is and how it can help them feel better. Here at Leverone Wellness we believe patient education is vital to recovery so in this blog post, I'll explain what chiropractic medicine is and some of its benefits for patients with everyday ailments and injuries.
The practice of chiropractic medicine
Chiropractic medicine is a form of alternative medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. Chiropractors use spinal manipulation (spinal adjustment) to treat these dysfunctions by applying controlled force through their hands or specialized instruments to achieve freedom of movement in joints and other connective tissues. They may also use other therapies such as massage therapy, neuromuscular reeducation, nutritional counseling, homecare exercise plans etc.
A holistic approach to health and care
Chiropractors help patients by addressing both how their bodies function as well as how they feel in their daily lives.
Chiropractic medicine focuses on improving your quality of life by finding and treating the source of pain so that you can regain your state of health and vibrancy. This includes improving joint mobility, reducing pain and discomfort, balancing musculoskeletal structure, strengthening muscles around joints to increase stability while decreasing abnormal stress on bones and discs throughout the spine, and relaxing tense muscles around joints through soft tissue manipulation techniques.
What to expect during your first chiropractor appointment
The first appointment with a chiropractor is an opportunity for you to get to know the doctor and vice versa. Here are some tips for what to expect:
Tell the doctor about your symptoms, how they started, and how often they occur.
Ask questions if you have them before or during your appointment.
Come prepared with information on any medications you're taking or supplements you take regularly (or even once in a while). This includes vitamins, minerals, herbs, etc., as well as prescription drugs such as birth control pills or blood pressure medication. The doctor needs this information so he can make sure there aren't any potential problems when adjusting your spine or treating other issues that pop up during treatment sessions—and that's only one reason why it's important!
The many benefits of chiropractic care
Chiropractic care is safe, drug-free and effective. Chiropractors treat the whole person: body, mind and spirit. Chiropractic care can also help you avoid surgery and other invasive procedures. At Leverone Wellness we have many different tools and modalities designed to relieve pain and optimize your health and performance. These include chiropractic adjustments, activator, vibrocussor, arthrostim, cold laser, electrical stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, manual therapy, massage therapy, short wave diathermy, traction, therapeutic exercise, rehabilitation exercises and nutritional guidance.
How to find the right chiropractor for you
Choosing the right chiropractor can be a challenging task. A good fit is essential to your experience, so it’s important to find someone who:
Accessible. Your chiropractor should be accessible by phone and email, and make sure they have their own practice website with current hours of operation.
Listens carefully. If you feel like your concerns aren't being addressed or that you're not getting enough information about services available, this could be an issue with how your chiropractor communicates with you.
Takes time to get to know you as an individual patient. A good relationship between doctor and patient results in better communication between them—and that means better care for all involved!
Chiropractors are not only trained professionals who can help you heal but also compassionate individuals who truly care about their patients' well-being. Call today to schedule a visit and see if we can help you out of pain and into health.
Drew Marcello D.C.
3322 9th St N
St Petersburg FL 33704