8 Facts About Chiropractic Care

by Dr. Travis Utter
August 6th, 2017

As an alternative medicine, chiropractic is one of the most common treatments people use to diagnose and treat disorders or injuries to their musculoskeletal systems, and especially their spines. There are many reasons people attest to the effectiveness of chiropractic care—such as making a full recovery from an auto accident injury—yet there can still be some confusion as to what chiropractic is all about. To provide some clarity, we've outlined eight interesting facts about chiropractic care.

1. Minimal Risk Alternative

Chiropractic is an all-natural, non-invasive form of treatment. There are no incisions involved with chiropractic care, so there are no risks of scarring, bleeding, or surgery complications. In addition, chiropractic does not involve the use of artificial medicine, so you are not putting your body at risk of suffering from adverse side effects or dependency on pain pills.

2. Low Cost

Traditional means of medical treatment may involve expensive and unnecessary surgeries, strong prescription medications, and costly follow-up procedures. It is significantly less expensive to treat your injuries with chiropractic care. Chiropractic produces fast and effective healing throughout the body, which means you will not have to prolong treatment due to a high initial cost.

3. Improving Overall Wellness

Your chiropractor can help you achieve better overall wellness by providing information on how to improve certain health habits and start living a healthier, natural life. You can find some of this information on our website, including 10 chiropractic tips that you can use to start improving your overall wellness today.

4. Insurance Approved

Most insurance policies offer some sort of chiropractic care coverage, which means even less money out of your pocket. If you have been injured in an auto accident and seek medical treatment within 14 days of your accident, your PIP insurance should help cover the cost of your treatment. Similarly, if you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident or other personal injury, your treatment may be covered by your personal medical insurance or that of another entity.

5. Maximizing Your Results

In order to fully maximize the benefits of any chiropractic treatment, it’s important that you work with your chiropractor and follow their instructions. This can mean adjusting your actions during and after your treatment when it comes to things like exercise and lifestyle so your injury is able to fully heal. Your chiropractor will let you know how long you should maintain these adjustments before returning to your normal lifestyle.

6. Preventative Treatment

Even if your injury has already healed, you can continue receiving chiropractic care to reduce your risk of further injury, increase your flexibility, and enhance your mobility. With regular chiropractic adjustments, you can keep your body operating at its optimal potential.

7. Treating Other Ailments

Chiropractic is an effective way to help treat certain diseases such as arthritis, high blood pressure, and degenerative disk disease. In many cases, chiropractic can also help treat migraines and tension headaches that are connected to muscle tension in your neck.

8. Chiropractic & Children

Yes, chiropractic care is safe for children. Kids can benefit from chiropractic treatment, especially if they have developmental problems with their spine or musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic for children can help to improve their posture, which is especially important for kids because bad posture can negatively affect their health for the rest of their lives.

Visit a Chiropractor in Daytona Beach & Central Florida

At Preferred Injury Physicians, we know how important it is to have a chiropractor near you. We have a variety of offices throughout Central Florida, from Halifax Injury Physicians in Daytona Beach to Preferred Injury Physicians in Tampa. If you are suffering from pain, our experienced and dedicated staff want to help you recover. Schedule an appointment at your local Preferred Injury Physicians office to begin your road to recovery today!

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