When it comes to pain management and wellness, there are a number of different approaches to care. Chiropractic medicine is a hands-on method that promotes healing through gentle adjustments of the spine to improve muscular, nervous, and skeletal health. At Manhattan Total Health, our chiropractors see patients seeking targeted care for specific medical conditions as well as patients looking for overall wellness and physical flexibility.
Spinal manipulation with targeted, precise adjustments is at the center of chiropractic medicine. Spinal adjustments are performed manually by chiropractors to align the vertebrae and soft structures of the spine. These adjustments take pressure off of spinal nerves to relieve pain and enhance the body’s overall performance.
Holistic Care Approach
In addition to spinal adjustments, chiropractors give their patients insight into their total health with nutritional recommendations, posture tips, and physical activity guidelines. Here’s a closer look at this holistic care approach that sets chiropractic care apart from other pain management treatments.
- Lifestyle tips – Chiropractic care includes more than just clinical treatment. Chiropractors work with patients to identify habits that may cause misalignment of the spinal tissues or complicate existing health problems. For example, a chiropractor may help overweight patients design diet and exercise programs to promote weight loss that can increase the effectiveness of treatment.
- Whole-body care – Before ever making any spinal adjustments, your chiropractor will use extensive diagnostic techniques to ensure that underlying problems will not go unaddressed. If you see a chiropractor for back pain, the goal of treatment will be to first identify the source of the pain and target that through treatment. This can be a much more successful route of treatment than masking the problem with pain medication that only temporarily offers relief.
- Effective outcomes – By taking a more comprehensive approach to care, chiropractic medicine often produces more effective results with long-lasting recovery. Plus, patients can feel safe knowing that they are avoiding the risks of surgery and more invasive treatment modalities by choosing chiropractic care.
Chiropractic Care Misconceptions
There are some myths and misconceptions that might hold you back from considering chiropractic care. One of the most prominent misconceptions is that chiropractic adjustments are painful or uncomfortable. In fact, most patients have immediate symptom relief following a spinal adjustment, though there may be some minor soreness for 24-48 hours after a chiropractic visit. Typically, these effects will diminish with continued adjustments.
If you are exploring alternative treatments for your wellness and pain management, call Manhattan Total Health at (917) 780-4846 to schedule your first visit. We provide a multidisciplinary approach to non-invasive care so that you can manage your health for life instead of relying on a symptom-based approach.