Chiropractor Tempe ArizonaDo you need to see a chiropractor?

When I speak to people about chiropractic, a common remark is “Well, I don’t have any back pain, so I don’t need chiropractic!”. While most people initially present to my office for a pain of some sort… neck pain, back pain, or headaches, they are surprised to find that chiropractic can benefit you in many more ways.

  1. Chiropractic care is not just for your spine. I commonly work on shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles, and find that not only does it help decrease tension in your back, it also makes you more efficient during your activities of daily living. Increased range of motion means less discomfort when working, exercising, or relaxing.
  2. It’s not about a “quick crack”. When you get an adjustment, the joint may release a gas that makes a popping noise when making contact with the rest of your bodily tissues. I recently had a patient that claimed to be afraid of chiropractic because of the noise, but once she found out it is just a gas release was much more comfortable with the idea. The purpose of a chiropractic adjustment is to restore motion to a joint that isn’t moving correctly, thus restoring nervous input to the entire body. The sound is just a side effect that may or may not occur with the adjustment.
  3. Many times an adjustment isn’t enough. I find this to be especially true when working with the extremities, thus generally do some soft tissue therapy along with the adjustment. This soft tissue treatment is different than a massage in that it is very specific to the area in need. Many times stretching the area also helps to enhance the benefit from a chiropractic adjustment.

Chiropractic is a great tool to have in your wellness plan. By combing exercise, healthy eating, chiropractic care, and plenty of rest, you’ll find you feel and look your best!

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Questions about how chiropractic can help you feel better?

Call our Tempe chiropractic office for a free 15 minute consultation: 480-775-2593

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DISCLAIMER: This article is for informational purposes only, and does not take the place of an evaluation. For proper medical advice, see your chiropractic physician or medical doctor before determining what type of self care works for you.

Dr. Bobbie Bennett works with patients of all ages and walks of life. She enjoys helping her patients find freedom from pain and gain increased mobility so they can live their life without limitations.
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