Bones are the framework and the pathway for your body’s most vital functions. Our spines in particular hold bundles of thousands of nerves that connect our brain to the rest of our body. Because of this connection, improper spinal alignment can be the root cause of many health issues.
Chiropractic care involves the discovery and removal spinal misalignment, also known as vertebral subluxation. A subluxation refers to vertebrae (the bones of our spine) that have become misaligned and deviated from their normal position. Subluxated vertebrae can place tremendous amounts of pressure upon connective discs and nerves near the affected region. This often triggers back pain, neck pain, headaches, impaired mobility, etc. Weakness can occur at either side of the nerve(s); sometimes causing feelings of numbness, pins and needle sensations. This impingement might cause odd feelings of warmth or tingling and some people experience muscle spasms, while others feel nothing at all.
When problems like poor mobility and nerve pain occur, a spinal adjustment by a doctor of chiropractic can often restore your body to normal. Chiropractic adjustments are an important part of an effective pain management program, successfully offering many, many people back pain relief. This practice has been used for more than a century to safely and effectively alleviate a wide variety of ailments.
Neck Pain Treatment: Your neck is aligned with a natural curve at the top of your spine. Damage to this normal curve can cause severe pain and inflammation. Your cervical vertebra protects your spinal cord (spinal nerves); while supporting and balancing the weight of your head. Poor posture, wear and tear, injury, stress, and tension can strain and damage vital parts of your neck, resulting in neck pain.
Chiropractic care is a popular neck pain treatment method. The American Physical Therapy Association has published guidelines that advocate adjustments to the cervical spine. They recommend adjustments to be beneficial for pain relief and injury recovery. Chiropractic Care is a non-surgical option that can help reduce your neck pain symptoms.
Solutions for Back Pain: Poor posture, heavy lifting, a bad night’s sleep could be the culprits of your back pain. Chiropractic care has helped millions of people seeking back pain relief and is a popular approach to avoid risky surgery. Though medication can offer temporary relief, it’s not a treatment for subluxation(s). Only proper diagnosis and diligent treatment can end these problems.
Headache Relief: There is very little reason you have to live your life afflicted by headaches. As with other pains and symptoms, your body will attempt to let you know when there is something going on in order to protect you from doing further damage. Stress, muscle imbalance and subluxation(s) can send pain signals to the nerves, arteries, and veins inside your head to trigger headaches and may continue if not treated. Chiropractic care for headache relief uses natural method(s) of correcting underlying structural problems. Doctors of Chiropractic do not “treat” headaches; they use specific Chiropractic adjustments help to decrease pressure on the nerves that may exacerbate headache pain.
Worried about the side effects of taking too many painkillers too often for headache relief? Drugs do not cure headaches, they only mask symptoms. Research has shown that chiropractic care offers a drug-free solution for headache relief; it’s been extremely effective in reducing intensity, duration and frequency.
Why Wait Till You Have A Permanent Problem?
If you have been suffering from back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, pinched nerves, it’s not too late to start taking care of the problem. Simply taking care of yourself now improves your chances of being healthier down the road. Waiting too long is risky because some of the damage may be irreversible. In fact, if left untreated, fluid can build up around the nerves causing scarring and adding compression. Chiropractic wellness focuses on prevention.
Dr. Caratozzolo, ACT Wellness Center in Woodbridge, is a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP) and a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. He has extensive training in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of the musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves.
The best chiropractic care for back pain in Woodbridge, VA is available to you at ACT Wellness Center. Contact us today to start your journey to a healthier happier you!