What I do as a Chiropractor!
This post is a touch different than my usual posts. I wanted to quickly give people an idea of what I do.
When most people come to me to get out of pain, their problems typically stem from one of three scenarios.
They are either an individual who is in pain or dysfunction because they have an area with too much stability and they don’t have the mobility to go along with it.
They have the mobility but don’t have the stability needed to control their movements.
Last, more often than not they need work in both areas! I like to work through phases with my patients, first we work on mobility and getting back the proper ranges of motion that are needed to perform the activities that the patient wishes to do pain free! We do this through chiropractic adjustments and personalized stretching and mobility methods. Then we work into the stability phase. In this phase we concentrate on strengthening areas of weakness to protect the spine and control the mobility that we worked hard to gain in phase 1. Finally in phase 3, we set a full program for the patient so that they can take control and maintain the mobility and stability to remain pain free while achieving their goals!
The chiropractic adjustment is a great method of not only regaining mobility between joints, but also a great way to be sure your brain and spinal cord are communicating properly with your muscles that we will be training later on! And, the muscles that we train later on will provide resiliency and protection to the spine so that it can continue to perform its job properly and effectively! The nervous system, the skeletal system and the muscular system need to work in concert with each other for optimal results, healing and overall function. This is why it doesn’t make sense to me to only provide adjustments for patients, or to only provide stretching, or to only provide strengthening. The best method is an approach centered around balancing the function of all three systems!