Medication can be a great choice for various illnesses or diseases. Medication is not always necessary when an individual suffers pain from an injury. Taking pain medication will not heal the injured area and will only mask the pain. Individuals could hurt themselves further by using a muscle or joint area that is damaged. The human body has the ability to heal itself. A chiropractor can help an individual heal their body naturally. Injuries to muscles and joints can occur due to an automobile accident, a fall, sport’s injury and improper posture. Individuals that spend a great deal of time on a computer could suffer from poor posture which will cause headaches, fatigue, and stiffness in the neck and shoulder area.
A chiropractor is concerned for someone’s overall health and not just the area that is feeling pain. An individual may experience numbness in their legs or feet and believe there’s something wrong with their circulation. After a thorough exam by chiropractors in Colorado Springs, there is a very good possibility the numbness is radiating from their spinal column. When the spine is out of alignment, it can irritate or pinch a nerve in the back that will be felt in the legs. A chiropractor can adjust the spine and eliminate the irritated nerve without the use of medication.
Individuals that suffer chronic headaches can also benefit from chiropractic care. The vertebrae in the neck can pinch or irritate a nerve. The shoulders will become tense, and a heaviness may be felt in the arms. A chiropractor may use massage, manipulation of the vertebrae, or decompression. Decompression gently separates the vertebrae and allows the discs between to rehydrate. If the disc is bulging, decompression is a wonderful way to eliminate the disc from rubbing again a nerve and causing irritation. Proper alignment of the spine and neck can remove pain, numbness, and tingling that an individual can experience.
If you are suffering from pain, stiff muscles, arthritis, sore joints or headaches, you should visit Brian C. Helland D.C. His years of experience in advanced chiropractic care will get you on the road to recovery.