Metro Denver Accident and Injury Centers – Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic is a system of holistic (whole-body) care developed in the late 1800s. In addition to the most well-known technique of spinal adjustment, chiropractic care includes other therapies, wellness advice, nutrition counseling and exercise recommendations. Here are the basics on chiropractic care from Metro Denver Accident and Injury Centers, with locations in Westminster, Lakewood, Aurora, and Centennial.
The Theory Behind Chiropractic Care
One of the most important tenets behind the development of chiropractic is that the structure of the human body – especially the musculoskeletal system – affects how the organ systems function. While a misalignment in a joint such as the spine can cause pain, it can also irritate nerves and blood vessels in the area. As a result, you may develop symptoms that seem unrelated, such as high blood pressure or a too-fast, irregular pulse. A classic example is a misalignment in the spine at the 3rd or 4th thoracic vertebrae. This typically results in high blood pressure and can also cause a feeling of panic and a rapid pulse. Spinal alignment problems can also affect digestion and other organ functions.
Why Should I see a Chiropractor?
Acute or chronic pain – especially back pain – are the most common reasons why patients seek chiropractic care. Neck pain, whiplash, headaches, and overuse or repetitive motion problems such as tendinitis or carpal tunnel syndrome are other problems patients report when seeking a chiropractor. As experts in the musculoskeletal system, chiropractors can treat misalignments in any joint, not just the spine. A chiropractor uses his or her hands or tools such as the Activator to apply quick, strong pressure on a joint. This moves the joint back into the correct anatomical position.
Chiropractic Care Services
In addition to joint realignment, chiropractic care usually includes other kinds of treatments or modalities. Massage therapy helps loosen tight muscles and improves range of motion. Chiropractors can analyze movement patterns and recommend exercises to correct poor posture or improve your body mechanics. Chiropractors also receive training in nutrition – much more than the conventionally trained medical doctor – and may make recommendations for supplements to improve overall health. Digital motion X-rays allow the doctor to actually see how the spine or other joints are moving and what should be corrected with an adjustment.
Contact our Chiropractic Team Today
If you have suffered an injury or developed chronic pain and loss of function, please contact Metro Denver Accident and Injury Centers. We have clinics in Westminster, Lakewood, Aurora, and Centennial, which helps ensure that no matter where you live in the Denver area, non-invasive, drug-free help is close at hand. Simply call the following numbers - Westminster: (303) 457-4570, Lakewood: (720) 328-9033 or Aurora: (303) 927-7027. Dr. Christopher Higgins and Dr. Ron Losiewicz can help relieve your pain and improve your health.