Chiropractic Treatment in Fort Lauderdale
When you think of a chiropractor, you probably have a very specific image of the treatment portrayed on TV and in the movies. In reality, chiropractors have so much more to offer than just one treatment. Here’s a list of some of the services available to our clients to help better understand the power of treating the whole body.
- Primary Therapy
The primary therapy option of a chiropractor is spinal adjustments. Spinal adjustments treat multiple underlying problems including soft tissue disorders. Adjustments are not painful, and in fact often provide almost instant relief from pain and pressure. Most patients look forward to their treatments and the results.
Spinal adjustments consist of the application of pressure to a designated site to correct an imbalance or alignment problem in the spine. The doctor uses his or her hands for the treatment, and sometimes may use specialized tools.
Chiropractors go through many years of training in order to administer spinal adjustments. Research has shown that primary therapy can correct many problems relating to biomechanical, neurological and structural abnormalities.
- Adjunctive Therapies
Besides spinal adjustments, chiropractors administer a variety of other treatments to facilitate the healing process. One of these treatments is massage therapy. Massage releases tension, calming muscle spasms and reducing pain. It can also aid in breaking up excess scar tissue due to injury. Massage may be a part of your treatment plan as a way to decrease healing time and increase the flow of blood.
Your chiropractor may also suggest an exercise regimen to build up muscle strength. Regular exercise helps to reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, strengthen the immune system, lower body fat, elevate your mood, and more. Exercise can target certain muscles or groups of muscles, providing support for weak areas of your body.
- Diet and Nutritional Counseling
We all know that what we put into our bodies makes a huge difference in our overall health. But it can be difficult to sort out the good from the bad in the grocery store. As an additional form of care, we can provide nutritional counseling and diet guidelines to help change unhealthy habits into healthy habits. This is part of the overall care your chiropractor will design for holistic care.
- Lifestyle Modification
Along with diet and exercise, other lifestyle changes can help you lead a healthier life. Smoking and excessive alcohol use can cause long-term damage to your body. Changing unhealthy habits now can add years to your life. We can make recommendations on how to cut back habits and suggest new activities to fill the void. Don’t try to do it alone – we’ll be here to support you every step of the way.