5 Reasons You Really Should Consider Seeing a Chiropractor

Chiropractic adjustment on the patient's low back

Whether you struggle with a chronic condition that causes pain, like arthritis, throw your back out suddenly, or undergo surgery such as knee replacement, one type of non-invasive, gentle therapy can make a dramatic difference — chiropractic care.

Your musculoskeletal and nervous systems are what your chiropractor treats, but the effects of treatment greatly benefit your overall health. That is why about 35 million Americans receive chiropractic care yearly.

The chiropractic expertise of Dr. Casey Walker keeps patients returning to the R2 Wellness Centers. Most people associate chiropractic care with specific problems like back pain and migraines, but it’s also a great form of self-care even if you’re pain-free.

These are the main types of chiropractic care that our team practices:

Passive physical therapies — involves your doctor providing treatment while you simply receive it without participating in any way, including traditional adjustments

Chiropractic rehabilitation involves a rehab tech teaching and assisting you through a series of stretches to lengthen and strengthen your body throughout a program that Dr. Casey and our team customize just for you.

Spinal decompression — treats disc problems and other spinal issues by lengthening your spine

Activator technique- treats back and other pain, including migraines, via short but gentle impulses delivered by a handheld device

Dr. Casey Walker and the team at R2 Wellness Centers are dedicated to determining which treatment or treatment combination is best for your problems.

Is chiropractic care important even if I have no pain?

It may seem counterintuitive, but we often advise getting chiropractic care even if you aren’t in pain. Why? Because it’s also a highly effective preventive modality, and if you can nip a problem in the bud and avoid it entirely, you save yourself significant pain and suffering down the road.

Here are five reasons to consider chiropractic treatment, even if you don’t suffer discomfort right now.

  1. Osteoarthritis is often referred to as a “silent disease.” You don’t feel your bones weakening, and many don’t get a diagnosis until they suffer some type of fracture.

Chiropractic care for osteoporosis includes spinal adjustments and other rehabilitative methods that help up your activity level, improve your range of motion, and lower your risk for fracture.

  1. We all use our smartphones throughout the day (and night), and simply assuming the position that’s typical when you view your screen has a deleterious effect on your posture, and could cause pain later on. We can treat your “text neck” so you stand straighter and reduce your chances of future injury.
  2. There’s not a person on earth who doesn’t face stress-related anxiety from work, relationships, and all kinds of pressures — both predictable and unexpected. It’s well documented that stress is linked to certain serious illnesses, too.

We employ chiropractic treatments to aid your nervous system, reduce stress, improve your blood circulation, relax your muscles, and address alignment problems.

  1. Even though half of all pregnant women suffer some type of back pain during pregnancy, we can help you even if you’re part of the lucky, pain-free half. If you’re pregnant, our chiropractic care helps you even if you don’t have pain.

We ensure your pelvis is balanced throughout your pregnancy, which lowers your baby’s chances of being born in a breech position. Studies have also shown that routine chiropractic care is linked to less nausea throughout pregnancy and shorter labor time during your baby’s birth.

  1. Head off back pain with preventive chiropractic care. Back pain is ubiquitous and will plague a whopping 80% of people at some point. We consider your spine’s condition to be pivotal to your overall health, both now and in the future.

Since back pain can snowball and affect other parts of your body, seeing us now is one of the most significant ways you can kick future discomfort to the curb.

Chiropractic care addresses the whole patient, and in our practice, we practice holistic healthcare and focus on uncovering the cause of the symptom and how it affects the whole you.

The top reason many people seek out chiropractic care are:

When we design a personalized chiropractic care plan for you, we consider your medical history, current lifestyle, and many other factors. We talk with you about nutrition, exercise, posture correction, and many other things that enhance your well-being.

Many patients find that a few regular chiropractic adjustments can include; more energy, better sleep, improved posture, mood improvement, and stress relief.

We’re creative as we consider your care as well, and we encourage a team approach, so we work toward optimizing your health together.

Learn how chiropractic care can help you, even if you’re feeling no pain

We’re eager to discuss the many ways our innovative chiropractic care can help you, now and in the future. Call our office at 219-696-8916 or contact us via our website to schedule an appointment.

 

Author
Casey Walker, D.C. Casey Walker, D.C. is the founder of R2 Wellness Centers a chiropractic clinic, family-owned and operated in Lowell, Indiana. R2 Wellness Centers mission is, to create health within so that you can live your life free from pain and suffering, Live Your Life, Today. He has been practicing chiropractic since graduating from Palmer Chiropractic in Davenport, IA in 2005. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, cycling and fly-fishing.

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