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Why Should You See a Chiropractor?

Why Should You See a Chiropractor?

Not long ago most people considered a visit to their chiropractor as “alternative medicine”. These days, more people are turning to chiropractic care for a variety of reasons including pain and inflammation relief, alignment support, spine health, prenatal care, and general wellbeing.  

As more individuals embrace the idea of whole-body health, they are beginning to see the benefits of chiropractic care. 

What are the benefits of chiropractic care? 

  1. Pain Prevention:  
    Pain from an injury or chronic illness can be debilitating and have a negative effect on wellbeing and functional ability. We often ask our patients, “how well do you move?” Rather than focusing on specific pain, our goal is to focus on the body as a whole.  
    If your body is in pain, your movement will be restricted or influenced by the discomfort. We often ignore smaller aches and pains, but these can have a cumulative effect. Small aches and pains can lead to greater harm and even affect our mobility.  
    When you’re dealing with even small amounts of pain, you may compensate by moving muscles in other areas. This compensation can contribute to stiffness or misalignment.  
    In chiropractic medicine, our goal is to help relieve pain and support your functional movement. The goal is to help your whole body. 
  1. Stress Management: 
    Stress can contribute to chronic pain and illness. Traditionally, when people thought about going to see a chiropractor, they would talk about getting their “back cracked” or a “quick cracking session.” This gives the impression that your chiropractic sessions will be brief and without much care.  
    Adjustment times do vary but our goal is always to provide a relaxing experience, which gives you time to relax and decompress. Sometimes we’ll literally take a weight off your shoulders.   
  1. Posture Improvement: 
    Many of us spend a lot of time sitting in chairs during the day, which does not support ideal posture. We can become slouched and slumped after hours at a computer all day. This has a detrimental impact on the spine, neck, and overall posture. As part of a whole-body health routine, we’ll help you to ensure you’re sitting up straight while still feeling comfortable. Regular chiropractic adjustments will also help your spine to maintain alignment so you can sit (and stand) correctly. 
  1. Prenatal Care: 
    During pregnancy, your body will experience numerous physical changes that can have an impact on your pelvic and spinal alignment. This can result in discomfort and pain.  Using the Webster Technique, our chiropractors perform detailed sacral analysis. We provide adjustments that can reduce labour pain and help prepare the body for birth and recovery. 

There are many benefits of chiropractic care that go beyond a simple “back cracking” session. Chiropractic treatments help to support posture, alignment and mobility while also reducing stress, inflammation and pain. At Fraser Valley Chiropractic & Wellness, we love to help patients of all ages and abilities achieve well-being. 

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