Too often people assume chiropractic therapy is reserved only for patients in St. Petersburg who are experiencing problems with back or neck pain—people with scoliosis or people suffering from auto accident or sports related injuries. But this couldn’t be farther from the truth!
Chiropractic is an alternative approach to traditional medicine which encompasses a holistic approach to wellness. While St. Petersburg chiropractors are best-known for treating problems with the spinal column and vertebrae, it is important to also take into account that this is the main pathway of the central nervous system—which is the powerhouse of our day to day functioning and overall health.
Most doctors in S. Petersburg simply mask or treat symptoms, dismissing them with quick yet temporary fixes, instead of getting to the root of the problem to find a permanent solution. Chiropractors take a broad approach to health by treating their patients, as they should, with a whole body approach.
This doesn’t mean chiropractic therapy doesn’t ever include traditional treatments or medications, just it doesn’t rely on them. Practitioners of holistic health medicine recognize that all parts of our body are interconnected, which is why it is so important to take all factors and aspects of a person’s health and lifestyle into consideration to properly treat them.
“Okay. I understand that. But how can chiropractic therapy help me?”
Good question. Truthfully, the options are endless. It simply depends on what health-related issue is giving you the most trouble. But since we have already established that chiropractors can help alleviate the pain associated with neck, back, and joint pain that often accompanies car accident and sports injuries, let’s take a look at some of the lesser known conditions, issues and disorders that our St. Petersburg chiropractic therapy can help with.
Many of the body’s spinal nerves are used for digestive functions, which is why manipulations and adjustments of the spine can help control these functions and improve the speed and efficiency of the digestive fluids along the intestinal tract. Chiropractors can help treat people suffering from constipation, IBS, etc.
If you frequently get headaches, the solution is not to just pop an Advil, as pain-relieving medication only masks the symptoms instead of actually treating them. If you visit our office in St. Petersburg, we can help identity any improper curves in your neck or misalignments in your vertebrae or cervical spine that may be causing muscle tension/spams and, therefore, headaches. Spinal manipulations and adjustments can help increase your range of motion, as well as reduce pain and inflammation.
If you have ever had an ear infection or problem with your sinuses, you know how irritating the pain and discomfort that accompany them can be. Most of the time, these issues can be attributed to fluid buildup in the pathway that extended from the throat to the middle of the ear, and can worsen if they become inflamed or infected from harmful bacteria. Chiropractic therapy can help with these issues through massage therapy on the lymph nodes and adjustments on the neck to drain excess fluid and regulate the central nervous system.
If there are any subluxations in your spine, it causes inefficient communication between the nerves and your brain, which elicits a stress response and makes you restless. If you have been having trouble sleeping, instead of relying on toxic medications, visit our St. Petersburg chiropractor who will help relax your muscles, reduce tension, and increase your body’s circulation and blood flow for better sleeping habits.
If you want to learn more about how chiropractic therapy can help you, give the office of Bond Thomas in St. Petersburg a call today at 727-522-1900.