Understanding Chiropractic Treatment | St. Petersburg

chiropractorAt Bond Thomas Chiropractic, we go above and beyond to try to help St. Petersburg residents understand the many ways in which they can benefit from chiropractic treatment. While most people know that this type of alternative medicine can help alleviate back and neck pain, some mistakenly believe that this is all the treatment consists of—and this couldn’t be further from the truth.

When you visit our St. Petersburg clinic for chiropractic treatment, you will learn the many ways in which our services can help you—regardless of age or lifestyle. If you have never tried this type of holistic healthcare before, you might be a little skeptical. There is some debate out there regarding the “effectiveness of chiropractic therapies” and whether or not they actually “work.”

Chiropractic Treatment & How It Works

If you have found yourself hesitant about the idea of visiting a St. Petersburg chiropractor, it’s understandable. After all, if you’re not entirely confident it is an effective form of treatment, why waste your time or money in pursuing it? However, it is important to understand that many people who assume this type of treatment is isolated to specific conditions or injuries, or is just a “hoax,” probably don’t have a thorough understanding of what exactly it is and how it works.

Most chiropractic treatment deals with, yes, the spine, the core component of the central nervous system—which is essentially your body’s powerhouse system. It is this area of your body where the communication between your cells and nerves begin, and greatly influences the functioning of many other systems of your body—such as the respiratory and immune system.

Obviously, it is important that it is healthy and working at optimal levels. Any imbalances in your spine or central nervous system cause miscommunication throughout your body and, ultimately, lead to injuries, disorders, illness, and disease.

The goal of chiropractic treatment is to not only correct these misalignments in your spine, often referred to as “subluxations” as they occur, but to prevent them from happening in the first place. The adjustments and manipulations you get when you visit a St. Petersburg chiropractor release the unnecessary pressure put on your joins that can cause pain and discomfort.

Benefits of Chiropractic Therapy

In addition to pain alleviation and the prevention of illness, disease and injury, there are also a number of other benefits to this alternative treatment that can be incentives for people to give it a try.

  • Improved posture. In this digitalized day in age, where we are seemingly always in front of a computer, phone, TV or any other type of screen, it is important that, in addition to living an active lifestyle and working out at least a few days a week, when we are sitting or standing we are at least maintaining good posture. Until they visit us at Bond Thomas Chiropractic in St. Petersburg for chiropractic treatment, some people don’t even realize how much damage their posture is causing them! For example, did you know that ‘craning’ your neck forward just three inches can put 20 pounds of unnecessary pressure on your neck? That’s a lot!
  • Headache relief. If you have chronic migraines or tension headaches, don’t just pop an Advil every time. This is just masking the symptoms. Instead, why not try to get to the root cause of the problem—which can often be attributed to a misalignment?
  • Lower blood pressure. A 2007 study by George Bakris, a hypertension specialist, was published in the Human Journal of Hypertension reporting that only one cervical chiropractic adjustment had the same effect as two blood pressure-lowering drugs did.

If you are ready to make an appointment for your chiropractic treatment, give us a call at Bond Thomas of St. Petersburg today to get started! We look forward to hearing from you!

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Bond Thomas Chiropractic

1210 16th St N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Phone: 727-522-1900