Chiropractors, physical therapy, massage therapy, orthopedic surgeons, etc… With so many different specialists and treatment types out there, it is important for you to know what you are getting with each one. I hope after you read this you will know more about what chiropractors do and how they can help you feel better.
My main goal as a chiropractor is to locate and correct subluxations. A subluxation is a partially separation of the articular surface of the joint. In plain words, when two bones are suppose to line up well and don’t, that is a subluxation. Why are subluxations bad you ask? If the joint is not lining up well, it also is not moving well. That affects everything in your body; skeleton, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, blood flow, and organs. It’s critical that when these subluxations are detected they are corrected effectively and efficiently.
Learning how a healthy joint functions can help illustrate how damaging an unhealthy joint can be. Joints should be able to move and bounce. A lot like pushing into a cushion, there is give to it, that is healthy joint movement. When a joint is unhealthy (subluxated), the joint does not move. You might feel like the joint is “locked up” or not moving. You might also notice when the area is tender. No joint should hurt when it is pushed on. That is what chiropractors are trained to detect and fix.
By locating these problem areas we can help your body start the healing process. One thing people say is, “I don’t have pain, why do I need to come see you”. That is wonderful you are not in pain, but pain is the last thing to appear and the first thing to leave. The best example I know is, the day before someone has a heart attack, was that person healthy? Obviously not, but the warning sign had not occurred yet. Pain is the alarm that informs us something has gone wrong. By having a trained professional detect and correct these early triggers before the alarm goes off, we can avoid the loud alarms and help you on your path to health quicker.
When To Seek Care
While misalignment may be common, that doesn’t mean you’re stuck suffering with the side effects. If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, it may be time to seek chiropractic care:
● Sore or stiff neck and back
● Muscle spasms or numbness
● Joint pain
● Reduced range of motion
If the stress of everyday life has compromised your body’s strength, the team at Bomberg Chiropractic can help! Pain and discomfort are signals that indicate that it’s time to seek the help of a health care specialist. Dr. Bomberg offers safe, gentle, and effective treatment options for injuries, chronic pain, limited mobility, and other ailments at his clinic.
To learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care, and how you can get started, contact Dr. Bomberg’s office today. During our consultation process, we will learn more about your individual concerns and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to address them.