Chiropractic Care Defined
Chiropractic care typically focuses on overall wellness as achieved through spinal alignment, manipulation, and adjustments. More recently, chiropractic care has come to be defined not only by these methods, but other, more holistic ones as well. Chiropractors may include ergonomic care into their treatment repertoire, as well as work in conjunction with pain and surgical experts to maximize their patients’ eudemonia.
Despite the benefits of chiropractic care, it is often seen as an “alternative” treatment method or a “complementary” course of therapy. Chiropractic care and its ability to ameliorate pain is often downplayed as a viable treatment option for those whose medical convictions lay firmly in Western medicine. While many people are hesitant before engaging in various types of care, the advantages of a modality that treats both mind and body and that is based on human anatomy and structure, is one that certainly deserves consideration.
Chiropractic Care, Pain Relief, and Symptom Management
There are a number of conditions for which chiropractic care is an ideal treatment. Musculoskeletal conditions such as lower back pain, scoliosis,, and even whiplash have been effectively treated with chiropractic care. Specialists can both manipulate bones and joints while simultaneously encouraging the body to heal itself. Though it may sound like a bit of magical thinking to suggest that we can physically self-rehabilitate, it is not. In fact, the more aligned our mind-body connections become, the greater the pain relief we can enjoy. And that is not magic—it is science.
Additional conditions that may be treated by chiropractic care include headaches and migraines, as well as neck pain. Its wide reaching benefits have also been studied as a treatment tool for alcohol abuse and other dangerous addictions, as well as conduct disorders in children. Research continues to teach us about the versatility and benefits of chiropractic care.
What You Can Expect at a Chiropractic Appointment
You may not know what to expect from a chiropractic appointment, but rest assured, the process is meant to be inviting, informative, and most definitely worthwhile.
First, we will invite you to fill out a form that provides us with necessary demographics, contact information, a list of your current medications, and a health summary. Once completed, you will be seen by a doctor of chiropractic who will review your medical history and begin to develop personalized health care goals.
After Dr. Shahen Kurestian, DC has reviewed your wellness objectives, you will be examined so as to determine the full nature of your symptoms, how best we can provide pain relief, and the aspects of your care that require the most immediate attention. X-rays, in addition to a physical exam, will be performed.
How can I get started on a Chiropractic Wellness Program?
Body Systems Wellness in Glendale, California offers chiropractic services that provide pain relief and help you manage your overall health. Dr. Shahen Kurestian, DC is well versed in chiropractic treatment methods, as well as the public’s concerns about chiropractic safety. The medical team at Body Systems Wellness is dedicated to your health and welfare, as well as providing excellent care. Call us today to schedule a free chiropractic consultation.