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Posted on 06-12-2015

How Much Do You Know About Chiropractic Care?

Whether you are new to chiropractic care or a longtime patient, you may have questions about chiropractic care. How does it work to promote health and wellness? How are chiropractors educated? Do I need to get regular chiropractic adjustments even if I am symptom-free? Dr. Nathan Leavitt, your chiropractor in Knoxville, has put together this informational blog post to answer some of your questions about chiropractic treatment.

Educate Yourself About Chiropractic

When you think of a chiropractor, you probably think of a person who treats back pain by manipulating the bones of the spine. While chiropractic care can certainly be used to treat and relieve back pain, it can also be used to treat a wide range of other conditions, including:

  • Asthma
  • ADHD
  • Bedwetting
  • Allergies
  • Injuries due to car accidents
  • Colic
  • Ear infections
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Headaches
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Frozen shoulder and shoulder pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pinched nerves
  • Osteoporosis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Pregnancy
  • Slipped discs
  • Scoliosis
  • PMS
  • Stress
  • Whiplash
  • Tennis elbow

Regular visits to your chiropractor can also help keep you in a state of health even when you are not experiencing any symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments remove subluxations, or misalignments, in the vertebrae. Subluxations apply pressure to the nerves that emerge from the spinal column, impairing their function and contributing to physical dysfunction of all kinds. Regular chiropractic care maintains optimum nervous system functioning to prevent dysfunction.

Chiropractic adjustments are often not the only strategy chiropractors use to support their patients' health and wellness. Many chiropractors also have training in nutrition, acupuncture, massage therapy, and other alternative therapies, or they employ practitioners who do. Chiropractors receive rigorous training in Doctor of Chiropractic programs that are just as demanding, and often more demanding, than regular medical school. They are experts in holistic health care and understand the value of preventive care and a healthy lifestyle in supporting physical health and wellness.

Have you or someone you know benefited from chiropractic care? Tell us about it in the comments!

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