If you’ve been living with pain, you know it can significantly impact your life. From decreased work productivity to missing out on getting the most out of time with family and friends, no one wants to be slowed down by ongoing pain issues. Whether your pain is caused by a chronic pain condition or an acute injury, you may have considered chiropractic therapy for relief. If your experience with chiropractic treatment in the past is limited, you may be surprised to learn that chiropractic therapy offers a wide range of treatments.
At Twin Cities Chiropractic in St. Paul, we work hard to help Twin Cities residents feel better and regain their mobility. We’ve put together this post to cover some of the most common types of chiropractic treatment and talk about how they can help you feel great again.
What is Chiropractic?
Traditional chiropractic therapy looks at the relationship between the spine and the body’s anatomy. The spine serves as a conduit for important neurological information, which is why it’s important that your spine is aligned. With chiropractic therapy, we view the body as a complex machine.
We see all of the body’s connective tissues and anatomical structures as interconnected, and we focus on making sure everything is operating at its optimal level of functionality. Chiropractic care works well when combined with diet, exercise, and healthy lifestyle choices to create an overall better functioning anatomical machine.
These are the most common chiropractic treatments:
1. Spinal Manipulation
Spinal manipulation is the treatment most commonly associated with chiropractic medicine. With spinal manipulation, your chiropractor will manipulate your joints and spine. Spinal manipulation can be characterized by strong motions and movement in the body. Done properly, it can offer pain relief and increased mobility.
2. Spinal Mobilization
Spinal mobilization is similar to spinal manipulation but characterized by gentler movements rather than the stronger ones you might experience with spinal manipulation.
3. Myofascial Release and Massage
With myofascial release, a chiropractor applies sustained, deep pressure to your body’s connective tissue. This therapy is often used in coordination with massage for deep pain relief.
4. Therapeutic Exercises and Stretches
Your chiropractor may prescribe exercises and stretches aimed at increasing your posture, mobility, and range of motion.
5. Lifestyle Counseling
Lifestyle changes are an important piece of chiropractic treatment. Chiropractors can offer advice on healthy nutrition, habits, and other lifestyle concerns.
6. Physical Therapy
In addition to all of the above, some chiropractors provide physical therapy. They may offer treatments including TENS units, hot/cold therapy, and other physical therapy.
Contact Us for Minnesota Chiropractic Treatment
If you’re struggling with ongoing or acute pain, there’s no need to suffer. Let our chiropractic care team at Twin Cities Chiropractic create a comprehensive treatment plan to help you live your best life.
Whether you’re recovering from a sports injury or looking for relief from arthritis, we can help. Speak with our chiropractic team by calling 651-224-1921, or contact us
to schedule your free appointment