Chiropractic care at Dawson Clark Chiropractic in Everett is about so much more than pain relief. It’s about better overall health and wellness so you can live the life you want to live. And, yes, we do pain relief, too. Not the typical sort of pain relief you'll find at your general practitioner's office, though. We seek to find the cause of the pain and treat that. Rather than simply treating the pain and sending you on your way, we want to work so that the pain doesn’t return.
What Is Chiropractic Care?
Most people visit a chiropractor seeking relief from pain. Back pain is one of the most common reasons people visit chiropractors, but we also help people manage a host of other types of pain, including:
- Neck pain
- Pain in arms and legs
- Migraines and headaches
- Sports injuries
- Auto accident injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
Chiropractors help patients manage their pain in many ways, operating under the knowledge that proper alignment of the spine promotes natural healing throughout the body, without medications. With that in mind, we use manual (or hands-on) spinal manipulation and other types of treatment to help restore alignment to the spine.
That’s not where treatment ends, though. Your chiropractor will also work with you by teaching you exercises that promote proper movement so that you are less likely to re-injure yourself in the same way, that promotes better balance, reduces your risks of falling, and restores your range of motion.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Some people consider chiropractic care exclusively in search of drug-free treatment options for pain. Others appreciate the fact that they can experience immediate relief from certain types of pain. While your injury may require multiple treatments to eliminate your pain completely, the moderate relief experienced from initial treatment is often sufficient to help patients resume normal activities.
The other benefit is that adjustments from your chiropractor do not have side effects like most medications. They aren’t invasive like surgeries are, and they treat the causes of pain rather than the pain itself.
Also, with opioid addictions becoming a national health crisis, patients are looking for alternatives to opioids that can be found with spinal adjustments under chiropractor care.