Do you need a Chiropractor? - by Scott Mawhiney

If you’ve ever pulled a muscle in your back, or put a rib out of place, you’ll know how irritating and painful it can be. But did you know that, if left untreated, a spinal injury can cause permanent damage?

Often, when someone pulls a muscle or injures their back in some way, they will go to the drugstore or the doctor and pick up some medication. Now, there may not be anything wrong with taking medication to help ease the pain, but medication on its own will not fix the problem. The best thing to do when you have injured your neck or back is to make an appointment with a chiropractor.

Many people are intimidated by chiropractors because they don’t know what chiropractors do. Chiropractors are doctors: they have studied everything there is to know about your spine, and they will be able to give you the best advice and treatment for your problem. There are various treatments a chiropractor may consider, including adjusting your back. Spinal adjustments involve applying pressure to a specific area that may not be moving correctly with the goal of aligning the spine thus promoting movement. It is important in any treatment plan to address both mobility and flexibility and therefore additional types of treatment are often included such as decompression, electric muscle stimulation, ultrasound and heat/cold therapy. At River City Chiropractic, a licensed NC Massage therapist plays a pivotal role in treating our patients through muscle relaxation techniques. This stimulates the healing process and leads to greater success in treating your condition.
It is also important to remember that not only have we achieved great results treating neck and back pain we also treat many other types of conditions. They include headaches, shoulders, feet and ankles as well any other type of joint pain. If feet are the problem patients can be fitted with custom orthotics to aid in restoring proper foot mechanics.

The next time you injure your back, by pulling a muscle for example, think about what damage that injury might do if you cover it up with medication. The irritated area will cause muscles surrounding it to tighten and to work harder to make up for the injury. Over time, this can cause damage to a larger part of your back, putting you in more pain than you were in before.

When you are in pain and don’t know what to do give River City Chiropractic a call. After your first appointment, you will realize how helpful the chiropractor is, and how the doctor will take the time to discuss your situation personally and recommend the best treatment plan for you. It’s worth it to make this effort; you will save yourself pain and will give your back the care it needs.

River City Chiropractic accepts most insurances however if you don’t have insurance there are very affordable financial plans available so that you can get the care you need without the financial worry.
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