What is Corrective Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractors are known for being able to holistically address health related issues. Typically, they specialize in health problems related to pain, discomfort, fatigue, and other general symptoms that affect quality of life. Since a chiropractor addresses the body, and its ailments, as an interconnected system, they often employ a large variety of techniques to help you get your health back to where you want it to be. One of the cornerstone treatment options that a chiropractor can use (if certified) is corrective chiropractic care.
You may have found yourself wondering what chiropractic corrective care actually is. Today, we will dive into what it is, how it can benefit you, and why it can be a pivotal treatment strategy in living a life free of pain, dysfunction, and maybe even illness.
What is Corrective Care?
Corrective care is defined as a specialized chiropractic technique that focuses on restoring alignment and balance to the spine. The spine is arguably the centerpiece of our existence, providing structural support to delicate neural tissue so that the communication highway (aka our central nervous system) can function uninhibited. Thus, if the spine is injured or misaligned, it should make sense that it can have some serious consequences. Ultimately, the effects of spine misalignment all stem from the effects it has on the body’s nerve energy.
The primary reasons that you would seek corrective care from a chiropractor might include migraines, headaches, neck pain, back pain, scoliosis, general organ dysfunction, weakness of the immune system, brain fog, and acute or chronic pain and discomfort. If you’re not sure whether corrective care fits your needs, it is best to call a chiropractor and discuss your concerns with them to get a better idea.
Causes of Spine Misalignment
Spine misalignment is a common underlying factor when it comes to health related issues. Yet, it’s something that most of us don’t even think about. However, in reality, it is much more common than you may think, especially with the lifestyles that most of us lead these days in a modernized world. Too much time spent sitting at our desks or on our couches, auto accident injuries, sports injuries, poor posture, lack of physical activity, being overweight or obese, and having poor general health can all be factors in the onset of spine misalignment. Addressing this vital component of our health goes far beyond traditional chiropractic care. Rather, corrective care gets to the source of dysfunction to allow you to feel your absolute best for the long term. Sounds great, right?
Comparing Traditional Care vs. Corrective Care
Imagine you have an electric circuit that is attached to your lamp that you need for reading. Reading each night before bed is an essential activity in your daily routine that brings you joy and keeps your mind sharp. However, you need that light to work to be able to see your book. Suddenly, one day the circuit that connects your lamp to the power grid is compromised due to a loss of connection (aka a misalignment within the circuitry). Thus, you might try a few different options to solve the issue without success, such as replacing the light bulb, buying a brand new lamp, or even going out and getting a battery powered book light. However, none of these get the root cause that is compromising your ability to read. Only when you ask for help from a trained professional, in this case an electrician, can you restore the flow of electricity and get your night reading habit back on track.
With this analogy in mind, you can imagine that the same goes for traditional chiropractic care vs. corrective care. When you experience a health dysfunction, traditional care may be a great temporary fix that gives quick relief of pain and other symptoms. However, these symptoms will keep coming back and never truly go away until the real cause is addressed. This is exactly what corrective chiropractic care is founded upon. When the focus is on restoring the overall alignment of the spine, you can expect a real and sustainable recovery. That way symptoms of pain, discomfort, and fatigue can be addressed for the long term. Overall, this means no more frustrating yo-yoing between symptoms.
The Benefits of Proper Spine Alignment
Now that you understand just how important good spine alignment is for your overall health, it’s time to dive into some of the specific benefits that corrective chiropractic experts can provide to you. Of course, which benefits you will gain from corrective care and restoration of the spine’s natural alignment will be dependent on your unique body and the symptoms that you are currently experiencing. Yet, the bottom line is that you will probably experience more benefits than you can even imagine, since you are truly managing your health holistically. That’s the true beauty of holistic care that addresses the real underlying issues.
- Reduce pressure on nerves within the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine
- Improved organ function
- Optimal nerve flow and integrity
- Better concentration and focus
- Improved sleep
- Injury prevention
- Increased innate healing capabilities of any injured tissues
- Prevention or better management of chronic disease
- More energy for participating in daily activities
- A boost in your overall sense of well-being
- An overall better quality of life
- And more…!
As you can see, there is so much to gain from getting the right care for your health issues. Now it’s time to find a chiropractor that specializes in getting the sustainable results you deserve by addressing spine alignment. If you live near Las Vegas, NV, the team of experts at Advanced Spine and Posture is happy to get you scheduled for an appointment as a new patient to see what potential benefits you can gain.
CBP Care and Spine Alignment
To be a true expert in spine alignment, extra certification is required as a chiropractor. One of the top training programs out there for chiropractors is Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP). It is one of the top researched, evidence based protocols out there when it comes to effectively addressing spine alignment. A chiropractor certified in CBP care goes through extensive education to help them fully understand how to detect and treat spine health feasibly.
There is no one size fits all approach to treating your health concerns. In fact, even with CBP corrective care, you will be surprised to learn that many of the initial treatment techniques are the same as traditional care. What is fundamentally different with CBP care is the way these techniques are combined with extensive education and specific spine alignment protocols to make sure your recovery goes beyond just the basics. Treatment techniques, many of which you may be familiar with, will consist of one or more of the following:
- Pain modalities for holistic management, such as ice packs, heating pads, electrical stimulation, light therapy, ultrasound, and more
- Manual therapy, including soft tissue massage, to reduce pain and stiffness of local connective tissue- that may be limiting your ability to tolerate other treatment techniques
- Spinal decompression with use of appropriate traction (machine or manual), specialized stretches, and chiropractic adjustments
- Spine adjustments to improve mobility, blood flow, nerve integrity, and alignment
- Posture training to encourage long term improvement of spine alignment
- Exercise training to restore and strengthen muscle balance and spine alignment
- Education to help you truly understand the causes of your poor health
- Extensive discussion of lifestyle habits that can help you maximize your health, such as diet, sleep, stress management, exercise, and more
- Long-term maintenance/wellness care to minimize flares ups or re-injury
- Referrals to other medical professionals as needed, such as an orthopedic doctor or physical therapist
Your Next Steps
No matter who you are, the answer as to whether corrective care is right for you should be clear. There are so many great potential benefits that there is practically nothing to lose. Thus, whether you just want preventative care or you have been suffering with some type of ailment for longer than you should- it’s time to find a CBP care provider in your area. CBP practitioners are in high demand and located in only a handful of regions across the U.S. Yet, thankfully they are spread out enough across the country that it is highly likely that you can find a CBP-certified chiropractor close to you.
If you live in the vicinity of Las Vegas, Nevada, the entire team at Advanced Spine and Posture is dedicated to addressing your health related needs as soon as possible. Give our office a call today to discuss your health concerns. We will get you scheduled for an initial in-depth consultation to see if you are a good candidate for corrective chiropractic care. From there, we will work together to design a treatment plan that ultimately fits your needs and gets you where you want to be in life. It’s time to stop suffering through unnecessary symptoms and say yes to the best version of yourself with the help of a CBP care provider.