Homeostasis is a dynamic state of equilibrium, in which your body maintains internal stability while adjusting to changing external conditions. When you’re in homeostasis, you function optimally. You handle the normal stresses of life without physical, emotional, or mental harm.
However, an extreme external event — such as a car crash, sports accident, or other type of injury — throws your body out of homeostasis. You can’t regulate your internal conditions, because your body is forced to deal with traumatic injuries that it can’t heal on its own.
At Neuropathy & Pain Centers of Texas, our practitioners are committed to helping you experience optimal health and wellness by supporting your body’s natural healing processes. If you’ve suffered injuries and are struggling with pain, our expert chiropractors and other healing practitioners in our Fort Worth, Texas, and Arlington, Texas, offices can help.
Here, we provide a guide so that you can learn how chiropractic care helps you prevent and overcome many types of injuries.
Chiropractic care is holistic
In contrast to Western medicine’s focus on discrete areas and specialties, chiropractic care doesn’t limit treatment to the one area of your body that’s injured. Instead, chiropractors examine how the structure of your joints and spine affect your ability to function and how that might contribute to your pain and other symptoms.
Chiropractors believe that when any one area of your body is out of alignment, your entire body is affected. Our chiropractors realign your body to ease tension and swelling that affects your nerves. Realignment also improves your range of motion.
Chiropractic care goes to the root of pain
Chiropractic care addresses the root cause of your pain without surgery or invasive treatments by correcting any subluxations (i.e., spinal dislocations or misalignments). Treatment, therefore, focuses on your spine and joints, and their connection to your nervous system.
Through manual adjustments and other therapies, chiropractic care reduces inflammation, breaks up scar tissue, and alleviates pain while restoring your range of motion and reducing your dependency on pain medications. We may use the following treatments to help you overcome your injuries:
Chiropractic adjustments are a kind of spinal manipulation. We apply manual force to the joints in your spine to realign your body.
Nonsurgical spinal decompression
We use specialized types of traction to decompress your spine. By restoring space to your spinal joints, we reduce pressure on your nerves and alleviate pain.
Our treatment methods are safe, low-risk options if you struggle to overcome almost any kind of injury.
Chiropractic care works from top to toe
Chiropractic care helps with many different types of injuries. Common injuries helped by chiropractic care include:
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Back pain
- Sports-related injuries (e.g., shin splints, tennis elbow)
- Rotator cuff injuries
In some cases, your injuries are severe enough to require surgical correction. If you do need surgery, chiropractic care helps you regain your strength, flexibility, and mobility as you recover.
Chiropractic care prevents injuries, too
If you’re an athlete or perform manual labor for a living, it’s better to seek chiropractic care before you’re injured. Chiropractic care aligns your body so that you’re less likely to injure yourself in the first place. If you do suffer an injury, you’re then in optimal shape for fast recovery.
When you come in for chiropractic care, we conduct a comprehensive exam and then create a customized treatment plan for you. We emphasize aligning your entire musculoskeletal system, which helps your body stay balanced so it can perform and function as intended, lowering your risk of injury.
Even a minor degree of the following symptoms could be caused by a misalignment that’s easily resolved with chiropractic treatments:
- Neck pain
- Chronic headaches
- Spinal pain
- Herniated discs
- Shoulder pain
- Low and middle back pain
- Hip and knee pain
- Ligament pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Find out more about how chiropractic care helps you heal and recover more quickly by contacting our experts at Neuropathy & Pain Centers of Texas. Phone the office nearest you, or use our online booking forms today.