Tustin Chiropractic Treatment Is Much More Than Spinal Manipulation

By Ben Pate

Many people only think of going to the chiropractor when they believe their spine is out of alignment. A chiropractor, however, can help you with much more than just spinal adjustment. For any kind of musculoskeletal problem, you can seek help from a professional in Tustin Chiropractic Clinics.

Spinal adjustments and manipulations of other joints are still done regularly by most chiropractors. Today, however, there has been a huge advancement in the way these are done, as well as in the development of new techniques for other ailments. Many of these are a bit gentler than previously used techniques, which may make them more suitable for elderly or weak patients.

It may seem stereotypical, but many people do wait until they cannot move before seeking out chiropractic help. The reality is, it is far better to see a chiropractor regularly for check-ups and maintenance. This can help keep you from getting into serious problems. It will also allow you to establish a relationship with a chiropractor.

In any case, do not wait until you cannot move and the pain is intense before seeking out a chiropractor. The doctor can help you with a variety of different musculoskeletal problems. And a chiropractic doctor is a good starting point as tests can be ordered to determine location and severity.

Following diagnosis, a treatment plan will be developed by the chiropractor. Joint and spinal manipulation may be part of the plan, but there are many other techniques to choose from such as myofascial release, massage, hot and cold compresses and ultrasound. Tens units are handy as they can often be sent home with the client. They emit an electric pulsation that helps with muscle tension and pain.

Chiropractors may also refer out as needed. Some have acupuncturists and physical therapists right in their offices or ones they have a reciprocal relationship with outside the office. Or, if necessary, they may refer you to an orthopedic surgeon.

It is extremely important after any injury that some type of physical rehabilitation or exercise is done. Doing these exercises, both at home and the office if possible, will help you in many ways. They prevent future injury, as well as help in strength building and in regaining use of the affected part of the body.

Tustin Chiropractic Massages work holistically and your treatment plan should include changes that you can make to improve your condition and prevent future injury. These could include changes in lifestyle or diet, adding supplements, exercises and advice on posture. There can be very simple adjustments that can help, such as altering your sleeping position or doing some stretches during the day. - 32188

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