I’ve Never Been to a Chiropractor. Is it Safe?

If you’re struggling with chronic pain and considering trying chiropractic care, but are worried about the safety of the treatment, we understand. It’s always a good idea to verify that unfamiliar therapies are safe and effective before you undergo treatment.

At Peak Physical Medicine, our providers use a patient-centered approach to wellness, offering holistic care with an emphasis on natural, drug-free treatments. That’s why we’re pleased to provide personalized chiropractic care to our patients in Visalia, California.

The team at Peak Physical Medicine has seen the quality of life of hundreds of patients improve through chiropractic care. Find out what you need to know about the safety of chiropractic care and whether it’s the right treatment for you.

Is chiropractic care safe?

Unlike many traditional pain management therapies, chiropractic care doesn’t use drugs or surgery to treat your pain. Your chiropractor at Peak Physical Medicine uses special instruments or their hands to apply controlled pressure to the areas of your body giving you trouble.

Also known as spinal manipulation, this treatment focuses on aligning your spine and improving your range of motions. Without drugs or invasive procedures, chiropractic care fosters healthy nervous and musculoskeletal systems, working to improve physical and mental symptoms.

As with any treatment, some risks exist, but when you receive chiropractic care from a licensed and trained chiropractic expert, these risks are rare but include worsening of a herniated disc, compression of nerves, and rarely, vertebral artery dissection (a type of stroke).

We want to emphasize that these risks are rare and lower than the risks associated with medications, pain relievers, and surgery. In fact, the world-renowned Mayo Clinic endorses chiropractic care as a safe and effective option for back pain, neck pain, and headaches.

What are the benefits of chiropractic care?

Not only does chiropractic care help you recover from chronic pain or after an injury, but it also offers additional benefits that improve your overall health and quality of life. Here’s a look at some of the top benefits it provides:

  • Better quality sleep: By boosting the connection between your brain and body, chiropractic care helps sleep signals become clearer, giving you better sleep
  • Improved mood and mental health: The improvements to your nervous and spinal systems help chemically balance your body, reducing mental health symptoms and improving your mood
  • Better mobility: With your spine and joints in alignment, your body naturally moves better, your range of motion increase, and your mobility improves
  • Boosted immunity: Since chiropractic care helps repair subluxations, or dislocations that negatively impact your nervous system, it helps correct imbalances in your immune system

The benefits of chiropractic care work together, improving your overall health and wellness. As your sleep improves, you’ll feel less stressed and more energetic. With more energy and increased mobility, it’s easier to get and stay active, improving your overall health.

Chiropractic care from a licensed professional, like the providers at Peak Physical Medicine, offers safe and effective treatment for chronic pain and more!

Still have more questions about chiropractic care? Contact the friendly staff at Peak Physical Medicine in Visalia, California, or request an appointment online now.

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