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What Is A Chiropractor?

There are quite a few beneficial reasons to visit a chiropractor, especially if you’re experiencing neck, back, shoulder or other pain. A chiropractor specializes in the neuromusculoskeletal system, this includes the bones, spine, tendons, muscles, nerves and more. Chiropractors help by performing spinal adjustments or other methods of treatment, allowing the body to realign and heal itself with help of other treatment methods such as diet and exercise. Limestone Chiropractic is here to help you understand what a chiropractor is, and how utilizing one could be beneficial for your overall health and wellness. 


What Does A Chiropractor Do?

On your first visit to a chiropractor, whether for pain or something else, they will perform an examination and discuss your problems or goals. Additional tests and x-rays may be performed to get a better understanding of the problem at hand and diagnose your condition. A treatment plan will then be discussed to monitor progress. Aside from just performing spinal adjustments to aid the body is realignment and healing, here are a few other treatment methods often used by chiropractors:


  • Stimulation

  • Relaxation

  • Hot and Cold Treatments

  • Diet & Exercise Plans

  • Microneedling

What Conditions Chiropractors Treat

If you’ve never been to a chiropractor before, you might not be familiar with all of the ailments that chiropractic treatment can help with. The most common cause for chiropractic visits is pain in the back, neck, joints, or headaches. Chiropractors can also treat arthritic joint functioning, depending on the type of arthritis and severity. Other reasons to visit a chiropractor include:


  • Preventing Disease

  • Increased Energy

  • Strength Immunity

  • Take Care Of Overall Well Being

What To Expect During Your Chiropractic Sessions

To access certain parts of your body that need readjusting, your chiropractor will place you on a padded table and position you in different ways to access certain muscles and joints. You may hear popping sounds as your body is being readjusted by controlled force. Gentle manipulation is used to get your spine or other parts of your body back on track. 


If you’ve been suffering from chronic or mild pain that is affecting your range of motion, or day to day life, then consider scheduling an appointment with Limestone Chiropractic today. 

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