Personalized service and care is a growing trend in the medical community, many times defined as “concierge service.” In the chiropractic community a similar need is being filled by at home chiropractic services. An experienced and qualified at home chiropractor can come to your home for a home visit.
What Happens During an At Home Chiropractic Appointment?
An at home chiropractor will travel to your home with their equipment (treatment table, treatment equipment etc) and conduct a thorough assessment of your current situation.
They will often conduct a mobility/ flexibility test, identify the location and nature of your pain and the cause of the pain.
From there the therapist will use a combination of treatment techniques for muscles, ligaments and/or your skeletal system to relieve pain and correct the problem causing you discomfort.
What can you treat during a home visit chiropractic appointment?
Acute pain, including:
· Rye Neck
· Sciatic Pain
· Disc Pain
· Upper and lower back pain
· Sports injuries
· Joint and ligament pain
Sometimes the worst pain happens doing the simplest things. Rolling out of bed, picking up the dog or your child, spending too long in an awkward position whilst gardening or falling off a skateboard, suddenly you’re in pain and unable to move.
Signs You Should See A Chiropractor
Seeing an at home chiropractor can yield many benefits that dramatically improve one’s physical and emotional well-being. Yet many people think to see a chiropractor only when something has gone wrong, or when they can no longer tolerate their pain symptoms.
Here are 10 signs you should see a chiropractor:
Headaches can be caused by a number of factors, including dehydration, malnutrition, oxygen deprivation, or a misalignment in the neck or spine. A chiropractor can help to relieve headaches and improve blood flow, which will increase the amount of oxygen that is supplied to the brain.
· Joint or Muscle Pain
If you are experiencing pain in your muscles and joints, your first reaction should not be to get the aspirin out of your medicine cabinet. Your pain could be due to problems with musculoskeletal alignment.
· Your Job Requires You to Sit for Long Periods of Time
If your job requires you to sit for long periods of time, especially hunched over a keyboard, it is not uncommon to wind up with very poor posture. Poor posture puts unwanted pressure on the upper back, neck, and shoulders. The pressure can cause the discs and bones to shift enough to cause problems such as a slipped or herniated disc.
· Chronic Back Pain
One of the most obvious signs that a chiropractic visit is needed is if you are experiencing chronic back pain. There are multiple factors that can contribute to back pain, such as posture, how long you’re on your feet each day, and the type of work that you do.
· The Soles of Your Shoes Wear Out Differently
If you begin to notice that the soles of your shoes wear out differently, this is a sign that your body is out of alignment and needs to be adjusted. Uneven wear on your shoes is a very reliable indicator that you are experiencing a subluxation in the spine and need a chiropractic spinal manipulation to realign your spine to ensure the problem does not continue and turn into a chronic issue.
· Limited Range of Motion
If you notice that your arms and legs are not as flexible as they used to be, or if your neck won’t turn as far in one direction or the other, this is a good indication that you need to see your chiropractor.
· You Were Involved in a Recent Accident
Being involved in an accident, such as a car or motorcycle collision, can cause serious injuries that only an experienced chiropractor can help heal. Many chiropractors specialize in car accident injuries, and are able to diagnose and properly treat a multitude of different injuries.
· Sharp, Shooting Pain in Your Legs
If you are experiencing a sharp, shooting pain in your legs, or tingling and weakness, this could be a sign that you are suffering from a pinched nerve or slipped disc.
· You’re an Active Person
If you have an active lifestyle and spend time working out or playing sports, your body is subjected to additional strain and pressure. This added stress can cause the spine to become misaligned. After spending time engaging in these activities, the body can become prone to pinched nerves, slipped discs, or other alignment problems.
· You Want to Live a More Health-Conscious Life
If you want to live a more health-conscious life, or just want to be more aware of how to best take care of your body, your chiropractor is an excellent source of information. Your chiropractor can provide you with exercise routines, nutritional guidance, and specific techniques to help relieve stress. All of this, along with spinal adjustments, will help to improve your physical and emotional well-being.
Get Started with Your at Home Chiropractic Care
At home Chiropractors offer a great range of chiropractic services. Contact a specialist from a reputable clinic such as Lotus Wellness Center today and begin the care to change your overall well-being.