What is Florida chiropractic care all about, and what do I need to know?
Chiropractic is a health-care profession that is practiced by trained specialists called chiropractors. The care that chiropractors provide focuses mainly on the structure of your body (with an emphasis on your spine) and its relationship with your body’s functioning.
Who should see a chiropractor?
Many, many people visit chiropractors for a wide variety of reasons. Chiropractors can help everyone from the very young to the very old – and everyone in between. Chiropractic care is also not just for pain management. In fact, many athletes regularly visit chiropractors to remain pain- and injury-free and to improve their athletic performance. This is just as true for non-athletes, who routinely visit chiropractors to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Chiropractors are also there, however, to help alleviate your physical pain.
Does chiropractic care hurt?
No, chiropractic care does not hurt. Despite what you may have heard, there are no karate chops and there is no bone snapping involved. Some people do experience anxiety when it comes to the unknown, but a chiropractic adjustment is probably a lot more gentle than you would expect and the health benefits can be tremendous. Chiropractic care is not only very safe, but it is also very effective at providing pain relief and at encouraging and reinforcing healthy lifestyle choices.
If I go once, will I have to go to a chiropractor forever?
No, that is a myth. But many people feel so good after their first chiropractic adjustment that they want to return in order to maintain that level of well-being. The usual protocol for chiropractic care is a short series of sessions for your presenting complaint and then a follow-up session or two for ensuring that you are maintaining your healthy progress. After that, your chiropractor might suggest that you return for occasional checkups (much like regular dental checkups).
Interested? Contact a Tampa Bay Chiropractor Today
Chiropractic care is not scary and it helps many people live less painful and more productive lives. If you are interested in what chiropractic care has to offer, do not hesitate to contact Tampa Bay Spine & Injury for an appointment today. Because we provide truly integrated physical medicine, every patient at Tampa Bay Spine & Injury receives an individualized treatment plan. Our goal is to guide you comfortably through the process of meaningful chiropractic care. We have two offices that are conveniently located in Brandon (813-381-3852) and St. Petersburg (727-898-3852), so please call us if you are interested in taking the first healthy step toward chiropractic care.