Redefine Healthcare is pleased to announce that they will be offering chiropractic treatments at their four New Jersey locations.
Many people with back pain seek chiropractic treatment as a means of holistic pain relief. This form of therapy can help with back pain caused by overuse, sports injuries, accidents, muscle strains, and more. Other reasons for seeking chiropractic care include neck, arm, and leg pain or headaches.
Understanding Chiropractic Care
Chiropractors focus on aligning the musculoskeletal structures of the body by using hands-on spinal manipulation and other treatments. The theory behind chiropractic care is that having the spine appropriately aligned helps enable the body to heal itself. Often, this can occur without medication or surgery. According to Redefine Healthcare sources, chiropractic manipulation can restore mobility to stiff or injured joints after a repetitive stress injury or a traumatic event such as a fall.
Redefine Healthcare can treat several conditions including injuries or illnesses involving the back, shoulders, neck, elbows, hips, ankles, and feet. Chiropractic services focus on manual manipulation of the spine to treat lower back pain. During a chiropractic adjustment, the practitioner identifies and manipulates the vertebrae that exhibit abnormal movement patterns or lack robust functionality. The goals include improving function, increasing the range of motion, and reducing pain.
Chiropractors are healthcare providers that specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions with an emphasis on manual manipulation or adjustment of the spine. A spokesperson for Redefine Healthcare explains, “The goal of chiropractic care is to reduce pain and improve function. We also work to educate patients on ways to look after their health with ergonomics, exercises, and other therapies.”
A typical chiropractic adjustment involves a short-lever, high-velocity arm thrust applied to a vertebra; patients often notice an audible release of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide. This releases pressure in the joint and brings about a sensation of relief. Occasionally, patients experience mild discomfort, but this discomfort lasts for only a brief time, and most patients are happy with the results of their treatment. Some people see their chiropractor exclusively, and others combine the treatment with conventional medical treatment for a powerful healing combination.”
Types of Chiropractic Treatments
According to Redefine Healthcare, the diversified chiropractic technique may be the most popular type of adjustment used by chiropractors. It is the technique a chiropractor is most likely to use when a patient complains of pain from which they need immediate relief. The diversified method is a way of adjusting a disc herniation, which can cause many cases of neck or back pain. As a patient, you will likely receive this technique if you are experiencing “popping” joints as it can help restore them to normal function.
The Gonstead adjustment is one of the most common techniques used by chiropractors, explains a Redefine Healthcare rep. This technique is used to diagnose and treat a range of issues. For example, if a patient has chronic back pain, the chiropractor will aim to locate the problem area along the spine and make the appropriate adjustments. The Gonstead adjustment involves a thorough analysis of the spine and then realigns it accordingly, decreasing or even eliminating inflammation and pain in the region.
The Logan method of chiropractic care is one of the lowest-force techniques available. The Logan technique emphasizes spinal and pelvic distortions and misalignments that affect the structures of the spine. The gentle pressure used in this method can help realign the bones on the spine, a Redefine Healthcare spokesperson explains: “It is also particularly effective at relieving headaches and migraines. It can release stress and tension and restore balance to the entire body. It can also be used to help manage certain conditions such as scoliosis, pregnancy discomfort, and chronic spine conditions.”
Benefits of Chiropractic Treatments
Chiropractic care is considered a safe and effective treatment for many types of back pain, neck pain, and headaches. As a Redefine Healthcare spokesperson explains, “Chiropractic treatments are great for both chronic and acute pain conditions. Even patients with fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis often get excellent results. We also see patients with sciatica, hip pain, scoliosis, and a range of other conditions that all respond favorably to chiropractic treatments.”
Another essential thing to understand about chiropractic care is that it treats the cause of the problem–not just the symptoms. “So many chronic pain patients take medications that mask symptoms rather than treating them,” says Redefine Healthcare. “By contrast, chiropractors work to treat the cause of the pain, which naturally alleviates symptoms. This type of care is a drug-free alternative for many people with pain who wish to decrease or eliminate the pain medications they take that have potentially harmful side effects.”
Chiropractors focus on more than just short-term treatment. A Redefine Healthcare spokesperson says, “Chiropractors help in more ways than just spinal manipulation. We look after the whole person and can advise patients on issues such as nutrition and exercise, which are both essential components of a healthy lifestyle. We help many of our patients with exercises for them to do at home that is designed to treat their specific pain condition, offering them the best odds of recovery.”
About Redefine Healthcare
Redefine Healthcare is a treatment center offering a wide range of services including physical therapy, sports medicine, health and wellness initiatives, medical marijuana, and chiropractic treatments. Your practitioner will conduct a thorough evaluation to identify the best type of care for you and will discuss your options with you at the first visit so that you’ll know you’re getting the best possible care. For comprehensive, cutting-edge care, call Redefine Healthcare at 732-906-9600 or fill out their convenient online appointment request form today.