Q. – Are Chiropractors Safe?
A. Chiropractic care in Lakeland and all over the world is widely considered to be one of the safest forms of therapy. This is not only due to its gentle and non-invasive nature, but also because it is entirely drug-free. Too many doctors are prescribing painkilling opioids which do nothing to address the underlying cause of the pain but simply cover it up. Chiropractic care can take care of the problem at its source. There are virtually no risks associated with professional chiropractic care. Most patients experience immediate relief following an adjustment, with subsiding pain and increased mobility and range of motion.
Q. – Are Chiropractors Effective?
A. Like all physical treatments, it ultimately depends on the quality of the treatment. Well-trained, educated, and experienced chiropractors, like our chiropractors in Lakeland, can provide both short-term and long-term relief from pain. Chiropractors can manipulate the alignment of the body, specifically in the spine, to solve pain resulting from pinched nerves, slipped discs, and other problems of this nature. Chiropractic care can even help relieve pain from musculoskeletal injuries, which are complex problems of the ligaments and various muscle systems of the spine and extremities. By restoring the proper position of the vertebral joints (the joints that protect spinal nerves), proper communication of the nerves along the nervous system can also be restored.
Q. – Can Chiropractors Diagnose Problems?
A. Yes. Doctors of chiropractic in Florida are required to have an education in both diagnosing and treating conditions related to the spine, joints, and the musculoskeletal system, as well as the nerves that supply them. In fact, chiropractic doctors must undergo some of the most stringent educational requirements of any professional of healthcare.
Q. – Can Chiropractors Fix Posture
A. One of the most common results of effective chiropractic care is a noticeable improvement in posture. Good posture has numerous health benefits and our chiropractors in Lakeland can help you achieve these benefits, which include:
- Correct alignment of joints and bones
- Reduced stress on the ligaments to minimize injury risks
- The prevention of muscle strain, muscle overuse, and muscle pain
- More energy in the muscles which can then be put to better use
- Decreased wear and tear on the joints
Bad posture may actually be something that increases depression, and can also negatively affect your digestive tract. Confidence and stress levels are also associated with bad posture.
Q. – Can Chiropractors Help Hip Pain?
A. Yes. Our chiropractors in Lakeland don’t just focus on the spine. It’s important to remember that the spine serves as the nexus of your extremities. Problems in one area of the body, particularly the spine, can have profound effects on seemingly unrelated areas. The hips are no exception. Chiropractic care for hip pain can include adjustments, stretching, massage, and exercise therapy. Many studies have shown that adjustments can effectively relieve sciatica, which is a common source of hip and lower back pain.
Q. – Can Chiropractors Help Shoulder Pain?
A. Yes. Chiropractors can treat many problems related to the shoulders and extremities. A chiropractor can diagnose the problem, discover the cause of the pain, and perform the proper adjustment. Shoulder pain is often caused by irritation of nerves, muscles, tendons, or ligaments. There are some cases where shoulder pain is caused by a problem on the cervical spine or near the acromioclavicular joint. Sometimes the triceps muscle can be a factor, along with the subscapularis muscle located under the shoulder blade. Your Lakeland chiropractor can perform a series of adjustments to help you achieve relief from shoulder pain.
Auto Accident Chiropractors In Lakeland, FL
If you’ve been involved in a serious car accident and have sustained potentially fatal injuries, the ER is the obvious place you need to be. However, even minor vehicle accidents can have long-lasting negative effects on the body and mind, even if you don’t notice these effects right away. Problems resulting from car accidents can be latent, meaning they don’t manifest until weeks or even months after the event. Over time, you may begin to experience:
- Limited range of motion
- Confusion and disorientation
One of the most common minor auto accident injuries is whiplash, which typically results in one or more of the above symptoms. There can also be problems with the musculoskeletal system in more serious car accidents.
If you’ve been in a car accident in Lakeland, chiropractors at Integrative Physical Medicine can help. Even if you’ve been in a minor accident and don’t feel you’ve sustained any damage, it is still important to see a professional right away.
- In the state of Florida, you have 14 days to see a doctor after you’ve been in an accident. Following this period, it can be very difficult to file a claim.
- Because many auto accident injuries are latent, you might not recognize you have one until symptoms manifest. However, a Lakeland chiropractor at Integrative Physical Medicine can detect latent or hidden injuries and perform treatment immediately, helping streamline your recovery.
Chiropractic adjustments rarely result in any level of discomfort. There is no reason to fear a professional chiropractic adjustment, and most patients report immediate feelings of relief and a greater range of motion following one.
Common Treatments We Perform
When it comes to rear-end collisions, it’s often irrelevant whether or not you were wearing a seatbelt. Rear-end collisions are the auto accident most likely to result in whiplash. Our neck adjustments are performed with special focus on certain joints. With them, we can treat injuries to:
- Intervertebral joints
- Nerve roots
Neck adjustments can be performed to treat musculoskeletal problems. However, oftentimes the patient may require a lower back adjustment. In these cases, chiropractic instruments can often be required. Our Chiropractors in Lakeland can do whatever it takes to reduce the swelling and inflammation that usually comes with musculoskeletal problems. Our treatment can help reduce your pain, restore joint function and mobility, and allow for a great range of motion.
Electric Stimulation Therapy (ESTIM)
Although this is not a chiropractic adjustment, it is often used in conjunction with our chiropractic care as it can help streamline recovery from problems most people see chiropractors for. Electric stimulation can strengthen muscles that have been weakened by auto accident injuries. It can also reduce muscle spasms and eliminate the pain that comes with them.
Electric Stimulation Therapy is a very gentle and passive form of physical therapy. You don’t have to fear the word “electricity” here, nor do you have to do much of anything while treatment is being applied.