Which One’s Better? 

Our human body is a delicate, hard-working and multifunctioning machine. And just like machines, they can break down and it would need time and proper maintenance to get back to work. So, since our body could be just like a machine, when it breaks down it would hurt. When something in our bodies hurt, we need to get it checked and diagnosed. There are a lot of options to choose from, we could get a massage for sore muscles. But what if they aren’t just sore muscles? What if they are actually more complicated than we thought? But what if it isn’t? When do you know you only need a massage or you need to take a trip to a chiropractic clinic?

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  • Your needs
    • You will most likely experience pain affecting hard tissues like your spine and joints or even soft tissues like your muscles and ligaments, that’s normal. But when they become sudden and come in waves especially in areas from past injuries like from playing sports or car accidents then that is a sign that it has ingrained and affected your body’s musculoskeletal system. You’ll probably experience chronic pain and limited range of motion, which would then result to damaged tissues. To repair and fix this, you have an option to go to your chiropractic clinic or get a massage.
    • Choosing one from the other is a common dilemma. Both methods offer a similar reason- it is a drug-free and hands on treatment. You’ll have to consider a lot when deciding which treatment to avail, first is the severity of pain, history and insurance options.
  • Massage as therapy
    • This treatment targets tissues specifically tissues that are muscular in nature. Your body benefits from massages when you have muscles spasm, overworked, pulled and strained muscles.
    • Contrary to popular belief, massages are not just pampering treatments, it has legitimate medical properties such as reduction of anxiety, helps athletes and other patients with healing properties, increasing blood flow and improving skin condition.
    • This is where chiropractors and massages therapist differ; massage therapists don’t hold a license to readjust your spine and other joints and they certainly cannot prescribe medication.
  • Do I need a chiropractor?
    • Chiropractors target disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. They can focus on hard tissues such as the spine and joints. They receive and are trained to execute both therapeutic and rehabilitative treatments. Most commonly spinal manipulation wherein they treat tissues like back and neck pains
  • Both in harmony
    • If Hannah Montana can get the best of both worlds, then so can you. Maybe it isn’t about the choice, but a perfect balance of the two to help relieve chronic pain.
    • Massage therapy could act as a ‘warm-up’ for your body to prep it before the adjustment. While chiropractic treatment targets misalignments which will then give relief to soft tissues that massage therapists prioritize.
    • Whether you’re getting best of both worlds or just settling for chiropractor or massages, you should feel free to research different facilities that offer the treatment you’re looking for. Check in the best eugene chiropractor.
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What Makes a Chiropractor Good?

Seeing as chiropractors are health professionals who focus on diagnosing and treating neuromuscular disorders, we can’t just pick on at random right? They also treat people who have met an accident and have badly damaged their musculoskeletal system. So whether you’ve been to one or going to meet one for the first time, here are things you should watch out for to determine whether your chiropractor is good.

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1. They have strong business skills

-They could be business people you know! They have to have keen business skills because it will aid them when starting and growing a chiropractic practice. Accounting and marketing are important skills too!

2. Communication is a must

-Being able to listen to their patients and making sure their needs are met. They should also have good speaking skills to help ensure their patients fully understand their treatment plan and other information

3. Empathetic

-Know what their patients are going through and acknowledging the fact that they are feeling pain is a sign that they are good. Being empathetic helps them to comfort and put their patients at ease.

4. Focuses on you, their patient

You are their patient and should be their top priority. They are should be committed to create a relaxing treatment environment. Focusing on your treatment plan is also a must.

5. They have a good manual coordination

Their hands are their tools. They should have good hand coordination.

6. Down to earth and humble

-They should be able to tell you other facilities and better forms of treatment you-their patients- could avail. They must be able to admit that their services might not be enough and can recommend you to even better treatment; something better than what they have.

7. They are very knowledgeable

-They are rich with knowledge! Especially facts about the spine, nervous and muscular systems, movement, different kinds of exercise and nutrition.

8. Passionate about chiropractic

Their work should reflect their passion for their area of specialty. They should also believe wholeheartedly in their practice and their abilities.

9. They are able to put their patient and other people at ease

-Gentleness. They should be gentle and can make their patients feel comfortable and not anxious or nervous during the duration of their treatment

10. They have a sense of purpose

-They should work hard to become better versions of themselves. They have to understand their purpose which is to help people heal, stay and become healthy.

  • This treatment targets tissues specifically tissues that are muscular in nature. Your body benefits from massages when you have muscles spasm, overworked, pulled and strained muscles.
  • Contrary to popular belief, massages are not just pampering treatments, it has legitimate medical properties such as reduction of anxiety, helps athletes and other patients with healing properties, increasing blood flow and improving skin condition.
  • This is where chiropractors and massages therapist differ; massage therapists don’t hold a license to readjust your spine and other joints and they certainly cannot prescribe medication.
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Answering your Frequently Questions

We’ve covered what’s the purpose of chiropractors and what they specialized. But we know you still have questions such as ‘who should consult a chiropractor?’ to ‘is it necessary to visit a chiropractor if I feel no pain? ‘Well, there should be nothing for you to worry about; we are here to answer all your questions. Let’s start.

  • Who should consult a chiropractor?
  • Chiropractors are also medical professionals. They will treat people of all sorts, with varying age, races and social spectrums. The people who usually seek for their help possess a wide range of disorders from back and neck pain to migraines and misalignment of the spine.
  • Ensuring a healthy muscular and nervous system is important for both old and young. The treatment or benefits from their care can start during a mother’s pregnancy to a baby’s birth process. But it doesn’t stop there; adults who deal with stressful occupations and activities can constantly strain their spine and muscles.
  • Everyone has the right to visit a chiropractor.
  • What specific symptoms must I possess to warrant a visit to a chiropractor?

-The body’s natural way to show you that something is wrong is when you experience pain. Pain is the result of your body dealing with damaged tissues and other related pain or disorder.

-You may visit a chiropractor when you start to feel symptoms such as back pain, migraines and symptoms associated with other disorders such as upset stomach, breathing problems or allergies and so on.

  • Is a referral from a physician required to see a chiropractor?

-Nope, it isn’t necessary seeing as chiropractors are primary health care providers.

  • Why are x-rays taken?

X-rays act as your chiropractor or even an orthopedics’ guide to see the condition of your musculoskeletal system. It is a tool used to design your specific treatment plan.

  • Is it necessary to visit a chiropractor if I feel no pain?

-One objective of chiropractors is to fine-tune your body and you’re muscular and nervous system by doing multiple treatments such as correcting misaligned hard tissues or to simply give you a diagnosis according to the symptoms you are possessing.  Additionally, most people consult the help of chiropractors after or during the time period they experience pain from the back, neck, shoulder, lower back and leg.

  • What should I expect from chiropractic treatments?

-Most people seek the aid of chiropractors for pain relief, mobility, flexibility, health care and performance fine-tuning. Your body’s warning system is pain. If you judge your health basing on how you feel is dangerous. Most conditions may progress well by the time you’ve had the chance to be aware of them. Chiropractors adjust misaligned spines therefore correcting spinal disorders such as vertebral subluxations in which it causes severe pain and may even be painless.

– Athletes, dancers and artist have fine-tuned and progress in their areas of specialty because they are free of nerve interference and other related disorder.

  • Are there any qualifications we have to look for in a chiropractor?
  • They should be a graduate from a five-year long university degree course which includes studies such as chiropractic philosophy, biological sciences, neurology, orthopedics, radiology, clinical sciences and other clinical experiences.

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