When you have a stiff back, your first call is to the chiropractor. But what about when your head is aching or your energy levels are low? Instead of trying a laundry list of ineffective home remedies or reaching for your medicine cabinet, try making an appointment with Dr. Dana Robinson.
At Peninsula RSI Chiropractic Wellness Center, we believe that chiropractic care goes far beyond cracking backs. Dr. Robinson’s careful adjustments and comprehensive treatments can give you head-to-toe relief from many ailments. Here’s how.
An overview of chiropractic care
You might be familiar with the satisfying release that follows when a chiropractor realigns your spine. While manipulations are a chiropractor’s go-to, chiropractic care has evolved to comprise a wide range of alternative treatments for all sorts of chronic conditions.
After evaluating your symptoms and identifying the underlying cause, Dr. Robinson creates a customized treatment plan. Depending on your needs, she recommends any of the following chiropractic treatments:
- Spinal manipulation and mobilization
- Spinal decompression
- Massage therapy
- Soft tissue recovery
- Class 4 laser biostimulation
- Electrical stimulation units
- Posture correction
- Ergonomic and repetitive motion correction
- Functional rehabilitation
- Balance training
Dr. Robinson treats your aches, pains, and other issues without prescription medicine or surgical intervention.
Benefits of chiropractic care
Chiropractic care is far from a newfangled idea. In fact, spinal manipulations got their start in the US in the late 1800s.
Since then, chiropractic care has become a staple for many. A staggering 22 million Americans see their chiropractor every year. About 35%, or 7.7 million, of those people seek relief from back pain. Others are looking for relief from other conditions, including:
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Repetitive strain injuries
More still are interested in the plethora of whole-body benefits that come from regular chiropractic care. Here are a few of the ways chiropractic care can give your overall health a boost even if you’re not struggling with a painful or chronic condition.
The main goal of chiropractic care is to realign your body, specifically, your spine. With your spine in its proper position, it’s better able to house your nervous system so it can perform efficiently. Additionally, the reduced tension and inflammation in your muscles help them focus on getting you through the day rather than dealing with aches and pains, which means more energy for you.
With your head, neck, spine, and pelvis in alignment, you’ll find that you’re much more coordinated and balanced. Dr. Robinson also offers balance training as part of her chiropractic care to improve your stability even more.
When your body is out of alignment, your bones and joints have to take on some of the work your muscles are supposed to handle. After Dr. Robinson sets your skeleton straight, your muscles get to do what they do best. Your muscles become stronger, and you experience less joint pain as a residual benefit.
It’s a simple fact that a body in perfect alignment moves freely. After a session with Dr. Robinson, your nervous system fires off on cylinders, your joints are no longer stiff, and your muscles are relaxed.
Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom wrangling toddlers, a construction worker hauling lumber, or an office worker sitting for hours, chances are you’ve experienced sore, tense muscles at some point. Dr. Robinson’s massage therapy and spinal manipulations relieve muscle tension by realigning your spine and stimulating the nerve impulses that prompt your muscles to relax.
In addition to all of these physical benefits, chiropractic care can also address stress, boost your immune system, help you control high blood pressure, manage asthma, make your pregnancy more bearable, and calm a colicky baby.
From headaches to arthritis, sore muscles to grogginess, there aren’t many things chiropractic care can’t address. If you’re ready to treat what ails you safely and naturally, call our Redwood City, California, office at 650-599-9868, or request an appointment online.