The Role of Chiropractic Care in Injury Recovery

Most patients have never heard about chiropractic care before they visit our Greenville spine center. This is why they are doubtful at first when our doctors recommend this therapy to help them recover from injuries.

They are grateful for trying this type of treatment afterward and say they wish they could have benefitted from it before recovering from older injuries. This is why we decided to explain in detail how a chiropractor can help you recover from injuries faster.

What Exactly Is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is a non-invasive therapy that involves manipulations of the spine and the joints. It is performed by trained and licensed professionals, who know how to adapt their technique to each patient for the best results and minimum discomfort.

Here are the most important benefits of chiropractic in promoting recovery from various injuries.

1. Chiropractic Manipulations Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation is the response of your body to trauma, in the attempt to protect the injured site. A chiropractor will expertly manipulate the area to increase blood flow and help reduce inflammation.

This will help the patient heal without the formation of scar tissue, which often causes rigidity and reduced mobility in the affected body part.

2. Chiropractic Care Reduces Recovery Time

For many injuries, especially to the joints, the traditional treatment method is RICE:

  • Rest
  • Ice 
  • Compress 
  • Elevate

However, waiting for an injury to heal can take a long time. And most people cannot afford to miss work more than strictly necessary.

Chiropractic care has a different philosophy: a proactive approach to injury recovery, by improving the function of the nerves, regaining muscle strength and flexibility, and encouraging the body to work harder to heal itself.

3. Chiropractic Reduces the Need for Pain Medication

The doctors at our Greenville spine centers know that one of the biggest concerns for patients is taking too many pain pills. They are afraid of developing an addiction to them and being unable to quit.

Other people cannot take a wide range of pain medications due to allergies and interference with other medications they must take.

chiropractic treatment can reduce the need for pain medication

Chiropractic is an effective solution for both types of patients. It has been proven to help reduce pain by:

  • Resolving spine misalignment which causes pinch nerves
  • Reducing muscle spasms and tension
  • Decreasing nerve irritability that causes them to send pain signals.

Our chiropractors work in close cooperation with other specialists so that they can understand the root cause of your pain and provide adequate relief.

4. Chiropractors Help Restore Full Range of Motion

Chiropractic has multiple end goals. The short-term goal is to provide pain relief and reduce inflammation. The long-term goal is to prevent loss of muscle flexibility and range of motion in the joints.

Apart from manipulations, chiropractors also assist patients in performing various stretches and exercises. As the injury heals, you will also learn a series of exercises that you can do at home safely, without supervision.

At the end of the treatment plan, you will be able to recover your mobility to the highest possible extent for the type of injury you suffered.

5. Chiropractic Helps Prevent Future Injuries

Chiropractors have the most complete knowledge of the musculoskeletal system. During treatments, they will identify areas in your body that are prone to future injuries. Thus, you will learn:

  • How to protect those areas from injuries
  • What types of activities/ sports you should avoid
  • How to safely perform physical activities you cannot avoid.

The Chiropractors at Our Greenville Spine Center Are Ready to Help You!

You want to recover from your injury as fast as possible. Our experienced chiropractors want the same thing and know how to make it happen. Thus, we encourage you to try chiropractic care at our Greenville spine center.

We will perform a complete initial evaluation and recommend the most effective treatment plan for your injury. Do not make your recovery longer than necessary. Call us today at 864-535-0144 to schedule your initial appointment!