Chiropractic Care in Bel Air, MD
Chiropractic is based on the idea that total body health depends on a nervous system functioning properly. As we go through life, our bodies are subjected to many types of stress including anything from big insults like car accidents or falls to repetitive stresses like how we sit, stand, and walk. Combined with the regular stress of life, all of these occurrences affect the way our bodies move, especially the joints and the spine. This causes the joints to stop functioning properly and break down which may irritate spinal nerves that causes not only pain and discomfort, but impacts our overall health as well. Chiropractors locate the area of concern and apply gentle adjustments to correct these joints.
Many people have questions about chiropractic care we have answered some frequently asked questions. If you don’t see your question answered please contact our office.
To treat pain & injuries
Chiropractic adjustments are a safe and effective method of treating pain and injuries. At Susquehanna Spine & Rehab, we provide a personalized treatment plan for each patient to tend to his/her own needs. Your treatment plan will pair the latest in Chiropractic care with Physical Therapy for optimum results. Chiropractic care is also a great way to keep your body out of pain. Let’s face it… who wants to live in pain?
The pain is a symptom, not the problem…
When the check engine light in your car comes on, it’s telling you there is a problem with the car. The problem itself isn’t the light. Pain is the “check engine” light of your body. It’s your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong!
When the light comes on in your car, you have two choices: you can drive it around to see if it will go off by itself, or you can take it to a professional. Likewise, when you are experiencing pain or discomfort, you can just wait and see what happens, or you can consult a professional. Quite often problems that are causing your pain do not just “go away.”
To Improve Body Function
Chiropractic adjustments are an excellent tool for keeping your body functioning and performing at its peak level.
The spine is made up of 24 vertebrae and discs stacked on top of each other with nerves in between. Those nerves that transmit important signals throughout the body. If one of those nerves becomes irritated; the pressure on the nerve prevents the proper signals from being sent to other areas of the body, and it may also cause pain, numbness, or weakness.
Think of it this way: To function properly, your home depends on an uninterrupted supply of electricity to travel through the power lines. If something interferes with the transmission of electricity, power is lessened or lost. Likewise, the body’s organs are directed by nerve impulses that travel through the nervous system (brain and nerves). Back problems can cause nerve signals to be lessened or lost. When the spine functions properly, the nerves can deliver normal nerve impulses and preform their intended function.
Who Can Benefit?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, chiropractic care can help you.
- Disc Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Car Accidents
- Workers’ Comp Injuries
- Knee Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Foot & Ankle Pain
- Neck & Back Pain
- Pinched Nerves
Anyone! People who are interested in chiropractic as a form of wellness care are those who want the benefits of:
- Peak athletic performance
- Increased immunity
- Better sleep
- Improved circulation
- Decreased blood pressure
- Improved digestion
- Clearer/better/sharper vision
- Relief from severe menstrual symptoms