Posted by: Dr. Paul Zemella - Santa Barbara Chiropractor | August 13, 2011

Different Chiropractic Approaches Address Different Needs

What is Involved in Chiropractic Care?

A large number of different chiropractic treatments are available, making chiropractic a suitable treatment modality for many specific medical conditions or ailments as well as an effective approach for improving overall general health. Just like any other healthcare profession, chiropractic has its share of specialized branches. When a misalignment (referred to as a subluxation within the chiropractic profession) is identified, the chiropractor will perform a mild adjustment to provide patient relief in the area where the misalignment is located. Santa Barbara Chiropractic practitioners typically focus on three main approaches to chiropractic treatment.

Stage No. 1: Relief Chiropractic

Relief chiropractic care is given to patients suffering any type of pain or discomfort, no matter the cause. Its purpose is to provide immediate relief from uncomfortable or painful sensations. Relief chiropractic’s treatment period varies widely; its duration depends primarily on the extent of the damage acquired by the patient and the most effective way to accomplish the correction of that damage.

Stage No. 2: Corrective Chiropractic

More advanced than relief chiropractic care, corrective chiropractic is administered to patients with long-term spinal problems that have evolved into more complicated conditions due to a failure to obtain proper, timely treatment. Typically, corrective chiropractic care involves long term treatment, the length of which is determined by the extent of the damage and how well the patient responds to treatment.

Stage No. 3: Maintenance Chiropractic

As its name suggests, maintenance chiropractic care is intended to maintain and sustain any type of Santa Barbara chiropractic treatment previously administered to a patient who has spinal issues. Some patients are benefited by ongoing chiropractic treatments even though the initial treatments have proven to be successful. The main idea of maintenance chiropractic care is to prevent recurrence of the condition, particularly when problems with the spine are involved.

The Importance of Chiropractic Care

A form of alternative medicine, Santa Barbara chiropractic care helps patients improve their overall health. Spinal problems can interfere with the normal functioning of your body’s cells, including your nerves, and Santa Barbara chiropractic focuses on enabling your body’s internal healing system to address these problems. This focus on attaining normal bodily functions is responsible for chiropractic’s increasing popularity. Different forms of Santa Barbara chiropractic care are used for different needs. An initial chiropractic consultation is necessary in order for your practitioner to evaluate the extent of the damage you’ve acquired and determine the specific chiropractic treatment that will be most effective in correcting that damage. Restoring your body’s normal functions will enable your body to heal naturally. In addition, by addressing and correcting bodily dysfunctions, chiropractic care can help prevent additional or further damage caused by those dysfunctions. As soon as you begin feeling anything abnormal about your body, obtain the help of a qualified chiropractor to “nip things in the bud” and improve your overall health.

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Responses

  1. Great article! Why folks choose to temporarily patch their problem(s) instead of correcting the cause is beyond me. I don’t think people realize that their spine plays such a huge role in their ability to function and age gracefully until they’ve already sustained significant decay.


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