Birmingham Wellness Care - Wellness FAQ
Chiropractic care is about more than your neck and back; it is total wellness. We want to help our Birmingham patients manage pain and heal from an injury, but we strive for whole body health through functional medicine, as well. Taking a proactive approach to wellness allows you live healthier and, hopefully, prevent pain and disease. Let us answer some common questions you may have about wellness care.
Why Focus on Wellness in Birmingham, MI?
Bad habits are often precursors to chronic pain and we all have them. From high-stress to smoking a pack a day, we tend to abuse our bodies, leading to problems like spinal misalignments. The goal of wellness care is to identify these potential concerns, possibly before they have an effect on your health.
Only about 10 percent of your nerves detect pain. This means you may need a spinal readjustment and not even know it, too. Part of wellness care is figuring out what you do need to regain your health.
What is a Spinal Misalignment?
A misalignment interferes with the central nervous system's ability to send and receive messages. In many cases, the misalignment may result from poor habits like bad posture, for example. Other times, the condition is caused by an injury or disease that forces a disc to slip out of alignment, leading to pain and poor mobility.
What are the Symptoms of a Spinal Misalignment?
Some of our patients experience back and neck pain, but the symptoms of a misalignment are so diverse that you might not even realize you have a problem. They often include exhaustion, low-grade illnesses like general malaise, pain and allergies. Our proactive care approach is designed to detect, diagnose and treat the problem before there are further complications.
What Does a Chiropractor Do About Spinal Misalignments?
The first step our chiropractor takes is to identify likely causes. We do a posture analysis to determine if your condition is due to lifestyle choices. We may also explore your nutrition looking for ways to improve your overall health.
Through adjustments, we help restore the spinal alignment and improve your health. An adjustment is a very gentle massage and specific correction that removes subluxations. No matter what the underlying cause of your misalignment, adjustments help in some way.
What is Functional Medicine?
Our chiropractic service takes a functional medicine approach to managing your health and helping you avoid future pain and injury. It is the very heart of our wellness campaign. Functional medicine is a care plan that focuses on the optimal functioning of your body. It includes lifestyle evaluations and nutrition, as well as chiropractic adjustments. Functional medicine a fully is science-based and natural approach to wellness.
If you are suffering from chronic pain, recovering from an injury or just feel like your life needs something to improve your health, give our Birmingham, MI wellness care a try. Call us at 248-645-6070 to schedule an appointment and let the healing begin.