Wellness chiropractic is an important component of overall health. Wellness chiropractic treatment can maintain improvements made during active care chiropractic treatment. Although Chiropractic is often considered a reactive treatment, “Wellness chiropractic care” is viewed as preventative or maintenance care.
Difference between Active Care and Wellness Care
The purpose of active care is to relieve pain. This is done through chiropractic adjustments and may involve other therapeutic modalities as well. The relief component of active care is often focused on restoring some joint function and decreasing inflammation. After relief, the goal for treatment is usually to correct faulty muscle patterns, strengthening weak muscles, and addressing any tight muscles that may be contributing to joint functionality. This is known as the correction component of active care. During corrective care, exercises are incorporated to strengthen and stretch relevant muscles. The stabilization part of treatment occurs after the joint function has been restored and muscles are strong enough to prevent recurring injury.
The most effective active chiropractic care treatment is followed by wellness chiropractic treatment plan. Chiropractic care ensures that improvements made during treatment are sustained and periodic evaluations allow the doctor to see abnormalities in the spine before they become well established. Chiropractic prevents future relapses from occurring. Chiropractic also maintains healthy condition of the spine after active care is completed.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
There are many benefits of chiropractic treatment. Both physical and emotional benefits can result from wellness chiropractic care. Physical benefits include improved posture, increased function of joints, and reduced number of injuries. Emotional benefits included reduced stress and increased life enjoyment.
Improved posture is a benefit of chiropractic care. Improving posture and good posture, increase blood flow to crucial organs such as the lungs and heart. Good posture also alleviates tension carried in the shoulders and neck. Chiropractic care not only improves posture, it also enhances the function of the joints in the spine. Movement in the joints from wellness chiropractic adjustments can reduce the symptoms associated with arthritis. While chiropractic care may not reverse the affects of arthritis, it can help prevent it from progressing and consistent chiropractic care allows for more free movement of joints and reduced discomfort. For athletes, wellness chiropractic care enhances athletic performance. Wellness chiropractic adjustments also reduce injuries in athletes and non-athletes alike. The benefits of chiropractic adjustments aid in better overall health.
Is Chiropractic Right for You?
At Rush-Henrietta Family Chiropractic, we believe that chiropractic care is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. People who are looking to maintain treatment after active chiropractic care benefit greatly from regular chiropractic adjustments. Many healthy people looking to save money on healthcare costs benefit from chiropractic adjustments and those looking for an integrative approach to their health care should look at wellness chiropractic care as a viable option. Much like diet and exercise, wellness chiropractic adjustments can serve as a preventative therapy. There are physical, emotional, and financial benefits to maintaining a chiropractic treatment. The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that wellness chiropractic care that is a part of integrated health plan results in a 51.8% decrease in pharmaceutical costs and in 43% fewer hospital admissions. If you’re interested in learning how a Chiropratic wellness pan can benefit you and your family, schedule an appointment with my office for at 585-321-3200.