Chiropractic & Physical Therapy

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Chiropractic & Physical Therapy

An Adjustment Will Improve Your Overall Well-Being

Chiropractic and physical therapy are musculoskeletal treatments for aches and pains throughout the body. Many people are led to believe that only invasive surgery will cure their chronic osteopathic issues, but alternatives exist! Wellness 1st has the answer for many body ailments that may afflict our active and aging Arizona community. Make pain melt away with our wide array of chiropractic treatments and physical therapy.   

The highly experienced physicians at Wellness 1st Integrative Medical Center in Gilbert, Arizona, are eager to meet you and ready to listen. We want to help improve your range of motion so you can live your life free from pain. Schedule a consultation through our online portal or call to speak with one of our helpful representatives.

About

Chiropractic adjustments leverage the relationship between the spine and the nervous system. Your chiropractor’s cunning manipulation of your vertebral column assists in the alignment of any structural or biomechanical issue affecting your spine.[1] The procedure is known for producing its satisfyingly audible “crack” while your doctor works to relieve pain and improve mobility. When you regain normal mobility in your spine, it will eliminate or reduce nerve irritation and restore normal function. 

What exactly does a chiropractor do?

Chiropractors are health care professionals who specialize in neuromuscular disorders. They adjust your spine to eliminate misalignments that may cause pain or other issues.

Benefits

Chiropractic care is effective for a range of musculoskeletal problems. When teamed with physical therapy, the treatment may relieve chronic discomfort and improve overall well-being. It is a personalized treatment that is tailored to your needs. Best of all, it is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for people who may not be ready to commit to the long recovery time. 

Chiropractic adjustments are safe and satisfying. Patients may only experience minimal discomfort during the procedure. In fact, most patients report feeling much better after their chiropractic appointments. In many cases, the doctor may discover pain and tightness you never even knew you had!

The benefits of chiropractic and physical therapy are immediate.

You will feel better leaving our Wellness 1st offices than you did coming in. Undergoing spinal adjustments can help alleviate pressure from nerves and muscles, which reduces the pain.[2] Chiropractic adjustments can also have an immediate impact on mobility, coordination and function.

Chiropractic & Physical Therapy May Effectively Treat the Following Issues

  • Repetitive Injuries
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Sciatica
  • Lower back pain
  • Sport injuries
  • Auto accident injuries
  • Pain from arthritis
  • Neck pain

Candidates

Candidates for chiropractic care experience back and joint pain. They may also experience frequent headaches at the base of the skull and at the peak of the brow. Our Wellness 1st chiropractic patients seek relief for chronic fatigue and painful, recurring muscle stiffness at the shoulders. All of these issues may contribute to insomnia and irritability, which may in turn adversely affect your personal relationships and overall quality of life.  

Our chiropractic and physical therapy patients are experiencing musculoskeletal symptoms which may cause them chronic discomfort.

However, the extent of their ailments do not require surgery. In fact, Wellness 1st recommends chiropractic care well ahead of when surgery may be required. The proper treatment regimen may help to avoid surgery altogether, if the issue is caught in time.[2] At Wellness 1st, we believe in relieving your physical symptoms without risky surgeries or habit forming drugs.

Your Free 15-Minute Consultation at Wellness 1st

Our free 15-minute consultations will help illuminate your issues and inform your healthcare decision. Wellness 1st hopes to avoid the necessity for surgery by catching your physical issues  before it’s too late. With the proper interventions, you can live a healthier life that is free from pain and full of physical activity. 

We want to help you make an educated choice about the future of your well-being. Our informational videos are just the beginning of your journey of discovery. Contact us to learn more. Call (480) 304-5152 to speak with one of your courteous and compassionate healthcare professionals.

Preparation

In order to prepare for your chiropractic adjustment, the doctor must first assess your current health condition and medical history. You will fill out a questionnaire at the beginning of your appointment. The patient intake is a great time to communicate your pain history and health goals.

Manual Adjustment

Most Wellness 1st patients report that their chiropractic care is quick, easy and satisfying. The overwhelming consensus agrees that it is far superior to orthopedic surgery.[3] Your first adjustment will take place on a comfortable padded table made specifically for chiropractic care.

Chiropractic & Physical Therapy

Adjustments may be performed while you are face down, on your side, sitting upright, or lying on your back. The chiropractic adjustment is a therapeutic manipulation that uses controlled force, leverage, direction, amplitude and velocity directed at specific joints. Your chiropractor will most often make these adjustments to the spine, but he or she might adjust other joints, such as the ankle, knee, wrist, elbow, or shoulder in order to restore structural alignment or to improve joint function.

Chiropractic Aftercare

Recovery from your adjustment is very minimal. It is a mostly painless procedure that does not require any downtime. It is not uncommon for your chiropractor to recommend multiple sessions. Our treatment is hands-on and typically requires a cumulative effect. If you have chronic pain, a high level of discomfort or bear multiple issues at once, you will likely need ongoing care. 

Your care regimen may begin on a weekly basis. Then, as your pain subsides, they will be reduced in frequency to monthly visits.

Make the Most of Your Chiropractic Appointment

  • Take time off of other treatments
  • Pay close attention to changes
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid sitting for long periods of time
  • Mind your posture
  • Exercise regularly 
  • Continue to visit the chiropractor 
  • Improve your sleep

Results

Many patients say that they experience a significant reduction in pain after just one chiropractic adjustment. However, most people do require several visits to fully realign their spine. Chiropractic adjustments are a safe and effective way to manage your back, neck, and shoulder pain. Most people feel a reduction in pain and a sense of relaxation and comfort after a visit to the chiropractor. If you are experiencing intense or increasing pain in your back, shoulders or neck, a chiropractic adjustment may be right for you.

Is Physical Therapy the Same As Chiropractic?

There is a great amount of overlap in the physical therapy and chiropractic disciplines. They employ many of the same means to achieve similar ends. Both concern themselves with helping your body heal from injury so that you can lead a richer, fuller life. They both also offer preventative measures to help patients avoid extreme interventions like powerful drugs and invasive surgery.  Chiropractic care and physical therapy are only two of several complementary therapies available to help you restore your health and prevent future injuries.

How Much Does Cost Chiropractic and Physical Therapy Cost in Arizona?

Once our doctors acquaint themselves with your case, we will present you with a complete cost estimate.  

We understand that every body is different. Wellness 1st is committed to personalized, quality care. The scope and sequence of treatments may vary greatly from individual to individual, even if they happen to be exhibiting similar symptoms. Only a personal consultation will allow us to determine your particular needs.

It is important to note that chiropractic care may be covered by your health insurance program. More insurance providers are beginning to recognize the benefit of regular chiropractic care. Contact your insurance provider to see how many visits are covered by your plan.

Make Pain Melt Away

Pain is a thief. It will rob your life of its essential joy. The body is meant to move freely. When pain impedes your movement, you experience it both physically and mentally. Chronic discomfort may affect your sleep cycles, which negatively affects your performance at work and your personal relationships. A chiropractic adjustment will improve your overall well-being so consider Wellness 1st, Arizona’s best integrative medicine specialists. 

FAQ

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

Chiropractic adjustments are completely painless for most people. Any discomfort is usually minimal and only temporary. Most patients report the opposite, in fact. They say they feel quite a bit better after spinal manipulation. 

Why does cracking my back feel so good?

There is nothing more satisfying than the release of pent up tension. This release of pressure is supposedly what makes back adjustments feel so good to lots of people. Back cracking also releases endorphins around the area that was adjusted, causing feelings of relaxation and bliss.

References 

  1. Bergmann, T. F., & Peterson, D. H. (2011). Chiropractic technique: principles and procedures. St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier.
  2. Bryans, R., Descarreaux, M., Duranleau, M., Marcoux, H., Potter, B., Ruegg, R., … White, E. (2011). Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Chiropractic Treatment of Adults With Headache. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 34(5), 274–289. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2011.04.008
  3. Walker, B. F., French, S. D., Grant, W., & Green, S. (2010). Combined chiropractic interventions for low-back pain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. doi: 10.1002/14651858.cd005427.pub2