How Chiropractic Can Benefit Your Overall Health

Chiropractor KennesawBack and neck pain are the chief reasons that people initially seek treatment from a chiropractor. However through manual spinal manipulation, chiropractic care is a holistic therapy that focuses on maintaining healthy musculoskeletal and nervous systems to ensure overall wellness. 


The research about chiropractic care is growing. According to the Annals of Internal Medicine, recent studies show that spinal manipulative therapy performed by a chiropractor, along with exercise, relieve neck pain more effectively than medication.

Furthermore, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported that an integrated approach to health care, including chiropractic care, results in a 51.8 percent reduction in pharmaceutical costs and 43 percent fewer hospital admissions.

Back and neck pain

Chiropractors are best known for safely and effectively treating acute back and neck pain, as well as headaches. Whereas a medical doctor might prescribe pain medicine, muscle relaxers or anti-inflammatory drugs, and an orthopedic doctor might suggest surgery, a chiropractor will treat your back problems by hand, through manipulation of the spine.

Chiropractors bring the musculoskeletal structure into proper alignment. Chiropractors change the position of your body and apply pressure to particular points along the spine that are not properly aligned. This results in a popping noise similar to the one created when you crack your knuckles. The noise is created by a change in pressure in your joints as gas bubbles are released. By adjusting the spine with their hands at particular pressure points, chiropractors unblock nerve energy and allow it to flow better down your spin and throughout your entire body. Repeated visits can, over time, realign your spine to optimize overall health.

Treatment plan

Chiropractors like Dr. Todd Supnick, seek to care for the whole person, from general wellness to disease prevention. They examine every patient, not only for the reason of their visit but also their level of health. After diagnosis, a chiropractor develops a treatment plan. This may include combinations of chiropractic manipulation, physical therapy and rehabilitative procedures for many musculoskeletal problems. This holistic approach can reduce the need for potentially addictive pain medication or invasive surgery.

To schedule a visit to our chiropractic office in Kennesaw call us at 770-262-1909 or use the convenient “Contact Us” feature on our website.


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