When you’re in pain or experiencing any type of musculoskeletal condition that reduces your quality of well-being, the need for an effective solution is essential. Chiropractic care is one of the safest and most effective treatments for treating a wide range of conditions and injuries that takes a different, more natural approach than traditional medicine.
What is Chiropractic?
Your chiropractor, Dr. Brad Cranwell, is a primary care doctor who specializes in supporting your spinal health and whole-body wellness through a series of chiropractic adjustments (spinal manipulations). Chiropractic involves the application of manual therapy techniques that focus on the spine, the nervous system, and other joints in the body to relieve neck pain, back pain, and other types of pain or related symptoms.
You see, your nervous system controls everything, and when stress or injury is present, these issues can overwhelm your nervous system, resulting in vertebral subluxation, or spinal misalignment, which then affects other areas of the body. As a result, communication between the brain, spine, nerves, and other areas of the body is interrupted, which results in pain, reduced nerve function, limited movement, and other symptoms. Your chiropractor targets and treats the underlying causes of your symptoms so that you can experience natural, lasting relief.
Keep reading to learn how our Johnstown chiropractic practice works, and then connect with us to schedule your appointment today.
How Our Chiropractic Clinic in Johnstown Works
We want our patients to feel comfortable and at ease when they come to see us for chiropractic care. Here is a brief chiropractic overview of what you can expect when you become a patient with us here at Connected Chiropractic.
Your Chiropractor Will Conduct a Thorough Examination
Before your spinal adjustment, your chiropractor will conduct a thorough health and wellness exam. Dr. Brad takes into account your health and injury history, your symptoms, your occupation, and any other information that is pertinent to your personalized treatment plan. He may even perform a spinal screening to analyze your spine and posture.
We’ll Explain Our Findings in Plain Language
Once your examination is complete, we will explain our findings to help you gain a better picture of your spinal health. During this time, Dr. Brad may recommend diagnostic tests such as an X-ray to further inform your treatment plan, particularly if you have recently been injured in an auto accident.
We’ll Create a Personalized Treatment Plan
Your examination findings will help your chiropractor create a treatment plan that is tailored specifically to you. Your treatment plan will include a series of chiropractic adjustments to target and treat the root cause of your pain and other symptoms. You may receive spinal decompression to relieve tension from the spine and supporting tissues to assist in your recovery. Additionally, Dr. Brad may refer you to our in-house massage therapist as part of your treatments, and will include self-care techniques you can practice at home to enhance your chiropractic care.
Adjustments Do Not Treat Your Symptoms
It is important to remember that chiropractic adjustments do not treat your symptoms. Rather, they treat the underlying cause of your symptoms, which in turn, provides relief from pain, limited range of motion, inflammation, and other symptoms that may be present.
Consistent Visits Help Retain Your Spine
Consistency is key when it comes to optimizing your spinal health. Your chiropractor will recommend a treatment frequency that is tailored to your health and wellness. During the initial corrective care stage, your adjustments may be more frequent to address the cause of your symptoms most effectively.
You Control the Speed of Your Recovery
While your chiropractor is the one who is treating you, it is essential to view the recovery process as a collaborative effort in the partnership between you and your doctor. As we mentioned, Dr. Brad may give you self-care instructions such as stretching, light exercises, and other tasks that are meant to enhance your chiropractic care.
Good nutrition is also a major part of your recovery, and Dr. Brad may give you nutritional guidance to compliment your chiropractic care. This may include drinking more water, reducing your sugar intake, and staying away from foods that contribute to joint inflammation. Therefore, you have control over the speed of your recovery when it comes to sticking with your suggested treatment plan, and any self-care techniques you can do at home or work to benefit your recovery.
Choose Wellness Care to Avoid a Relapse
Once you have moved into the wellness care phase of your chiropractic treatments, it is essential to stick with it to avoid a relapse in pain and prevent future injuries from occurring. Think of wellness care as a means to maintain your spinal and whole-body health so that you can continue feeling great and moving without limitations or pain. The frequency of your chiropractic adjustments may be reduced, and you may be referred for massage therapy as part of your wellness care.
Take Control of Your Health and Wellness
If you are ready to optimize your whole-body health and wellness while relieving pain, we’re excited to help you get there. Connect with your Johnstown chiropractor to arrange your appointment. We welcome new patients of all ages, including children and seniors. Schedule your visit to Connected Chiropractic today, and start enjoying all of the benefits of the chiropractic lifestyle!
Want to see what our patients are saying about us? We invite you to read our patient testimonials to see what a difference the chiropractic lifestyle can make in your life.