Many people mistakenly think of a chiropractor strictly as a “back doctor,” someone you should visit only when you have severe back pain.

Breaking down the basics of chiropractic therapy

While it’s true that for millions of patients, chiropractic therapy has been proven to be highly successful for combating back pan, back pain relief is only one of many treatments a doctor of chiropractic can offer .

Many people are unsure about the basics of chiropractic therapy? What is it and what does it entail?

Chiropractic care revolves around the musculoskeletal system of the body—which is defined as the body’s bones, muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and connective tissues. One of Chiropractic main focus revolves around manipulating the musculoskeletal system and the spinal column. The spinal nerves carry messages back and forth between your spinal cord and the rest of your body, which in turn controls movement and sensation. Through manipulation of the spinal column a wide range of problems can be addressed such as back pain, sciatica, bulging discs, neck pain and headaches or migraines.

But Dr. Mixon also treats TMJ pain, shoulder and hip pain, ankle pain, colic in babies, and sinus discomfort. He can even offer an adjustment for ears!

A safe, affordable alternative

A chiropractic visit offers an affordable and safe alternative to traditional medical medical treatment. Many patients are able to reduce or eliminate the need for injections, pills and in more severe cases, surgery.

Treatments vary among clients, as no two people are the same and aliments vary dramatically, Spinal adjustments, manual manipulation of the spine and body extremities to correct alignment or joint issues, might be right for one person, where as a more subtle approach using an tool called an activator might be the right choice for another. If you’re new to chiropractic treatment Dr. Mixon would be happy to discuss the options that would be best for you. His gentle manner and comfortable technique can help even first time chiropractic patients feel relaxed and at ease. Each patient is always individually assessed and offered personalized recommendations.

To enhance your experience at our office, we also offer the services of our exercise physiologist, who will perform a 10 minute chair massage, either before or after your session. This will help ensure your muscles are relaxed and that your body will receive maximum benefit from your treatment.

So now that you understand the basics of chiropractic therapy and the benefits it can provide, we invite you to get in touch with us at Texas Spine & Wellness. Whether you or a loved one are experiencing problems with joint pain, headaches, bac aches, shoulder or neck pain call a professional and make appointment to see Garland chiropractor, Dr. James Mixon. The results just might amaze you!

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