Whether you’re searching for relief or general health and wellness in Dorchester, South End, Roxbury, Mattapan, or South Boston, MA, Dr. Gail Hepburn at Hepburn Chiropractic provides personalized care plans to help.
Guide to Chiropractic Care
If you live in pain or with a chronic condition, you might have heard that you should visit a chiropractor for relief. The question many people ask is, “Why?” In this guide, Dr. Hepburn and the team at Hepburn Chiropractic in Boston, MA, provide a quick overview of chiropractic care to help answer this question.
What Is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is a field that works with the understanding that the human body can heal itself. However, that ability to heal can be impeded if anything is amiss. Therefore, chiropractors focus on addressing whatever is amiss so that the body can do what it already knows how to do.
What Exactly Does a Chiropractor Do?
The processes and techniques used vary among chiropractors, but treatment begins with an understanding of your condition. To do this, you’ll be asked to share information about your health history, the symptoms you are experiencing, and any other relevant information.
Dr. Hepburn will assess your musculoskeletal system by feeling for any subluxations or restrictions and testing your range of motion. Other tests, such as X-rays, might be performed or recommended.
After gathering the necessary information, the chiropractor will determine which techniques to provide. This will typically include a combination of adjustments, soft tissue techniques, and therapeutic exercises you can do each day. Adjustments and soft tissue techniques may be provided through hands-on methods or with the assistance of instruments and specialized tables.
Keep in mind that chiropractic care isn’t a one-size-fits-all method of healing. Instead, it is highly customized to the individual. This doesn’t just apply at the beginning, though. Your progress will be monitored throughout treatment and may be adjusted if the desired results aren’t being achieved.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care provides many benefits, including but not limited to:
- Relief from chronic pain and symptoms, such as neck pain, back pain, headaches, shoulder pain, and hip pain
- Reduced inflammation and tension
- Reduced likelihood of injuries
- Faster recovery from injuries
- Improved flexibility, circulation, mobility, and balance
- Improved posture – especially when following the recommended therapeutic exercises and lifestyle guidance
Learn firsthand how chiropractic care can play a role in your life by visiting Dr. Gail Hepburn at Hepburn Chiropractic serving Dorchester, South End, Roxbury, Mattapan, South Boston, Jamaica Pain and Back Bay, Boston, MA. Call 617-287-2541 to schedule your appointment today.