Chiropractic for EveryBODY

Exceptional Pain Management in Kittanning, PA

Chiropractic care is an excellent way to keep your body at its peak performance through nutrition, adjustment, and overall wellness. In addition, chiropractic care has been known to help a wide range of conditions, including fibromyalgia, diabetes, and so much more. True Wellness Chiropractic Center in Kittanning, PA, can help you with pain management, physical therapy, and other rehabilitation.

What Does Chiropractic Treatment Involve?

Chiropractic care is based on the idea of removing both structural and postural imbalances in an effort to allow our body to heal itself. For this to happen, the network of nerves and signals from your brain must be allowed to flow freely down your spinal cord without any interruption. Chiropractors have the ability and skill to remove these interruptions or misalignments and allow the body to perform as it was meant to.

Why Might I Need a Chiropractic Adjustment?

If you've ever been in a car accident, played a sport, fallen down, or just bumped into something too hard, it's very possible that you are not functioning at your best due to a misalignment. While there are many potential mechanical or structural causes for misalignment, there are also chemical reasons. The chemical issues in your body can eventually cause underlying conditions and disease to appear. Allowing a chiropractor to get you back on track both chemically and structurally will bring your body back to the proper state it should be in to perform best.

The Four Phases of Degeneration

The first stage of spinal degeneration comes with a minor loss of normal spine balance and spinal curvature. The surrounding features of the spine such as nerves, discs, and joints begin to age quicker and are continually more stressed. This stage is rarely accompanied by any major pain. At this point, there is a good chance that with the proper care, you can return to normal.

In the second stage of spinal degeneration, there is typically a narrowing of the discs and potentially deformation in the bones. As the spinal canal narrows, there are often significant aches and pains associated. 

In the third stage of spinal degeneration, there is significant physical and mental involvement due to the level of issues here. There is most likely nerve damage, as well as deformation of the bones and discs. There would a significant loss of energy and height at this point. Some reversal is possible. 

In the fourth stage of spinal degeneration, most damage, including scar tissue, nerve damage, and deformation, is permanent. At this point, the condition is irreversible. Management of pain and discomfort with the aid of a trained chiropractor is the best option. 

Subluxation

When a vertebra becomes misaligned or moves out of its normal position, this is referred to in the chiropractic profession as a subluxation. Subluxations can be caused by a wide range of issues, from a minor slip or bump to a car accident or any sudden trauma. When a vertebra is subluxated, it begins to put pressure on nerves, blood vessels, and everything around it. The subluxation interrupts the natural pathways that the messages sent from the brain need clear in order to be communicated properly. 

Dr. Barrett Can Help

A visit to your trusted chiropractor at True Wellness Chiropractic Center can help you find a pain management method that actually works. We will help to reverse what damage we can, as well as prevent further damage to the spine from occurring. Call now to make an appointment.