If you’re a Yonkers resident who has been injured in an accident, you already know how disruptive a serious injury can be to your life. You’re likely in great pain and are unable to participate in activities that you previously enjoyed. You may even be unable to return to work. For many, a way to get some relief and to increase recovery time is to seek the care of a chiropractor. At Banville Law, our Yonkers legal team has seen clients who have benefitted greatly from chiropractic care.
What Is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is a form of treatment that focuses on the connections in the body. The thought is that by properly aligning the musculoskeletal connections, the body will be able to function and heal better. Chiropractors use gentle pressure and movement to make adjustments in order to realign various parts of the body.
The term chiropractic was coined by Daniel David Palmer, who started the first school for chiropractors, the Palmer School of Chiropractic in 1887. Palmer had long been interested in the muskuloskeletal system and saw the relief that adjustments brought patients. Within twenty years of opening the school, various states in the United States began to recognize chiropractic care as a form of medicine and began to issue licensing tests to practitioners.
Why Should I Consider Chiropractic Care?
There are many benefits to being treated by a chiropractor. Chiropractic care can:
- improve mobility
- reduce pain
- prepare the body for surgery
- help the body heal faster
- increase energy
- build strength
These treatments are used in conjunction with other medical treatments and a chiropractor will often consult with a patient’s other physicians.
How Often Will I Need To See A Chiropractor?
The number of visits that a patient should make to a chiropractor depends greatly upon their medical history and the injuries that are being treated. During an initial consultation with a chiropractor, a treatment plan and timeline should be discussed.
What Questions Should I Ask When Choosing A Chiropractor?
You should always be comfortable with the person who is treating you. Questions that you may want to ask include:
- How long have you been practicing chiropractic care?
- Have you treated injuries similar to mine?
- Do you have any references I could speak with?
- How long do you anticipate I will need treatment?
- What techniques do you use?
If possible, obtain a referral to a chiropractor from a trusted resource.
What Injuries Can A Chiropractor Treat?
Some of the most common injuries treated by a chiropractor include:
- Spinal Cord Compression
- Back Pain
- Muscle Strain
- ACL Tear
- Meniscus Tear
- Ankle Pain
- Neck Pain
The majority of patients report almost instant relief after having an adjustment.
Chiropractors In And Near Yonkers, New York
Harvey Family Chiropractic Office
984 N Broadway L-09,
Yonkers, NY 10701
260 S Broadway,
Yonkers, NY 10705
Sayegh Family Chiropractic
970 N Broadway #309,
Yonkers, NY 10701
Hudson Valley Chiropractic
475 Tuckahoe Rd #201,
Yonkers, NY 10710
The Yonkers personal injury attorneys at Banville Law hope that this article has helped to answer some of the questions you might have before going to see a chiropractor.