Chiropractic care at Vital Wellness Center is all about helping you live your best life. Whether you’re a parent or an adult looking into chiropractic care, we believe that understanding what it’s all about will help you make healthcare decisions that are right for you.
Reasons To See a Chiropractor
In popular culture, these highly-trained specialists are reserved for people with bad backs and bad luck behind the wheel. One of the most common reasons to get chiropractic care is pain. According to research, one in four Americans has received care for back or neck pain. Such numbers aren’t due to advertising campaigns or word-of-mouth advertising alone. Chiropractic adjustment provides pain relief.
It’s not just friends, family members, and neighbors who are recommending chiropractic care for relief. The American College of Physicians now recommends non-invasive methods such as adjustment from a chiropractor for first-line treatment of low back pain. This recommendation is for chronic back pain and back pain from injuries such as car accidents.
The Physicians’ recommendation comes from research that shows non-invasive treatment such as chiropractic care leads to positive outcomes including:
- Reduced or eliminated pain
- Improved function
- Enhanced quality of life
- Fewer recurrent back pain episodes or more time between episodes
When you opt for chiropractic care for back, neck, and other muscle or bone pains, you don’t need to worry about the side effects of prescription pain medications. Addiction to opioids and other prescription pain medications is becoming increasingly common. Even if you don’t develop a dependence on them, prescription pain medications can make you feel groggy while driving or doing other potentially dangerous activities.
Another benefit of visiting a chiropractor is that you can get relief without resorting to risky surgical procedures. When you come to our office, care is given quickly and conveniently. There is no need to leave your work, home, or daily routine.
Pain relief is essential, but it is only one area of our expertise. Most of our patients see us when they’re well. While traumatic injuries seem to get the most press, preventive care is what we spend most of our time doing. We see individuals of all ages, from newborns to the elderly. No matter what your age, we believe you can harness the healing power of your body to work towards wellness.
You deserve to spend more time and attention on your family, work or having some fun instead of constantly worrying over your health. We relish the chance to help weekend warriors and others develop the necessary inner resources to reach their athletic goals. We also love to help everyone expand their awareness and sharpen their focus so they can make the most of each moment with their loved ones.
Conditions Our Chiropractor Treats
Our Vital Wellness Center Chiropractor, Dr. David Foss, sees patients with a wide range of conditions. Some of these are acute or sudden injuries such as muscle strains, sprains, and falls. Other conditions he treats are long-term, chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes.
Since we live in a society that undervalues physical activity and nutrition, many people come to Dr. Foss for help with what may be termed conditions of modern American living, but they don’t need to be your future. With our Vital Wellness Center team, you can learn to make healthier choices and experience radiant health.
Since all good choices begin with your brain, finding a chiropractor is a fantastic place to start. Chiropractic adjustment acts on the nervous system, which is made of the brain and spinal cord. More specifically, chiropractic care involves correcting subluxations or spinal misalignments.
When the spine is misaligned, the nerves can’t carry messages between the brain and the outside world efficiently. This does more than alter your perceptions of the world. It impacts the way you think, behave, and act. Once optimal spinal alignment is restored, nerve messages travel freely, and your entire body, including your brain, can exercise its full potential.
In our office, you’re never too old or too young to benefit from a better brain and spinal cord. Our team enjoys helping preborn children and their expectant mothers as much as we enjoy assisting senior citizens with maximizing the quality of their lives. Care from our expert Chiropractor can also treat neurodevelopmental conditions that individuals of all ages live with, such as Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Benefits of Visiting Our Chiropractor
Dr. Foss wants you to take charge of your own health. This is why he spends a lot of time teaching you about your body and any exciting changes revealed through physical assessment and other tests. At our office, we use the same neurological testing system used by NASA to provide you with objective data so you can judge the quality of your progress.
We also teach you how your nerve function influences your health and how your nerves are performing. You’ll get explanations of each chiropractic adjustment our Chiropractor makes and how it will correct your subluxation. You’ll also hear about how it will enhance your movement and nerve communication.
When you visit us, you’re more than just a particular adjustment procedure or diagnosis. We work hard to learn all about you, the people you care about, and your life. The way you feel isn’t just a reflection of your neurological scans or what we find as we examine your body. We want to know what might be keeping you up at night or how your energy might dip in the afternoon. We want to know you.
Arrange to Visit Our Vital Wellness Center Chiropractor
At Vital Wellness Center, we know that chiropractic or any other health care decision requires careful consideration. We want you to have the answers you need to move forward with your health, so we’re here to answer your questions through email or on the phone. If you prefer to meet with our chiropractor in person, you can find our appointment scheduler online and book a visit.
How Will You Feel After Your First Treatment?
Wondering how you’ll feel after your first few adjustments? Read on:
Some people report feeling great!
Research indicates that some patients receiving chiropractic adjustments may experience a mild side effect of some kind (Cagnie, Vinck, Beernaert & Cambier, 2004; Chaibi, Benth, Tuchin & Russell, 2017). Many patients feel the effects of an adjustment right away, while it may take a bit longer for others. Since everyone is unique, it’s impossible to make exact predictions about how your body will react to the first adjustments from Dr. Foss, so here are some common experiences reported by patients to help you prepare for the possibilities!
Some feel a little bit sore…
Other people report minor discomfort after their first adjustments, particularly in the areas of greatest subluxation. A 2017 study by Chaibi, Benth, Tuchin and Russell indicates that 11.3% of patients receiving chiropractic adjustments during the study experienced a mild, localized tenderness afterward. Muscle soreness is also a common experience and was noted by a study in which 13% of participants reported sore muscles after an adjustment (Meier, Evans, Hartvigsen, Shulz & Bronfort, 2015). The muscles around your spine have been pushing and pulling in the same directions for many years, which has maintained the misalignment of your vertebrae. Now those muscles are being asked to push and pull in the directions that maintain correct alignment, so it’s only natural to expect them to be a bit sore!
Regardless of the type of discomfort, it tends to be mild and usually occurs within 4 hours after an adjustment and resolves within 24 hours (Cagnie, 2004).
(Side note: the “muscle memory” that maintains incorrect vertebral alignment is why multiple adjustments are needed to correct the spine – the muscles need to be retrained!)
Don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Foss about any concerns!
Some people report not feeling much different.
Lastly, some people report not feeling any different after their first adjustments. Even though you may not notice any effects, rest assured that important changes are taking place! Chiropractic adjustments won’t always make you feel better instantly, but they’ll make you heal better instantly!