The Key to an Active and Healthy Lifestyle
Your body was meant to move and be active. You were born to be an athlete. Modern-day lifestyles and workplace environments limit the body’s movement, which leads to increased wear and tear on the body. Call now to book your first visit with Dr. Erickson at our Loveland chiropractic office in Loveland Colorado.
Are You Ignoring Warning Signs?
Your body’s priorities are to function at its best, and to let you know when you are heading for trouble. What may first appear as muscle or joint stiffness can progress to soreness and achiness, and then to debilitating pain as the body and joints slowly break down.
Pain not only affects your activity level and inhibits communication throughout the nervous system, but also interrupts sleep and your ability to deal with the demands of everyday life. We simply are not as much fun to be with, or as happy and productive as we can be, when we are in pain.
Chiropractic care can provide remarkable results to treat and prevent pain.
What is Chiropractic Care?
The absence of pain is not an indication of health. Pain has a cause and many times that cause begins with the spine. Over-the-counter pain medications and / or prescriptions may only serve to mask the pain.
Your daily activities can cause joint pain and dysfunctions in the spine and extremities. These joint dysfunctions can cause decreased joint motion, inflammation and decreased function in your body. Inflammation is the body’s first-line of natural defense against injury and infection. Just as an infected cut can turn red and painful, damaged tissue and muscles can also become heated and inflamed when under stress – aggravating nerves and causing pain. Decreased joint motion can also affect your ability to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle.
When the cause of inflammation continues the inflammation becomes chronic. Chronic inflammation is damaging and contributes to the pain.
Instead of covering up the symptoms of pain, Chiropractic focuses on the cause of pain and inflammation, by addressing the misalignments in the body that lead to the development of pain and loss of function. Using hands-on techniques to realign the body’s spine and musculoskeletal system, Chiropractic treatments alleviate stress on tissue, bone and muscle so they heal properly; easing inflammatory pain and allow ease of movement.
Whether pain is caused by injury, aging, repetitive stress or another traumatic event, Chiropractic treatment can be beneficial toward treatment and recovery.
How Does Chiropractic Work?
Your spine is made up of 24 independent vertebrae, allowing your body to move, twist and bend through the routine activities of your day. It also helps protect the delicate central nervous system that controls and coordinates every muscle, tissue and organ of the body. Joint restrictions, also known as “subluxations,” can get in the way of proper nerve communication from the brain to the body — often resulting in pain and discomfort.
Chiropractors locate and correct these joint restrictions and apply a gentle, targeted movement to the body’s spinal column and extremities, where and when indicated. This is commonly known as a chiropractic adjustment.
Full Body Chiropractic Adjustments
Full body chiropractic adjustments are a type of holistic medical therapy used to restore balance and alignment in the body. This form of treatment has been deemed safe and effective, as it helps to manipulate joints and soft tissues that are stuck or not moving correctly to reduce pain and improve flexibility.
Adjustments can involve using hands, elbows, or specialized instruments to target specific spine areas.
They usually focus on agitating certain muscles and pushing them back into their correct positions, emphasizing correcting skeletal misalignments before they lead to further complications. The goal is ultimately to align the spine so that your body functions optimally.
Benefits of an Adjustment
Chiropractic adjustments can offer a multitude of benefits to increase your overall health ultimately. Dr. Erickson will help to:
- Improve posture
- Alleviate pain and discomfort
- Reduce stress and muscle tension
- Increase mobility and flexibility
- Boost the immune system
- And ultimately lead to an overall improved quality of life.
Additionally, certain chiropractic therapies, such as soft tissue mobilization, can help break down scar tissue that has built up over time to promote healing. These gentle and non-invasive treatments provide a natural alternative to more traditional forms of medicine.
Are You a Suitable Candidate for Whole Body Spinal Alignment?
Not all patients are suitable for a full body adjustment. With thoughtful care, Dr. Erickson can identify how your spine and different injuries affect your body and determine if you’re indeed a suitable candidate for full body adjustments.
A chiropractic adjustment may be right for you if you have any of the symptoms below:
- Stiff body
- Back or neck pain
- Chronic back pain
- Joint or muscle pain
- Limited range of motion
- Suffer from car accident injuries
What Sort of Education and Training is Required for Chiropractors?
Educational requirements for chiropractors are among the most stringent of any health care profession. Chiropractors typically have 4 years of college, followed by a required 4 years at a professional chiropractic school. Because of the hands-on nature of chiropractic, a significant amount of time is spent in clinical training.
Many people are surprised to learn that the educational requirements to become a Doctor of Chiropractic are very similar to those required to become a medical doctor.
Chiropractic can help with:
Common Conditions We See at Our Clinic:
WE WORK WITH MANY CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT SEE YOUR CONDITION HERE, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE.
Who Can Benefit from Routine Chiropractic Care?
Thirty-four million Americans seek chiropractic care each year. Everyone from growing children to active seniors benefits from Chiropractric’s safe, natural and drug-free approach to pain relief and prevention.
Sitting is “the new smoking”…
According to the Heart Foundation, people who sit “the most” compared to those who “sit the least” are at an increased risk of death and disease: 112% for diabetes, 147% for cardiovascular events and 90% increased risk of deal from cardiovascular events.
While we can’t help you to get more exercise, in most cases, we CAN help to make walking, sitting and exercise more comfortable and less stressful for your body.
Why Choose The Laser & Chiropractic Center of the Rockies?
We make quality family chiropractic care convenient and affordable for patients seeking pain relief and on-going wellness. Our first goal is to relieve the pain, followed by preventative care for long-term overall health.
Our doctor delivers the highest standard of care. Dr. Erickson is a licensed health professional trained to locate and correct joint restrictions (subluxations) of the spine and extremities, thereby helping your patients to lead a more healthy, active lifestyle.
At your initial visit, you will receive a consultation, exam and adjustment. The doctor will deliver a personalized treatment plan to help relieve your pain and support your overall well being.
At our family chiropractic office, we focus on patient care vs. insurance processing and pass the savings on to you. Our affordable plans and packages make visits less expensive than the typical insurance co-pay.
Chiropractic care works! Contact our chiropractic clinic today to get started on your path to health and a more active lifestyle!
For a limited time only, we offer $49 consultations for new patients. What is there to lose! Visit our Loveland chiropractor, discuss your health goals, begin mapping your wellness plans and start your chiropractic treatment.