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The Many Benefits of Consulting with a Chiropractor

Published Date: 
January 12, 2017
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You are going to experience pain at some point in your life, whether it is because of genetics or just old age. It becomes a problem, though, when the pain is chronic and affecting your work and personal life. Instead of letting this pain consume you, do something about it by getting help from a chiropractor. A visit can offer many benefits.

Better Posture

A lot of pain experienced by many Americans today is caused by poor posture. You may sit on a chair incorrectly or may hunch over when you walk. Whatever the case is, you need to correct bad posture promptly so it does not make your life painful. Hunched shoulders, a rounded upper back, and forward head carriage are clear signs that your posture needs correction. If any one of these symptoms is present, talk to a licensed chiropractor in Hillsboro, OR.

Chiropractors conduct a thorough spinal examination, determining which areas of your back need to be adjusted or worked on. Some tests that might be used on you include flexibility and joint tests, limb girth and length measurements, sitting posture observations, and muscle length and strength tests. A specific treatment is then provided to correct your posture and give you an all-around better life. Just make sure to follow their advice even after you’ve left the medical office.

Fewer Headaches

Headaches are one of the most common problems, just behind back pain, that chiropractors treat. There are generally two types of headaches: tension headaches and migraine headaches. The former type is what your chiropractor can help you deal with. They generally occur because of neck and back spasms caused by constant or irregular motion.

Using a process known as trigger point therapy, your chiropractor can relieve tension that causes headaches to develop. Four muscles are targeted during this therapy: the Splenius, Trapezius, SCM, and Suboccipitals. The chiropractor usually offers tips on how to avoid headache triggers. The list of possible headache triggers include stress, nitrite compounds, foods with monosodium glutamate, or exposure to toxins and poisons.

Even if pain in the back or neck is something you experience every day, you can manage it if you get help from the right chiropractor. They have techniques and advice that get you back on the road to a healthy life.

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Dr. Darren Faherty D.C.

In 2004, Dr. Darren Faherty graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from UWEC - University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Dr. Darren continued education at the highly esteemed University of Western States (formerly Western States Chiropractic College) where he obtained his chiropractic degree in 2007. He has been helping people recover from injuries and return to their normal lifestyles ever since.

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