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Looking for a skilled and compassionate Chiropractor on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe? Look no further than North Shore Chiropractic and Dr. Gregory Smith DC.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic is a complementary, holistic health care discipline focused on irregularities of the spine and musculoskeletal system (bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves) and how they impact a person’s overall health.
Say the word “chiropractor,” and many people instantly think of someone who treats bad backs and whiplash. However, this is only a small part of the picture. A doctor of chiropractic (DC) is a skilled practitioner who not only treats acute injuries; they can actually help you improve many aspects of your health. The goal of chiropractic is to go beyond just “treating the symptoms” to promote your body’s natural ability to heal.
Chiropractic care can help you:
Minimize or eliminate pain. Chiropractors consider all the factors that influence your health – including exercise, sleep, diet, and environment – to get to the root cause of your ailment. Once they identify this, your chiropractor can make manual adjustments to your musculoskeletal system that reduce the pressure on tender nerves and relieve your discomfort. Your DC may also work with you on lifestyle and habit changes that can help prevent your ailment from recurring—so you can stay pain-free.
Stay well. Since our body structure impacts how we function overall, chiropractic care can provide general health benefits as well. For example, the relief you experience as a result of chiropractic treatment may improve your ability to sleep soundly at night – instead of tossing and turning uncomfortably due to your pain. A good night’s sleep, in turn, can help you perform better in all areas of your life.
Avoid or limit your use of medication. The goal of chiropractic care is to treat the original cause of ailments. Resolving your issue at the source can help eliminate the symptoms that necessitate the use of medication. And lowering your intake of drugs, whether prescription or over-the-counter, can make you less susceptible to adverse side effects.
Be more active. By reducing pain and strengthening muscles, the adjustments and exercises used by chiropractors can help you recover lost range of movement, whether it’s from an injury, accident, or aging. As a result, you’re able to enjoy a more active lifestyle without invasive and costly treatments such as surgery or steroid injections.
Feel more relaxed. Being able to do the things you love without pain can give you a newfound sense of joy and confidence. Many patients experience feelings of relief and relaxation after their sessions, and leave knowing they are doing something positive for their bodies and their state of mind.
Chiropractors work collaboratively with other health care providers - like medical doctors, specialists, and mental health professionals - to support your overall health. If your ailment is outside of Dr. Smith's area of expertise, he may refer you to the appropriate type of provider to ensure that all aspects of your wellness are being addressed.