You have likely wondered if visiting a chiropractor is for you because, admittedly, there is still some confusion surrounding chiropractic care. You may have even asked yourself questions such as:
- What exactly is chiropractic care?
- During a chiropractic adjustment, what can I expect?
- What types of pain do chiropractors treat?
Your list of inquiries may not even end there. The field of chiropractic is still an often misunderstood one.
To help, here are some situations that may be familiar to you. We’ll let you know how Reza Chiropractic can help.
For the athlete
You’re known on the field or court as a force to be reckoned with. An athlete who deserves every meaning of the word. But, if you’re being honest, how many times have you ignored an injury all in the name of the game, because you wanted to keep going, only to realize that you now hurt worse? It happens.
As natural as performing in your sport is to you, you are still moving your body in a way that can introduce injuries that cause pain, and have you performing below your optimal level. Remember the quote by Bill Parcells: “The best ability is availability.”
How Dr. Reza can help
Our goal is to get you back to your optimal range of motion without restrictions. Through adjustments, Dr. Reza can help alleviate the painful symptoms associated with a sustained injury. You may also be the perfect candidate for Graston therapy. In an active individual’s case, Graston instruments can help correct restricted muscle movement and reduced flexibility caused by soft tissue adhesions. This should correct any pain and soreness you’re experiencing as well. Dr. Reza will form a treatment protocol so you know how many sessions to anticipate.
You could also benefit from kinesiotaping. Kinesio tape works by either activating or inhibiting a certain muscle. It can also reduce inflammation to the area or increase circulation which is another way to rid the body of inflammatory byproducts. Kinesio tape is perfect for athletes because it’s lightweight while still being able to withstand sweat and water.
For the new mom
First, congratulations! Your body just did an extraordinary thing. As amazing as this is, what comes after can be uncomfortable and even downright painful.
A lot comes with this change in your life. You’re likely carrying your child in a body carrier or lugging their infant car seat from place to place, in addition to a full diaper bag, all while attempting to sling a scroller out of the trunk of your car. And you may be doing it with regular back pain. The lifting, lowering, hunching, bending, and all of the other positions that parents take on can certainly take a toll on your body.
How Dr. Reza can help
Visiting a chiropractor and having them perform simple adjustments can help relieve any back pain that you’re experiencing in your new position as mom. Regular visits to Reza Chiropractic will ease joint problems, restore balance you may have lost, and provide renewed energy so interacting with your little one is easier and more enjoyable.
If you have delivered via cesarean section, speak to us about the Graston Technique. Graston is an instrument-assisted soft tissue treatment designed to improve mobility and pain where scarring has occurred.
For the office worker
How many hours do you sit at a desk each day? Do you know if your setup is ergonomically sound? Back pain is one of the most common workplace injuries and frequently caused by improper posture over a period of time. Posturing mistakes include slouching in your office chair and hunched shoulders as you type.
Incorrect sitting postures can affect your spinal ligaments, strain your discs, and contribute to or worsen already existing back pain.
How Dr. Reza can help
During an evaluation, Dr. Reza can perform a postural screening and help you correct any posture wrongs, as well as adjust any spinal misalignments. He will also provide you with corrective exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home.
Of course, the patients we see go beyond these categories.
At Reza Chiropractic, we don’t subscribe to a one-size-fits-all approach because no two people are the same. Even in similar situations, patients’ physiology is going to be different and should be treated as such. Visiting a chiropractor is a very personal thing. During your appointment at Reza Chiropractic, a treatment plan will be formed that is specific to your body’s needs, taking into account your goals and overall lifestyle. We want you to know that we appreciate whatever stage you are in, whatever help you may need, and we want to help you get there.
Step by step, we’ll assist you in achieving whole-body health. Contact Reza Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment in our St. Petersburg office.