Working with a Chiropractor to Relieve Pain and Improve Performance
Whether you’re dealing with unbearable sciatica pain or looking to help accelerate the recovery from a shoulder injury, there are many reasons to work with a chiropractor. The human adult body has over 200 bones and nearly 200 joints, and like any complicated system with so many moving parts, things can go wrong.
At Upstate Spine & Sport, our goal as chiropractic care specialists is to provide you with individualized care plans to get you back to the lifestyle you love. Regardless of whatever pain you’re dealing with, contact us today to learn how we can help and continue reading to learn how to get the most out of your chiropractic visit.
Communicate with Your Chiropractic Physician
It’s vital to have a clear line of dialogue with your chiropractic physician. During your chiropractic visit, you should tell your care provider the exact nature and location of your pain.
Even if the pain or discomfort is relatively minor, don’t hesitate to tell your chiropractic physician about anything you’re feeling. The more you confide in your care provider, the more information our team has to create a care plan to get you feeling 100% again. All information is good information.
You should also tell your chiropractic physician about any new exercise programs you’re trying. Trying new workouts can sometimes lead to injuries and joint pain.
Come Ready to Move and Be Active
If you’re scheduling your first chiropractic visit with us, we look forward to caring for you. We have many first-time chiropractic patients, so we’re ready to answer any questions or concerns you may have about our care. The best advice we can give is to come prepared to move.
Our care includes diagnosing your issue and providing therapy for the problem. Both of these aspects require free-range movement of your joints and spine. We encourage all of our patients to wear gym or athletic wear to treatment sessions. This can help your chiropractic physician provide better levels of care.
Do Your Home Exercise Program
Think of this as your homework. Yes, no one loves homework! But we promise we won’t give you too much. We provide “sniper exercises” which are specific movements based on your biomechanics that have a high correlation with A) decreased pain, and, B) improved range of motion. Please do your work! The clinician and the patient are a team, which is how we get fast results.
Hands-on care like chiropractic manipulation, active release technique, cupping, dry needling, and other modalities will be used to speed up your recovery. These techniques provide a window to sustain and maximize results through your home exercise program.
An Integrated Approach to Pain Relief and Better Performance
At Upstate Spine & Sport, we provide our patients with an integrated approach to solving pain issues and achieving better performance through multiple types of treatments. While we specialize in chiropractic care, we frequently provide our patients with acupuncture, massage therapy, pelvic floor physical therapy, facial stretching, and other types of treatment.
For those who have never tried it, acupuncture is a 2,000-year-old practice that involves inserting delicate needles into the skin to promote blood flow—in turn, reducing pain and promoting recovery by releasing endorphins and eliminating inflammation. We highly recommend it to those who are suffering from any performance-related injury.
We also have several experienced licensed massage therapists at Upstate Spine & Sport who specialize in relieving pain throughout the body. Massage therapy is a vital part of our integrated approach to care, as it is highly effective at reducing pain and inflammation. Despite what many people think, massage therapy is not just a relaxing pastime.
Chiropractor Serving Greenville, SC | Upstate Spine & Sport
Upstate Spine & Sport has been the go-to chiropractor in Greenville, SC, for years, and we’re ready to help you put your pain and discomfort in the rearview mirror. Our dedicated team of experienced health care providers will organize the perfect treatment plan for you.