Chiropractic care: beyond the appointment

Many tend to think chiropractic is a place for quick pain relief, but the truth goes much further. Many practitioners have multiple areas of study, and can give care that extends far beyond the borders of the clinic. In this article I’ll be going over just that, Chiropractic care: beyond the appointment.

Lack of medication:

Since chiropractors don’t prescribe medicine, we have to use other means to achieve the same results; especially since we’re trying to treat the root cause of the issue and not only its effects. There are many things people can do to increase their health and recovery rates that don’t need a prescription, and we go to great lengths to learn about them. One example is health supplements. These can be bought at a local shop and can offer a wide range of benefits for many conditions while being safe to use. These goods come in the form of tea, capsules, plant extracts, hot/cold compresses, etc… which are easy to find and often overlooked by other health practitioners.


Many conditions have consequences on other parts of the body, or can be exacerbated by dietary choices. Chiropractors can’t give nutritional advice the way a nutritionist can, because we focus more specifically on how food affects certain conditions. Obviously a chiropractor can give good advice on losing weight, but our focus is for example is teaching someone with joint pain how to avoid foods that may make the pain worse. Another thing chiropractors can help with is telling someone if their current weight is unhealthy for their musculoskeletal system, regardless of aesthetics. Diet plays an important role in sleep, energy, exercise, and many other factors that could play a role in the development of your condition.

Posture / Habits:

Sitting awkwardly on a small chair on a night out with friends might be uncomfortable, but is highly unlikely to leave long-lasting effects, however a lifetime of bad habits is another story. Many ailments that crop up in someone’s middle or later years are results of their lifestyle, conscious or not we each move in particular ways and some of these may have consequences. Since the primary area of expertise for a chiropractor is the muscoskeletal system,  we can easily spot bad posture, or the results of bad habits on our patients. It’s not a fun lesson having to change the way you sit, for example, but this can have very good results down the line.


Exercise is a two sided coin since it can be both extremely beneficial, or extremely prejudicial. It may not be immediately noticeable, but many sports put a lot of strain on specific parts of the body, and being able to make the line between cause and effect may not be very simple. A chiropractor can easily tell you if you need to take a break from a sport, or if continuing could aggravate an injury. Another thing a chiropractor can do is recommend different ways someone could get some exercise done depending on what ailments they have. Many athletes are used to minor injuries, and this makes them susceptible to attempt to force through an injury, and greatly aggravating it, instead of getting proper treatment.

Chiropractors focus on treatments though the musculoskeletal system, but are versed in treating all manner of ailments. Since throughout the session there is lots of conversation, we can often glean insights into the patients life and give advice another type of practitioner may not have considered. Personal care means personalized treatments, dealing directly with the body it’s very clear how different we all are, which is why we strive to offer case-by-case advice for changes in lifestyle, rather than a simple prescription.