Understanding Chiropractic Care

Although you be aware of chiropractors, you may not know what they do. You may be curious about why seeing your Portland (Woodstock, Sellwood) chiropractor is a good idea. How can chiropractic help you?

A Car Analogy

Perhaps the simplest way to illustrate chiropractic care is with the help of a car analogy. Having an automobile requires regular maintenance to make certain that it continues to run efficiently. In addition to occasional check-ups, sometimes you may need to take it in for repair service, for instance when a part starts to malfunction or after an accident.

Well, the same is true for your body. The best way to stay healthy is be proactive about your health, but sometimes you have an accident (like a slip and fall or an accident) and you need to check in with a health practitioner to repair the injury.

One major difference between your car and your body though is that your car can be replaced. With your body, there's no going out to get a brand new one or trade it in when the damage is too costly. So, keeping your body in excellent condition ought to be a goal if you are going to expect it to look great and work efficiently well into your golden years.

How Your Portland (Woodstock, Sellwood) Chiropractor Can Keep Your "Car" in Good Shape

Since a doctor of chiropractic is concerned with spinal health, receiving consistent care will help you to accomplish and keep great health. It will lessen your odds of developing back and neck pain that can lessen your quality of life. Chiropractic care also keeps your body running as efficiently as possible.

The spinal column protects your spinal cord which forms a connection between your brain and all of your organs, muscles, and tissues through the spinal nerves that extend into all areas of the body. So, if your spine is out-of-place in any way, other parts of the body are affected.  Since spinal dysfunction upsets the central nervous system, other systems — like your digestive, respiratory, or reproductive systems — may be affected as well.

So make seeing your Portland (Woodstock, Sellwood) chiropractic doctor a top priority. Call (503) 771-1974 to make an appointment with Dr. Helton today. You'll be taken care of – whether you’re just in need of maintenance or need a repair!