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Chiropractic medicine has become so widely recognized, accepted and popular in this day and age that you may be wondering how (or whether) this form of care might be good for you too. In many cases, the answer is yes. Here at Gremmels Chiropractic Center Inc., your chiropractor in Birmingham AL (Dr. Gremmels or Dr. Carroll) can administer many different chiropractic techniques to treat different kinds of injuries, health conditions and chronic pain issues -- and even to help healthy individuals stay well. Let's take a look at what the chiropractic techniques offered at our clinic can do for you and your loved ones.
When your spinal column is out of alignment for any reason, your entire body can be negatively affected. Dislocated vertebrae, discs or vertebral joints can cause pain in various ways, from throwing your body weight off kilter and straining your muscles to putting pressure on nerve tissue near the spine. In addition to pain, tingling, numbness and other discomforts, impinged nerves can also fail to relay signals correctly, including signals that govern everyday functions. This can play a role in all kinds of physical issues, from digestive health to immune system strength.
Chiropractic care can relieve strains, pressures, pain and stiffness by correcting the alignment problem at the core of it all. By restoring mobility to the affected component, we can also relieve nerve impingement so the nervous system can do its job properly. That's why chiropractic care is prescribed for such diverse situations as:
Neck and back pain
Headaches and migraines
Chronic pain conditions
Sports, work and auto accident injuries
Preventative wellness care
No one treatment method is ideal for every condition. That's why your chiropractor in Birmingham AL employs several types of chiropractic care, including:
Diversified - The traditional manual adjustment technique for correcting a vertebral misalignment
Thompson drop table - A special segmented table that optimizes the position of different parts of the body for adjustment
Cox flexion-distraction - Another table-based technique, this time using flexion-distraction force to treat disc problems
Myofascial release - A manual technique similar to massage that releases tight knots of tissue called trigger points that refer plain throughout the body
Positional release - A technique that utilizes specific body motions to relieve the tender points created by protective muscle spasms.
Graston technique - An instrument-based technique that helpsus pinpoint and release collections of scar tissue (adhesions) that limit muscle movement and healing.
Now that you've seen some of the remarkable health, wellness and pain relief benefits chiropractic care can offer, why not experience those benefits in your own life? Call Gremmels Chiropractic Center Inc. today at (205) 854-3008 to schedule an initial appointment with either Birmingham chiropractor on our team!