At Mesa Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, we (Dr. Robert Sazama and Dr. Eric Liebl) are committed to providing our patients with lasting results and improved spinal function. We are located in Mesa, Arizona and serve residents of the greater Mesa area. Corrective chiropractic care is a process that facilitates improvements in patients’ health and is a cornerstone of our practice.
Chiropractic Care Q & A
Who can benefit from chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care is a safe and natural treatment approach that can benefit patients of all ages. At Mesa Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, we treat a variety of patients, from babies through seniors. We believe it’s never too early or too late to improve your health. One of the common misconceptions of chiropractic care is that it’s only beneficial for neck pain, back pain, and headaches. The truth is, many patients seek chiropractic care not only for pain relief but also because they consider chiropractic services as an essential component of maintaining optimal health, just like exercising, eating healthy and taking the time to relax and recharge. Patients who are proactive in their health often seek corrective chiropractic care and wellness care even when they already feel great.
How does corrective chiropractic care differ from traditional chiropractic care?
Corrective chiropractic care is a process that focuses on correcting the structure of the spine, rather than merely alleviating pain. This is accomplished through advanced training in specialized techniques utilizing unique, state-of-the-art equipment and corrective therapeutic exercises in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments. At Mesa Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, the doctor designs a spinal re-alignment program, similar to how an orthodontist straightens teeth. Like straightening teeth, corrective chiropractic care takes time. Corrective changes are made incrementally, but the impact of those changes will add up over time. It is important to note that not all patients require corrective chiropractic care and many can achieve favorable results through traditional chiropractic care. Which type of care is necessary is determined on an individual basis through a thorough examination of posture, spinal alignment, range of motion, and X-ray technology.
When should patients seek corrective chiropractic care services?
Conditions that require corrective chiropractic care are often the result of long-standing habits or environmental stressors. These include poor posture, stress, work environments that do not promote optimal body positioning or require a patient to be sitting throughout the day, and various sources of strain. Old injuries that were never fully corrected can also lead to structural changes in the spine. As a result, discomfort often builds over a long period of time, and many patients become accustomed to living with chronic pain. Like heart disease and cancer, oftentimes spinal problems develop pain-free for years. If individuals seek chiropractic care before they are in discomfort, great strides can be taken toward addressing the issue and improving the health of the individual before it progresses to the point of causing pain. To that end, even patients who are symptom-free are encouraged to be proactive and get a thorough chiropractic evaluation to discover if they have any problems developing that are affecting their health.