Many people think that chiropractors only treat patients who have been in a car accident or who have had some kind of sports injury.In reality there are many reasons a trip to your local chiropractor could benefit your health.

1. Chiropractors can treat a wide range of health problems, not just back problems.

Local chiropractors are becoming the go-to medics to treat a wide range of conditions and have a high rate of success resolving pain and discomfort. Arthritis, sleep difficulties, scoliosis, vertigo, jaw pain and headaches are among the medical complaints that react well to upper cervical chiropractic treatment.

2. Chiropractic treatment is effective at relieving pain.

Most patients experience a significant reduction, if not a complete elimination in pain after seeing a local chiropractor. Even in cases of osteoarthritis, which is incurable and a great source of pain, therapeutic manual therapy can help relieve the pain over time.  Headaches caused by spinal distortion can also be treated with a onetime neck adjustment. In the image below Dr Brady performs a neck mobility evaluation on a patient at the VIOR Health Optimization Centre in Miami.

3. Chiropractic treatment improves mobility.

Chiropractors specialize in helping those in pain and those with decreased mobility.  Often it’s simply the case that a joint just needs to be popped into place. This sounds simple enough, but the technical term is a chiropractic adjustment.  When the joints are in proper alignment with the spine, they work better.  So, patients typically experience an improvement in mobility and movement.

4. Chiropractic treatment avoids heavy reliance on pharmaceutical pain relief.

A primary care physician will often only prescribe pain relief but this doesn’t solve the problem, it only masks the symptoms. These are not a solution.  They temporarily hide the problem, not treat it. Chiropractic care is based on the belief that natural care is best and relies on manual therapy.  With the use of the hands, a trained professional not only relieves pain, but can stop the problem at the source. In the image below Dr Brady demonstrates how a NUCCA chiropractic procedure can relieve pain with only the use of his hands with a pressure as gentle as having your pulse taken, applied at the base of the skull.

5. Chiropractic care is a form of natural medicine.

We do will not discourage patients from seeking temporary relief from over-the-counter pain products. It should only be used until your local chiropractor can see you for an appointment. Also, chiropractors don’t prescribe medication because they believe that treatment involves the hands, not unnatural pharmaceuticals. That does not mean that medicine is not necessary. In cases that it is, we have a medical doctors on staff for other treatment modalities.

6. Chiropractic treatment is ideal for people of all ages.

Since chiropractic care is 100% natural, there are few risks which means it’s ideal for all ages, including children, the elderly and pregnant women. The NUCCA procedure in particular is extremly gentle with no cracking, popping or twisting. We have seen patients from as young as a few weeks to the high nineties!

7. Doctors of Chiropractic are highly educated, trained and regulated professionals.

Don’t try performing chiropractic adjustments at home, even though they are natural, you can do a lot of damage. One wrong manipulation can cause a lot of damage. Always visit your local chiropractor who is medically trained and has been properly certified. Always opt for a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) as you get the best and safest level of care.

 The Miami Posture approach: NUCCA Chiropractic

Only 300 doctors in the world are trained in this unique type of spinal care. Dr. Brady is the first and only NUCCA Chiropractor in Miami

What is NUCCA?

NUCCA is a unique form of Chiropractic that focuses only on the upper neck, yet has benefits for the entire body. It is a proven, scientific, gentle and highly effective procedure that restores spinal balance by using the atlas as a lever. There is no cracking involved. The ultimate goal is to re-align the head and neck to restore postural balance while reducing the stress on the nervous system so that the body can heal optimally.

Even though the focus is on the upper neck, the effects of restoring optimal relationship between the head and neck influences the whole spine and all body systems. Problems that existed due to your body compensating for a misalignment of the spine are eliminated with an adjustment.

Discover more about NUCCA here.

Dr. Ryan Brady

Dr. Ryan Brady is the first and only NUCCA doctor in the greater Miami region.