Chiropractic Care in St. Petersburg

Chiropractic care may seem like an alternative treatment for pain or back issues, but the truth is that chiropractic care should be an integral part of everyone’s routine preventative health care. Caring for your spine is essential if you want to attain optimal health. All of the nerves that control the functions of your entire body originate in the spinal column, which means that an issue with your spine can lead to referred symptoms all over your body.

If you live in St. Pete, trust the chiropractic experts at Florida Wellness Medical Center with all of your spinal care needs.

What does a chiropractor do?

Just like a medical doctor, a chiropractor is professionally trained to identify issues with your musculoskeletal system. However, unlike an MD, chiropractors are also trained in manipulating the joints in the spine and other parts of the body to relieve pressure, reduce pain, and promote healing. 

During your first visit to the chiropractor, you’ll receive a full workup, including diagnostic testing. Based on the results of this testing and a review of your complaints and health history, the chiropractor will develop a treatment plan custom-made to address your health needs. This plan will include all of the chiropractor’s recommendations for the number of visits, phases of care, frequency of visits, and more. The chiropractor will explain every part of the treatment plan with you to ensure that you fully understand the recommendations, and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Subsequent visits will involve the chiropractor making spinal adjustments and using other modalities to align your spine, relieve pressure on surrounding nerves, and improve your level of functioning. The chiropractor will occasionally reassess your level of functioning throughout your treatment plan and make adjustments as needed.

Do I need chiropractic care?

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may benefit from receiving therapeutic and routine preventative chiropractic care:

  • Pain with movement
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness or soreness
  • Limited range of motion
  • Impaired daily functioning
  • Muscle spasms
  • Headaches
  • Balance and gait issues

What is the difference between a chiropractor and a chiropractic physician?

There is no difference between a chiropractor and a chiropractic physician. A chiropractor may also be called a DC since they receive a Doctorate of Chiropractic upon finishing at least eight years of college, which includes four years of post-bachelor’s chiropractic training.

How should I prepare for my chiropractic visit?

Check out our tips for preparing for your chiropractic visit:

  • Eat a high-protein snack or small meal
  • Stay hydrated by drinking extra water
  • Do a light activity, such as a brisk walk
  • Take a moment to really think about how you feel, the pain that you are having, the functioning you may have lost, and your level of mobility. Bring up any concerns you have with the DC prior to treatment.
  • Make a list of any medications, vitamins, or supplements that you take for the DC to review
  • Get in a relaxed state of mind by meditating, napping, or whatever helps you calm down

Schedule Your Chiropractic Care Appointment in St. Pete Today

For the best chiropractic care in Pinellas County, trust the team at Florida Wellness Medical Center in St. Pete. Call us at (844) 935-5669 or request an appointment online to begin your chiropractic treatment and start your journey towards optimal health today!

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