Many people have a misconception that chiropractors only crack joints but nothing can be farther from the truth. As chiropractors, yes, we do pop a lot of joints. However, there are dozens of other services we can (and do) provide as well! You need to remember that a chiropractor is a licensed doctor just like anyone else who graduated from medical school.This means that we are certified to do a bunch of things that extend beyond what you may think of when you hear the word chiropractor.
For example, your chiropractor can give you guidance about your dietary habits. If you come to us stating that you want to lose weight, we can give you some ideas of how to eat healthier to accomplish your goal weight and measurements. Although we may not have the word “dietician” on our degrees, we are still fully capable of letting you know what you should keep doing and what you should change when it comes to food.
Another thing that we are can do is create a personalized workout plan for you. One main cause of pain in your joints, especially the hips, knees, and ankles, is extra weight. While there may be other factors such as arthritis, old injuries, or nerve disorders, reducing your weight may also help to reduce the pressure that is placed upon your joints. It is true that muscle weighs more than fat, but the thing that really matters is your personal fat percentage and the measurements of your body. If you feel like you are at an unhealthy weight or have been told by your doctors that you need to lose weight, we can help you work out a system that will help you get down to a weight that you are comfortable with and that is appropriate for your height and age.
While it is true that your general practitioner can help you with your diet and exercise as well, we can also help you deal with any aches and pains that you may be having. We do this without medication or surgery, so we are the ideal people if you are uncomfortable around things like opioid painkillers. We are like the one stop shopping center of doctors if you need help with multiple things. Come into DiBella Chiropractic today and see how much of a difference we can make in your life!