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Specialized Chiropractic Treatments

There are various specialized chiropractic treatments that can benefit the needs of individuals with broadly different lifestyles. In fact, most chiropractic care involves treating patients around their personal traits and characteristics, so that their specific health needs can be more easily targeted and identified. This means that no treatment plan is the same, and experienced chiropractors are conducting vastly different methods of care each day for their patients.

Chiropractors are licensed healthcare professionals who specialize in the treatment and diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders. Chiropractic care is a type of complementary medicine that deals with the relationship between your body’s structure and the way it works. Chiropractors pay special attention to the connection between your spine and nervous system, and will manually adjust the spine and use other hands-on therapies to ease pain and support overall health.

Back pain, neck pain, and headaches are typical ailments that will cause someone to seek out chiropractic care. However, chiropractors are more than just back and neck doctors. They are also educated in fields of nutritional science, nutrition counseling, and rehabilitative exercise. A chiropractor’s training and educational background allows them to treat more than just spinal disorders. According to the American Chiropractic Association, chiropractic services are used to resolve or manage a variety of health conditions for more than 35 million Americans annually. Continue reading to learn more about the diverse range of specialized treatments that chiropractors can offer.

Diet and Weight Loss Consulting

Depending on your current weight, age, sex, genetics, and metabolism, it can be difficult to understand and determine the most effective route that you should take when it comes to losing weight. A chiropractor can personally work with you to determine specialized nutrition plans and exercise regimens based on your specific needs and personal factors, such as your age and metabolism. A spinal adjustment can help aid the many bodily systems within you, and help to restore and improve their functions. This improved communication can ultimately reduce inflammation and support your metabolism making it easier to burn fat. In turn, that will create better performance during exercise and enable your body to burn more calories. 

Lifestyle Education

Chiropractors can also serve as lifestyle coaches and ergonomic experts. Many of the aspects within our daily lives such as our diets, posture, and exercise habits have the potential to negatively impact our well-being. For example, weight gain and poor posture at work are some of the leading causes of back and neck pain. Years of seemingly small unhealthy lifestyle choices can, over time, turn into very large health problems. A chiropractor can talk to you about your lifestyle choices, help you sort through and identify unhealthy health habits, and give you practical strategies to deal with and manage them.

Immune System Support

Chiropractic care seeks to improve the function of the nervous system and the bodily functions. The nervous system and the immune system are both hardwired to work together in order to create optimal responses within the body. Any sort of dysfunction within the body can throw off the balance of your immune system. Your immune system is essentially pushed into overdrive all the time when something in your body is sending “threat” signals. It is sometimes the case that a subluxation in your spine is the cause of a serious dysfunction within your central nervous system. A subluxation is what’s known as a slight misalignment within the vertebrae, and it is what a chiropractor seeks to treat when providing care. 

Stress & Sleep Management 

Chiropractors focus on your spine, correcting any misalignments that are present and boosting the spine’s overall health. What does this mean for sleep? It means that pain and tension that build in the spine may be released, and the more comfortable the body, the easier it is to relax and fall asleep. Cortisol is a hormone that is associated with stress in the body. When you are under stress, more cortisol is released by the adrenal glands. However, chiropractic care can lower cortisol and reduce stress.  By seeing your chiropractor on a weekly basis or even twice a month, your cortisol levels will stay in check. Each chiropractic adjustment to your spine will decrease the cortisol your body is producing.


Chiropractic care is a hands-on, drug-free therapy used to treat a variety of different health conditions. Most of the work a chiropractor will do involves treatment of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system, but they are also trained to diagnose and treat other issues related to your nervous system and musculoskeletal system. Every patient will be evaluated to determine a specialized and unique treatment plan that meets their health and lifestyle needs. 

If you think that you can benefit from the approaches of chiropractic in any way, then we highly encourage you to reach out to us. Our Duluth Chiropractor Dr. Robert Torgrimson has over 30 years of experience treating various health issues through chiropractic care. You can contact Associated Chiropractic Physicians at (218) 728-3686, we look forward to helping you!