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How Custom Orthotics Compliment Chiropractic Care 

 June 15, 2022

By  Dr. Brian Long

custom orthoticsIf you want to take care of your health and wellness, you have probably thought about seeing a chiropractor. A chiropractor uses manual therapy known as chiropractic adjustments to make sure your joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons are in proper alignment. At the same time, your body goes through a lot of wear and tear, even during a typical day. Therefore, if you want your chiropractic adjustments to last as long as possible, you need to protect your musculoskeletal system. That is where custom orthotics can help you. Take a look at some of the top benefits of custom orthotics, and consider reaching out to your local chiropractor who can help you find the right orthotics to meet your needs.

Custom Orthotics Provide Support for the Musculoskeletal System

One of the biggest benefits of custom orthotics is that they provide support for the entire musculoskeletal system. When people think about orthotics, they usually envision something that supports their foot, ankle, and knees. Even though that is certainly what they do, your feet and ankles are responsible for supporting the entire body.

Therefore, by providing your feet with the support they need, you also provide support for the rest of your body. You can alleviate the stress on your tendons, ligaments, and joints, which is helpful for protecting your chiropractic adjustments. Obviously, if you are interested in alleviating a specific area of discomfort, you should make that known during your initial consultation and exam with your chiropractor so he or she can order the correct custom orthotics for your diagnosis.

Custom Orthotics Protect the Pelvis

Another major benefit of custom orthotics is that you can use them to protect your pelvis. Your pelvis is intimately tied to your back, which is why it is a major area of focus when you get an adjustment from your chiropractor. By using custom orthotics, you provide support for your hips. Your hips are very important for your pelvis because they join the pelvis to your femurs. If you do not provide support to your pelvis, you could develop hip pain, which will simply move up your body, impacting other areas. If you protect your pelvis with the right orthotics, your chiropractic adjustment will last longer.

Think of it this way… your pelvis is the foundation of your spine. It’s similar to a foundation of a house. If the foundation isn’t level, then the walls and roof of that home won’t be level either. Orthotics help keep the foundation—your pelvis—level. By doing so, your chiropractic adjustments hold better, your joints stay healthier and the overall wellness of your spine is enhanced.

Custom Orthotics Protect the Spine

Finally, you can also use custom orthotics to protect your spine. Your spine is going to be a major area of focus when you visit a chiropractor for an adjustment. Your chiropractor will take a look at your spine, see what is in alignment, see what is out of alignment, and make adjustments to protect your vertebrae and your spinal cord. Then, when you leave the office, you need to protect your spine. Custom orthotics can help you do that. By investing in custom orthotics, your spine will not absorb as much shock, and your spine should stay in alignment longer. This is critically important if you want to maximize the benefits of your chiropractic adjustment.

Reach Out to a Chiropractor Today

Ultimately, these are just a few of the many benefits of going with custom orthotics. Chiropractic adjustments are a great way for you to protect your overall health, but you also need to ensure your adjustments last as long as possible. One of the best ways to do so is to invest in custom orthotics. Your chiropractor and your orthotics will work hand in hand to protect your musculoskeletal system. If you have questions about how to choose the right orthotics to meet your needs, or if you are looking for a chiropractor who can provide you with the care you deserve, consider reaching out to us today. We’re here to help!

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