What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care is a health care profession based upon the musculoskeletal system and their association/relationship with the vertebral spine and nervous system.
Are chiropractors doctors?
Yes. Doctors of Chiropractic (also known as chiropractors) are not medical doctors, but go through a very similar/rigorous education process to become licensed in the field of chiropractic care. In fact, educational requirements for chiropractors are among the most thorough of any health care profession.
What types of pain or conditions does your office treat?
Chiropractors are widely known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain, and headaches. Our office additionally treats sports injuries and other disorders involving muscles, ligaments and joints. The benefits of chiropractic care & spinal wellness affects your general health and well being.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is the main focus or treatment with our office. It involves using a specific, controlled force in a precise direction that is applied to a spinal joint not moving properly or “locked up”. The purpose of this natural and safe procedure is to correct structural alignment and eliminate interference in the nervous system. For the patient, this means improved spinal function, reduction in pain, and an overall improvement in health and wellness.
Do adjustments hurt?
Chiropractic manipulation or adjustments is a highly specific procedure that rarely causes discomfort because minimal force and gentle pressure are used by our caring doctors. In fact, most patients feel relief immediately following treatment. Any reported soreness after an initial adjustment has been described as similar to that associated with starting a new exercise program. Our doctors will explain what to expect post 1st adjustment in detail so that you feel totally at ease with our methods of treatment.
Are adjustments safe and hey what’s that noise associated with them?
Chiropractic care is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of most back and neck problems. The noises you hear resembling popping sounds are your joints releasing tiny pockets of air. A chiropractic adjustment does not affect the bones of either side of a joint; it affects the connective tissue that holds the joint together.
Each patient’s care is unique and therefore customized to meet their specific condition and needs. Our doctors will work with you and if need be modify adjustments based on your specific condition.
For many, back pain can become chronic if left untreated. In our office through a thorough history, skeletal x-rays (if medically necessary) and a one-on-one partnership with you the patient, our office will come up with a protocol that will help get your life back on track.
Many pregnant women find that chiropractic adjustments improve the pregnancy experience and make delivery easier. Adjustments are adapted to accommodate the stage of pregnancy and the unique needs of each patient.
Yes! Absolutely! Children of all ages are very physically active and experience early on many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in various sports. Injuries arise from these activities as well as improper sleeping positions which leads to neck and back stiffness, soreness and discomfort. Remember these little guys and gals are little adults!!
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