What do chiropractors “treat”?
Chiropractors don’t “treat” any specific disease or condition. We focus on identifying and correcting the “source” of your problem, rather than just eliminating your symptoms. As a result, chiropractic care helps the body heal itself from a wide range of conditions. That is why you can enjoy long-term relief from sciatica, neck pain, back pain, arthritis, headaches, and much more!
Is Chiropractic safe?
Chiropractic care from this office is VERY SAFE. That is because it is being delivered by a licensed practitioner, and risk factors are identified in patients before any type of care is administered. Research shows that patient risk is considerably lower for chiropractic care when compared to medical care, due to the risks associated with prescription drugs and surgery. Positive proof of its safety record is the fact that….medical doctors’ malpractice insurance premiums are, on the average, ten to fourteen times higher than those for chiropractors.
What do spinal joints have to do with my “overall” health?
Your nervous system controls how you move and how you feel. Your spinal nerves pass through your spinal column, which is comprised of twenty four moveable joints. These spinal joints can became misaligned as a result of daily stress, poor posture, improper lifting, a car accident, or even a vigorous sneeze! Spinal misalignments can cause your spinal nerves to become compressed, stretched, or irritated, interrupting nerve flow to cells, organs, and tissues throughout the your body. Without proper nerve transmission your body’s vital systems can malfunction, including your immune system. By removing nerve interference with gentle adjustments, chiropractic allows you to enjoy optimal health without using drugs or surgery.
Are chiropractic adjustments painful?
Most patients report that even when they come into our office with severe pain, spinal adjustments are not painful. Many patients report that they can “feel” the pressure lifting from their spine following an adjustment and often experience immediate relief from pain. Some patients even tell us that they feel a sense of total relaxation after an adjustment.
Will I have to go to a chiropractor forever?
How long would you like to stay healthy, active, and energetic? Depending on your answer, you may benefit from at least a monthly chiropractic visit to keep spine in top condition for many years to come. Just as you must continue to brush, floss, and keep your teeth for a lifetime, taking care of your spine is also a lifelong process of eating right, exercise, proper rest, and regular chiropractic care.
Do chiropractors see any value in drugs or surgery?
As a doctor of chiropractic, I see value in anything that enhances your well-being and comfort, without jeopardizing your health. While chiropractic care offers an effective, drug-free, non-surgical alternative, chiropractors also recognize that no single health care profession can universally attend to every health care need. We work as a team with other health care professionals and will make any referrals in the best interest of the patient.
Is chiropractic recognized by the medical and scientific communities?
Doctors of chiropractic are well educated practitioners who are required to complete four years of intense training at a professional chiropractic college, following two to four years of prerequisite study. All fifty states recognize the practice of chiropractic and require that doctors of chiropractic are board qualified, licensed, and regulated according to stringent criteria. Chiropractic care is quality care for the entire family.
Should my children be adjusted?
Parents often ask if chiropractic is beneficial for children. The answer is YES! Whether addressing a specific health related problem or looking to increase the child’s overall health, chiropractic plays a leading role when it comes to working with your child’s health. Chiropractic care has helped many children with ear infections, colic, bed wetting, ADHD and many other common childhood problems.
What are rehabilitation services?
At times rehabilitation services are used along with specific spinal adjustments to aid in restoring the muscles. Our office offers many different types a rehabilitation services.
Electric Stimulation, also known as Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), is a procedure where an electric current is passed across the skin. The TENS unit is utilized for pain control. Ultrasound is a high vibration frequency that penetrates deep into the tissue producing heat. Hydromassage is a particular form of water therapy utilized for absorption of heat by rapidly agitated water. The purpose is to relax the muscles, reducing stress. Mechanical Traction is used to relieve the effects of compression caused by muscle spasms, stress and other compression factors. Various forms of traction are available from intermittent to continuous traction. Therapeutic Massage is the manipulation of muscles and tissues of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort and stress.
What is Surface Electromyography (SEMG)?
Surface Electromyography (SEMG) is a twenty first century technology which enables the doctor to monitor the response of chiropractic care in establishing spinal muscle balance. The difference SEMG makes is the difference between the doctor of yesterday and the doctor of tomorrow. SEMG enables the doctor to monitor the state of a patient’s nervous system; the ability to watch it recover from stress and therefore, the ability to monitor how the individual responds to chiropractic care.