What is Chiropractic care? How can an appointment with a chiropractor improve your life?
Chiropractic services are a health care profession based on interactions of the spine and nervous system, as well as the surrounding muscles. Doctors of Chiropractic (also known as chiropractors) focus on non-invasive, drug-free treatments for a variety of systems and conditions that may include:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Joint pain, strains, and sprains
- Soft tissue disorders
(Note: This list is not inclusive of every spinal condition treated with chiropractic care. Talk directly with a chiropractor to determine if he or she treats your specific spinal condition.)
Chiropractic services and care is an important tool that helps you get back to enjoying life. Beyond reducing pain, spinal adjustments enhance the ability of the nervous system to function at an optimal level.
A visit with a chiropractor is similar to other doctor appointments. The chiropractor diagnoses back pain after he or she takes the patient’s medical history, performs a physical and neurological examination, and relies on other tests, such as diagnostic imaging and blood tests.
After a diagnosis is made, the chiropractor recommends a treatment plan. If the patient’s disorder is beyond the scope of chiropractic care, the doctor refers the patient to the appropriate health care provider. Often, chiropractors co-treat patients with other health care providers.
Chiropractors do not perform surgery. Although hands-on manipulation of the problem-specific joints is central to chiropractic, treatment focuses on whole-body health. Working toward restoring and maintaining overall health may include physiological therapeutics (done by a physical therapist) and lifestyle counseling.
Chiropractors treat patients in different settings, such as private or group practice, multi-disciplinary group practice, or hospitals and other health care facilities.
- Sports Therapy
- Pediatric Care
- Exercise Rehab
- Low-Level Laser Therapy