Chiropractic care is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. It is safe and effective for all ages, infants to elderly. Many patients get adjusted on a regular basis as preventative wellness care. Chiropractic care is safer than aspirin, muscle relaxants and back surgery. Some patients get results quickly, while others may take longer, but there is no substitute for chiropractic care in treating misalignment.
Chiropractic is a health care profession focusing on the relationship between the body's structure—mainly the spine—and its functional components. Although practitioners may use a variety of approaches to treatment, they primarily perform adjustments (manipulations) to the spine or other parts of the body with the goal of correcting alignment issues, alleviating pain, improving function, and supporting the body's natural ability to heal itself.
Chiropractic is based on the notion, the relationship between the body’s structure (primarily that of the spine) and its function (as coordinated by the nervous system) affects overall health.
Spinal adjustment/manipulation is a core treatment in chiropractic care. However, chiropractors commonly use other physical therapy modalities in addition to spinal manipulation.
During the initial visit, our chiropractors take a health history and perform a physical examination, with a special emphasis on the spine. Other examinations or tests such as x-rays may also be ordered. If chiropractic treatment is considered appropriate, a treatment plan will be developed.
During follow-up visits, practitioners may perform one or more of the many different types of adjustments and other manual therapies used in chiropractic care. The goal is to increase the range and quality of motion in the area being treated and to aid in restoring health. Joint mobilization is another type of manual therapy technique that may be used.
Chiropractors may combine the use of spinal adjustments and other manual therapies with several other treatments and approaches such as:
Rehabilitative and corrective exercise
Elastic Therapeutic Taping (Kinesiology Taping)
Counseling about diet, weight loss, and other lifestyle factors