Chiropractic

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Wisdom is to the mind what health is to the body.

– Francois De La Rochefoucauld

In many states a chiropractor is a primary care doctor and can perform full physical examinations,
diagnose and refer to other health care doctors and treat a wide variety of conditions.
Below is listed some of the most common conditions a chiropractor can treat.

  • disability sports and injuries
  • spine & sports medicine
  • common sports injuries in children under 12
  • sports injuries to the leg
  • spondylolisthesis
  • pelvic numbness
  • spinal disc treatment
  • whiplash
  • normal lumbar spine anatomy
  • shoulder subluxation treatment
  • vertebral subluxation
  • lumbar and cervical herniated discs
  • bulged disc neck pain
  • pain in neck that comes and goes
  • cervical disc
  • spinal disc decompression
  • lumbar spine rehabilitation
  • lower back pain stretching exercise
  • degenerative disc disease and whiplash
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • chiropractic care after cervical fusion
  • back pain during pregnancy
  • chiropractic trends in alternative healing
  • immune system enhancement
  • tinnitus
  • scoliosis deformities
  • trigger points for migraine relief
  • post-traumatic tension-type headaches
  • migraine treatments for children
  • morning tension headaches
  • headaches in the back of head
  • headaches from car accident
  • migraine and preventative medicine
  • headache at the temples
  • headache behind eyes

What Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your body is a self-regulating,
self-healing organism controlled by the brain, spinal cord and nerves. The 24 bones
of the spine, or vertebrae, surround and protect the spinal cord and nerves. When misaligned,
“stuck” or subluxated, the vertebrae can interfere with the nervous, musculo-skeletal, or
endocrine systems, causing pain and dysfunction.
As chiropractors, our objective is to analyze the spine, and then locate and correct
these vertebral misalignments and fixations. The chiropractic method of correction is
by specific adjustments of the spine, which are intended to correct vertebral subluxations
over time, thereby allowing the natural healing abilities of the body to work at maximum efficiency.

What Is An Adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is a carefully directed and controlled pressure applied to
a joint that is out of alignment or not moving properly. The chiropractic adjustment
restores normal motion to the joints, helping the bones of the spine gradually return
to a more normal position. With improved position and motion, there is decreased interference
with the nervous system and therefore increased electro-chemical-hormonal communication and
balance within the body.

Do You Have To Be A Certain Age To See A Chiropractor?

Chiropractic is safe and effective for people of all ages, from newborns to senior citizens.
Each person is unique, so we will design a care program specific for your age, condition, and
lifestyle. We have adjusted newborns days after birth, have a large family practice and have had
four generations of a family in one adjusting room!

How Much Education Do Doctors Of Chiropractic Need?

After completing their undergraduate education, chiropractors receive an additional four years of
post-graduate education and a one-year internship to become a Doctor of Chiropractic. Their education
curriculum is similar to medical school and there is special emphasis on anatomy, physiology, neurology,
bio mechanics, nutrition, X-ray, and spinal adjusting techniques. To become a licensed chiropractor, he
or she must pass a demanding four-part National Board Examination and then a State Board examination for
the state in which they wish to practice. A chiropractor’s education never stops, as yearly continuing
education is required for license renewal.

Is Chiropractic Safe?

Yes, chiropractic care is a safe and conservative form of health care. Since chiropractors
do not prescribe medication or perform surgery there are no dangerous side effects. According
to a New Zealand government’s inquiry, chiropractic care is “remarkably safe.” People of all ages,
from newborns to senior citizens, enjoy the benefits of this natural approach to promoting good health.

How Long Will It Take Me To Get Better?

It is difficult to predict how your body will react to adjustments. Correcting a spinal problem depends
on several factors including how long the problem has been around and your current lifestyle. Your body
will heal as quickly as it wants to, and sometimes that takes time. Some patients may require ongoing
supportive care for optimum spinal function, while others find that periodic checkups help keep them
in balance and maintain better health.

Can I Adjust Myself?

It is virtually impossible to adjust yourself because a chiropractic adjustment is a specific force
applied in a specific direction to one area in the spine. Even a chiropractor cannot adjust him or
herself. It is possible to bend or twist and hear and feel a “popping” along the spine. This is a
general movement, however, that may help release pressure but is usually counterproductive and can
create areas of instability. The best way to adjust the spine is to see a doctor of chiropractic.
There is a reason they went through all of that schooling!

Is Chiropractic Care Expensive?

No, chiropractic care can be relatively inexpensive. Your insurance may cover chiropractic care.

Will My Health Insurance Cover Chiropractic Care?

Many insurance groups cover chiropractic care. If you have health insurance, bring your card with
you and we can call the company to verify benefits. Auto insurance may cover you for any auto-related
injuries and if you have been injured on the job, we can bill Workers’ Compensation.

— Chiropractic care:
it’s a good choice for everyone. —

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