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A: If you are looking for a way to tap into your body’s innate ability to heal itself without drugs or surgery, chiropractic care may be right for you. Chiropractic is a unique and cost-effective approach to health care because the chiropractor strives to find and correct the cause of the underlying problem, rather than “masking” the symptoms with drug treatment. Millions of people have benefited from chiropractic care for over 100 years. Why not give it a try and see the benefits for yourself!
A: Chiropractors consider the whole body when treating you. If a joint in the spine gets out of alignment or is damaged, it can disrupt the entire body’s function – leading to inflammation, pressure on nerves and subsequent medical problems. These structural distortions to joints are called subluxations. When these incidents occur, range of motion is limited, resulting in irritation and/or pressure at the spinal nerve.
Chiropractic care can correct subluxations which will eliminate the symptoms they cause, such as pain, tenderness, tingling, numbness or spasm in the back and neck. Subluxations have also been known to cause irritation to the shoulders and arms, around the rib cage, the hips/ legs, and can even lead to headaches.
When subluxations impair nerve coordination, the whole body suffers because vital instructions between the brain and body are disrupted. As a result, the body’s ability to heal itself is affected and normal function of the body’s organs and tissues is compromised. Chiropractic manipulation of the spine can remedy these problems, clearing a path for the body to restore itself to health.
A: Chiropractors specialize in the health of your spine. They can evaluate and treat spinal conditions, helping to restore proper alignment so that the nervous system can function at its optimal best once again. People suffering from back pain increasingly turn to chiropractic care for fast, effective and reliable care that doesn’t require doses of pain medication. But benefits of chiropractic care also extend to helping relieve neck and headache pain, carpal tunnel , sciatica and tingling in the arms and legs. Many people report that chiropractic care has helped them achieve better overall health and well-being.
A: Young and old can get relief from chiropractic treatment, since nerve involvement can affect anyone at any age. A qualified chiropractor can determine the best course of treatment for you and your family.
For those who suffer from neck and back pain, chiropractic care has proven to be more effective in alleviating symptoms, than traditional forms of treatment. In fact, doctors of chiropractic are the most highly qualified professionals to evaluate and care for these issues, as well as many other health problems.
A: YES. Chiropractic care is among the safest of all health care practices due to its non-surgical, drug-free approach. Chiropractors enjoy one of the lowest malpractice rates of all health care professionals.
A: Doctors of chiropractic undergo extensive education and training to become licensed professionals, just like all primary health care providers. Chiropractic students first must fulfill their undergraduate degree requirements with a strong emphasis on core sciences, including chemistry, anatomy, physiology and physics.
The professional program leading to the Doctor of Chiropractic degree requires a demanding course of study of the sciences, including pathology, biochemistry, orthopedics, neurology, examination procedures, differential diagnosis and X-ray interpretation. The degree program also requires aspiring doctors to gain knowledge of the philosophy and practice of chiropractic.
Technique classes help students refine their technical adjusting skills, while clinical internships enable them to perfect these skills. Once their education is complete which usually takes a total of eight years, all doctors of chiropractic must pass rigorous national board exams and state exams before they can start their practice.
A: At your initial visit, the doctor will take a case history and ask questions about your present condition. Then, the chiropractor will examine you to evaluate the nature of your problem. This exam generally includes a series of basic physical tests, as well as a specialized chiropractic evaluation of spinal movement and posture. The doctor may also require an X-ray examination to further analyze what problems or conditions may be involved.
If you have any further questions, please contact one of our offices and we will be glad to answer any concerns you may have.