Chiropractic is a health care specialty that deals with the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, as well as its effects on general health. It is widely recognized as one of the safest, drug-free, non-invasive therapies for back pain, neck pain, joint pain and headaches. As a pain-relief alternative, it’s sometimes used in conjunction with medical treatment by another physician. Our established chiropractic department is just one more option to round out your complete health care needs. If your insurance has chiropractic coverage, speak with your physician to be referred to the chiropractor. If you do not have coverage or are doing private pay, you may contact the chiropractor directly and pay for service at the time of the appointment.
The chiropractor will develop a treatment plan that is specially formatted to fit your needs. It can even involve adding lumbar support or cervical pillows to help make you more comfortable at work or your daily activities.
Neck pain and some headaches can be effectively treated through precise cervical manipulation. It’s a safe procedure that works to improve joint mobility in the neck, restore range of motion, relieve pressure, and reduce muscle spasm. This treatment involves using the hands or a device to quickly apply controlled force to a joint. The idea behind the treatment is that proper alignment of the musculoskeletal structure will allow the body to heal itself.
For more information about chiropractic care, please visit The American Chiropractic Association.
A Doctor of Chiropractic practices a hands-on, drug-free approach to health care that includes diagnosis and treatment. They can complement and support medical treatment. Chiropractors may use exams, lab testing, diagnostic imaging and other methods to assess patient health needs. They are trained to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling and may recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises to improve a patient’s condition. They will also readily refer patients to another physician to supplement care.