Chiropractic is a philosophy of health care that concentrates on helping the body function the way it was designed.
Chiropractic Care is the health profession which includes the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders, particularly associated with interference of nerves in the spine. Through gentle manipulation of subluxations associated with the spine as well as muscle, joint, and soft-tissue, Chiropractors use the body’s innate ability to heal itself without the use of medication or surgery, which offers a natural, holistic approach to pain disorders, and differs greatly from traditional medicine.
More and more people are beginning chiropractic care because they want a natural approach to health, avoiding addictive drugs or irreversible surgery.
After setting an appointment and arriving for your first visit, you'll enjoy the friendly staff and vibrant atmosphere. After completing some simple paperwork to help the doctor understand the history of your health, you'll meet the doctor.
Your doctor will review your health history and determine if your problem is likely to be helped with chiropractic care. If it is, a thorough examination usually follows. Your reflexes may be tested, your ability to turn and bend, and other standard orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic tests will be conducted. If necessary, X-ray views of your spine may be taken.
Your doctor will study the results of these examinations and explain what they mean. Then, the doctor will recommend a care program designed for your unique health problem.
With a complete understanding of your condition, you're ready for your chiropractic adjustment. Adjustments help restore proper spinal and nervous system function, promoting the healing process. Continued visits help retain the supporting muscles and ligaments of your spine. Periodic examinations will monitor your progress.