Benefits Of Chiropractic Care
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Chiropractors look at health differently. Instead of seeing symptoms as something that needs medications or surgery, chiropractors first take a natural, drugless approach to helping their patients reach their health goals. Symptoms are signs that have a cause. Chiropractors examine the patient for the CAUSE of their symptoms. After the cause is identified, the chiropractor can help restore the normal function and help your body heal. Essentially, the basic principle upon which the entire profession is built is that the body has the amazing, innate ability to heal itself (under the right conditions), and it is the chiropractor’s job to help create an environment to facilitate this.
Because the nervous system controls every cell and organ in your body, chiropractors focus their attention on the health of your spine and joints, creating normal mobility and alignment. We also help you identify lifestyle changes that can also help in assisting you to restore normal function and health.
What are common conditions for which people start seeing a Chiropractor?
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Auto Accidents
- Work Injuries
- Ear Infections
Chiropractic Care commonly starts here, but is really Pain Relief to Wellness
Chiropractic spinal manipulation is not new. What is new is that Chiropractic spinal manipulation is currently the most rapidly expanding form of spinal rehabilitative treatment in the United States. And, the research on chiropractic care is growing. Research shows chiropractic is more effective than traditional care for back pain, neck pain, headaches and more, along with saving the health care system a significant amount of money. Also, Chiropractic care has been shown to reduce a patient’s needs for opioid use, making a very significant difference in a patient’s life. Many more studies are pointing to Chiropractic care as one of the greatest, cost saving additions to our health care system. Click here to see what more research shows.
Our Doctors of Chiropractic have over 30 years of combined experience in several types of spinal adjusting techniques including those techniques which are gentle enough to safely treat the aged, the acutely injured, post-surgical patients, and infants. Chiropractic care in conjunction with physical therapy, as in our DMR Method, has been found to be a powerful combination of treatment, providing results superior to chiropractic care or physical therapy alone.
Injuries resulting from an auto collision can be devastating. Most injuries involve a variety of systems in the body and it is common that symptoms do not show up for days to weeks after the accident. Our providers have significant experience and training in the treatment of auto injuries. We have access to a referral network of neurologists, orthopedics, neurosurgeons, and other specialists to assist if needed. The great majority of cases we treat do not need surgery or interventions that we are not able to provide. Our providers have successfully treated thousands of auto accident injuries over our combined careers. If you have had an accident, give us a call, we can help. We not only handle your treatment, we also work with the insurance to handle your costs so you can focus on your recovery.
Our providers have successfully treated many work injuries. In fact, our clinic environment offers the most resources and experience of any clinic in our area to assure the greatest outcome in returning our patients back to work. The Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) has a set of guidelines for specific injuries. If you are unfortunate enough to get injured at work, there are three things to remember:
- You have the right to choose the doctor of your choice – either medical or chiropractic.
- You do not have to go to the company doctor other than for one exam. Make sure you choose the doctor who has your health and recovery as their primary concern.
- The doctor and clinic you choose is required to know and understand the Workers’ Compensation rules established by DOLI. Because we treat so many worker’s compensation claims, we are proficient in all of these regulations and rules to help you navigate the oftentimes confusing system.
Our neck begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. Incredibly, the cervical spine supports the full weight of your head, which is on average about 12 pounds. While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury. The neck’s susceptibility to injury is due in part to biomechanics. Activities and events that affect cervical biomechanics include extended sitting, repetitive movement, accidents, falls and blows to the body or head, normal aging, and everyday wear and tear. Neck pain can be very bothersome, and it can have a variety of causes. Chiropractic care is very effective at restoring the normal mechanics of your cervical spine and resolve the pain and/or headaches you might be experiencing.
Low Back Pain
Low back pain is the number one disabling condition of the musculoskeletal system. 80% of the population will experience it at one time or another in their lives. The conditions that cause low back pain are many and varied so it is important to discuss any degree of back pain with your doctor to find the right solution for you. The back pain can also radiate to the hips, the groin or your legs. Many times patients don’t correlate leg or hip pain to their back. After a thorough examination, our providers can determine the cause of your pain, weather it is from your back of if there is something else occurring. Differential diagnosis for determining the cause of low back pain can run from a simple strain to cancer. Pain that lasts in your lower back more than a few days should be examined and the cause determine. Call for an appointment to find the cause.
Headaches are caused by a variety of reasons, from a simple sinus headache to a serious medical condition. Any unexplained headaches need a thorough exam including the neck, eyes, throat, head, ears, speech, and a complete family history. A majority of headaches are actually a symptom of cervical spine dysfunction and are called cervico-cranial headaches. These, along with a number of other kinds of headaches, respond significantly well in a majority of cases to chiropractic care. Have your headaches examined to determine if it is something that can be treated conservatively or if a referral to another specialist is needed.
Sports Related Injuries
Sport related injuries occur for a variety of reasons. From the weekend warrior to the athlete who got checked into the boards, our providers have had extensive training and experience in treating all sports injuries, including concussion management. At our clinic you will know you are in good hands and will receive the most state of the art treatment to accelerate healing and return you back to play safely and as fast as possible.