New patients are often unsure about what to expect during the first appointment with a Chiropractor. The appointment starts out by taking a patient’s history and then performing a physical examination to develop a diagnosis. You and your chiropractor will determine what course of action is right for you and then you will go from there
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Functional Medicine
- Health and Lifestyle
- Laser Therapy
The risk of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs has become more a part of society’s conscience. As painkillers decreased pain perception the body becomes vulnerable to further injury or damage. The body depends on pain signals to alert you to injuries. When these pain signals are silenced patients are put in danger of further complications. Not only that, since pain medication is merely a silencer, the root of the problem is never solved. Chronic pain is a result of merely masking the problem as opposed to treating it. Pain medication side effects also include dependency, depression, constipation, hormonal imbalances, and weakened immune systems. Now more than ever, exploring natural options for pain management is a necessary pursuit. Chiropractic care and techniques have been proven to help individuals decrease their pain. In numerous studies, individuals who received chiropractic treatments for 12 weeks or longer experienced greater reductions in pain those who did not. Those who suffer from conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder pain, back pain, neck pain, headaches, arthritis, and fibromyalgia can benefit from chiropractic care promoting the body’s self-healing process.
Chiropractic is a complementary health approach or form of medicinal treatment mostly concerned with the diagnosis and repair of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially in the spine. Spinal manipulation, which chiropractors call “spinal adjustment” or “chiropractic adjustment”, is the most common treatment used in chiropractic care, and back and neck pain, in particular, has been proven to be effectively treated by chiropractic manipulation. These manipulations are specifically applied to the spine or other parts of the body with the goal of correcting alignment problems, alleviating pain, improving function, and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It requires an in-depth education in anatomy and physiology and tends to overlap with other manual-therapy professions such as massage therapy, osteopathy, and physical therapy. According to the 2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), which included a comprehensive survey of the use of complementary health approaches by Americans, about 8 percent of adults (more than 18 million) and nearly 3 percent of children (more than 2 million) had received chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation in the past 12 months. Additionally, an analysis of NHIS cost data found that adults in the United States spent approximately $11.9 billion out-of-pocket on visits to complementary health practitioners—$3.9 billion of which was spent on visits to practitioners for chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation. Chiropractors may combine the use of spinal adjustments and other manual therapies with several other treatments and approaches such as heat and ice, electrical stimulation, muscular relaxation techniques, rehabilitative and general exercise, fitness counseling about diet, weight loss, and other lifestyle factors, and dietary supplements. Though considered by some to be an alternative medicine, the World Health Organization found chiropractic care to be safe when employed skillfully and appropriately.