Our Chiropractic Services
- Spinal manipulative therapy
- Soft tissue therapy
- Functional assessment
- Kinesiology taping
- Electrical muscle stimulation
- Strength and rehabilitation
- Diet & lifestyle coaching
- Ergonomics and ergonomic coaching
- Injury prevention
- Postural assessment
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the muscular, skeletal, and nervous system. Chiropractic care is used most often reduce complaints of back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. In addition, chiropractic care is used to allow a person’s body to function at it’s highest capacity.
Doctors of Chiropractic practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary, and lifestyle counseling.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” A chiropractic adjustment is performed to remove subluxations. A subluxation is caused when a joint is not moving properly, thus interfering with the transmission of nerve impulses through the central nervous system. The purpose of adjustment is to restore joint alignment, reduce muscle tension, increase movement, improve neurological transmission, and decrease pain caused from misalignment.
Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal. Chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.
Doctors of chiropractic may assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate. Chiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team.