Chiropractic is a natural hands-on holistic approach to healthcare without the use of drugs or surgery. Chiropractors diagnose and treat patients whose health problems are associated with the body’s muscular, nervous and skeletal systems, especially the spine.
Frequently asked questions:
What should I expect on my first visit?
Like other health care practitioners, chiropractors follow a standard routine to acquire the information needed for diagnosis and treatment. A complete medical history will be obtained and physical, neurological and orthopedic examinations will be conducted. Diagnostic images such as x-rays are important tools because of the emphasis on the spine and its proper function. A postural and spinal analysis will be performed to evaluate the alignment and check the motion of the spine. A patient will be treated through adjustments, therapeutic treatments and ergonomic education.
What is an adjustment?
Adjustments are a specific manual chiropractic treatment used to correct spinal alignment problems to improve motion of the vertebra. A patient’s symptoms, pain and discomfort are relieved by moving specific joints to reduce pressure and irritation.
Is an adjustment painful?
Most patients report a sense of well being after an adjustment. However, in rare instances mild soreness or stiffness may be felt similar to the feeling you experience after exercising. This discomfort resolves within 12 to 24 hours.
How many adjustments will I need?
One adjustment may provide immediate relief and alleviate symptoms. In order to correct the problem several adjustments over a period of time are often needed. Each patient will be carefully evaluated to determine which course of treatment is best for them.