Chiropractors, also known as doctors of chiropractic medicine or chiropractic physicians, diagnose and treat patients whose health problems are associated with the body’s muscular, nervous and skeletal systems, especially the spine. Chiropractors believe interference with these systems impairs normal functions and lowers resistance to disease. They also hold that spinal or vertebral dysfunction alters many important body functions by affecting the nervous system, and that skeletal imbalance through joint or articular dysfunction, especially in the spine, can cause pain.
The chiropractic approach to health care is holistic, stressing the patient’s overall health and wellness. It recognizes that many factors affect health, including exercise, diet, rest, environment, and heredity. Chiropractors use natural, drugless, non-surgical health treatments, and rely on the body’s inherent recuperative abilities. They also recommend lifestyle changes such as nutrition, exercise, and sleeping habits to their patients.
When appropriate, chiropractors consult with and refer patients to other health practitioners. Providers of acupuncture, physical therapy, massage therapy, and most importantly, your primary care physician, are regularly consulted for enhancement of overall health.
We “Strive for Five” when managing the problem that brought you to us. Please ask questions! We want everyone to fully understand the purpose and reason for our treatment plans.
Chiropractic is a “hands-on” form of treatment for several different patient complaints. By far, the most common complaint is low back and neck pain. Headaches, carpal tunnel and “pinched nerves” are other common problems.
Chiropractic care has existed for over 100 years. Chiropractors are the third largest healthcare provider after MDs and dentists.
Most insurances cover chiropractic care. If you have questions about your coverage, please call your insurance provider or our office and we’d be happy to assist you.
When you visit our office, you may want to bring a pair of shorts or T-shirt to wear during the treatment so we can easily get to your area of concern.
Your first visit to the chiropractor will last about 45 minutes; follow-up treatments should last 20-30 minutes.
We encourage you to share your experiences in our office with your other health care practitioners. Any time you have questions about what or why we are doing something, please ask!
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