Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline focused on the recuperative nature of the human body and nervous system improvement through manual manipulation, primarily of the spinal column.
Pain and disease can often be linked to an abnormal function of the nervous system due to irregular spinal function and decreased mobility. Chiropractors manipulate or adjust segments of the spinal column and other musculoskeletal body structures to improve operation of the nervous system. As the nervous system improves your body is better able to heal without the use of prescription drugs or surgery.
We are concerned with more than just back pain, we strive to restore and maintain health and wellness through detailed analyses of disease factors (case history, nutrition, family history, exercise) and offer comprehensive treatment options including traditional chiropractic care, decompression therapy, massage therapy, rehabilitation and more. See our services for more information.
A subluxation is a partial misalignment of one or more bones in your spinal column (vertebrae). Subluxations can cause pain, inflammation, and decreased mobility in surrounding muscles, ligaments, discs and joints. Subluxations can also disrupt the natural operation of your nervous system, which can compromise normal body communication, organ function and overall health and wellness.
An adjustment is a procedure that chiropractors use to correct subluxations. Chiropractors often use their hands to deliver gentle, controlled force to correct the spine or other musculoskeletal structures. Chiropractors may also use specialized tools to facilitate adjustments.
Adjustments are generally delivered in multiple treatment sessions to gradually restore musculoskeletal integrity and normalization of nervous system operation. Chiropractic adjustments are painless under normal circumstances. However, mild discomfort or soreness may be experienced following some treatments or for individuals who were recently injured.
Chiropractic care is used most often to treat patients experiencing back pain, neck pain, headaches, chronic leg and arm pain, disc herniations or other joint and muscle pain. The causes of these symptoms are varied: Motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, repetitive motion, stress or other aggravating conditions, such as arthritis or fibromylagia.
Because vertebral subluxations can appear at any point in our life, chiropractic care can be used for people of all ages for many normal health problems or to maintain health and fitness. Your spine is susceptible to constant strain due to posture, accidents, improper lifting and other daily stresses. No matter what your health condition is, we can determine an effective treatment plan to help you achieve your optimal health.
The average established patient office visit last from 5 minutes to 30 minutes depending on the type of treatment plan. The number of recommended treatment sessions varies. Some patients seek a treatment plan to alleviate immediate or chronic pain, which may be resolved in as little as 2-3 visits. Other patients, such as athletes, use chiropractic as part of a preventive care or optimal wellness regimen that may require longer treatment sessions. Patients can also benefit from regular checkups to identify new injuries and prevent relapses.
Whether your goal is pain relief, recovery or health maintenance, we deliver customized treatment plans. During your initial consultation we will assess your age, health condition and personal goals, and conduct relevant diagnostic tests. After a comprehensive evaluation of these factors, we will develop a treatment schedule to best fit your needs.
Yes. Children can experience spinal column trauma at birth that can affect the spine as it grows. Children who are physically active can also become injured from sports or normal childhood activity. Left uncorrected, childhood subluxation can result in additional developmental problems and spinal curvatures. Early detection can often help correct and prevent future spinal problems. We are pleased to offer gentle and corrective chiropractic care to children and infants.
Yes, we treat pregnant women experiencing back pain and headaches due to additional weight gain and stresses on the body. Women gain an average of 25-35 pounds when pregnant. Additional weight can cause muscle strains due to compensation, joint discomfort and stress on spinal discs.
Chiropractic manipulation is safe for pregnant women and offers a drug-free alternative to treating back pain. We also offer nutrition and exercise planning consultations to help women enjoy a healthy and pain-free pregnancy.