To gain a complete picture of your overall health, regardless of the focus of the treatment, your chiropractor may ask you a series of detailed questions, something called a history. These include, but are not limited to:
Once a course of care is determined, and the matter of informed consent has been discussed, treatment usually begins. Because of my concern for your overall well-being, many treatments may be accompanied by exercise, diet, and other healthy living suggestions to help keep you healthy and strong.
Chiropractic spinal manipulation (A.K.A.
an adjustment) is a drug-free, non-invasive manual procedure which
utilizes the highly-refined skills developed during four intensive
years of chiropractic education.
- Spinal manipulation, as practiced by trained chiropractors, is a highly controlled procedure, which rarely causes discomfort
- A chiropractor will modify any procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient
- Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment
The main goal of the adjustment is: to treat areas of decreased movement in the joints of the body. This can include the spine and any other joint in the body. Poorly moving joints can create a reaction in surrounding tissues, such as ligaments, muscles and nerves, which may result in pain, dysfunction and muscular spasm.
- A large majority of patients who seek chiropractic care do so for complaints of the musculoskeletal system, most often for conditions affecting the spine (i.e. low back pain)
- Chiropractors are also highly trained in the recognition of other diseases/disorders that may fall out of their scope of practice. In this way, they diagnose and refer to another more suitable professional