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What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic care is not all about backbones. Current evidence supports the fact that the entire nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems play a vital role in maintaining your body’s wellness. If the skeletal system isn’t working properly, the muscles work against each other, this in turn put stress on the nervous system which affects every other system in the body.

When your body is mechanically stressed beyond what it can handle, other systems are affected. Every healing process is connected to the central nervous system. Since so much is connected through your spine, taking care of your whole body including your spine is key to achieving total body wellness.

Spinal Adjustment

The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypo mobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. 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 adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.

Your First Visit

A careful spinal examination and analysis is performed to detect any structural abnormalities which may be affecting or causing your condition. You may be tested in several different areas with special emphasis given to any area of concern. Our doctor may perform range of motion as well as muscle strength testing. If our doctor sees fit, he may take x-rays here in our office to be able to provide an accurate diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is made, our doctor will recommend a treatment plan that's right for you.

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