How Does Chiropractic Work?
Chiropractic Doctors practice natural, drugless, non-invasive health care and rely on the body’s ability to self-heal. Sounds ideal, but just how does it work?
We Study the Whole Picture
Like other health-care providers, our team of Doctors follow a standard routine to gain information about the patient, which includes a consultation, review the case history, a physical examination and if needed, laboratory analyses and/or x-rays. Our Chiropractic physicians also conduct a careful analysis of the patient’s structure and pay particular attention to the spine. We also ask you about your life— Do you eat well? Exercise at all? How do you deal with stress? Do you have children? What do you do for work?
We Seek the Origin of the Problem
Using this information a diagnosis is made. Included in the diagnosis is the probable reason for your pain or discomfort. It is important to note that chiropractors seek the origin of the illness in order to eliminate it-we do not simply treat the symptoms. Our Doctors locate the pinched nerve or misalignment of the bones that protect the spinal cord. Because the severity of the pinched nerve can vary, and there are a number of potential contributing factors that can be physical, emotional, mental, or chemical. The pinched nerve can be caused by any number of incidents from an auto accident to simple repetition or over-use.
We Help You Fix the Problem
When a pinched nerve occurs, a chiropractor can correct the misaligned bone and allow it to return to its proper position. This procedure is appropriately called an adjustment, and the adjustment enables the body to heal. The wiring is fixed and information is flowing again.
To keep the wiring fixed and the information flowing, several adjustments over a course of time may be necessary, in addition to massage, physical therapy, stretching exercises, or strengthening exercises. In the chiropractic world, keeping the problem fixed and preventing its reoccurrence is just as important as the initial remedy.