About Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic Care (All chiropractic services are provided by To Health & Back, Inc.)
With an emphasis on treating disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous system as they relate to one’s general health, chiropractic care involves making adjustments to the body’s alignment to reduce pain and improve function. Historically, chiropractic care has focused on treating the spine. Yet, while adjusting the spine of a patient with low back pain can help, there are other factors that influence the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment. These include previous injuries, arthritis, posture, gait and lifestyle.
Thus, the principle behind chiropractic care is evolving as chiropractors, primary health physicians and pain specialists combine forces to treat patients with a variety of musculoskeletal pain and age-related conditions.
Many assume that chiropractic treatment is reserved for neck and back pain only. On the contrary, chiropractic medicine includes preventative strategies for those with joint pain and stiffness stemming from osteoarthritis, as well as those suffering from a host of other disorders and co-morbidities.
Individuals with Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, SI Joint Pain and Sciatica benefit from chiropractic therapy, as well as those suffering from headaches, pregnancy-related pain, digestive problems, high blood pressure and more.
Does Chiropractic Care Require A Referral From A General Physician?
While chiropractic care typically does not require a referral from a primary care physician, this is contingent upon a patient’s insurance carrier and plan. Therefore, it is wise to contact a human resources representative or the insurance company itself prior to scheduling an appointment.
Is Chiropractic Care Safe?
While no health treatment is completely void of risks, chiropractic care maintains a long record of safety and effective treatment when performed by a skilled and well-educated chiropractor.
Is Chiropractic Care Appropriate For Children?
The versatility of chiropractic care means that it is safe and appropriate for all ages, including children.
How Is A Chiropractic Adjustment Performed?
A chiropractic adjustment involves a hands-on, manual technique, though some conditions warrant the use of a small instrument or activator to manipulate the joints of the body. Although the manner in which an adjustment is performed might be similar to another, the technique is adapted to the patient’s specific needs.
- Arm Pain, including numbness and tingling
- Disc Injuries
- Headaches, including Migraines
- Leg Pain, including numbness and tingling
- Lower Back Pain
- Musculoskeletal Injuries
- Pinched Nerves
- Spinal Stenosis
- Sprain/Strain Injuries
Benefits associated with chiropractic care stem from specific adjustments made to the body. When the body is placed in its proper alignment, for instance, the body’s natural healing capabilities are facilitated. For example, chiropractic adjustments ease the stress placed on the immune system, which allows energy to be placed on preventing disease in other areas. To better understand, nerves within the spinal column control most of the body’s cells and organs. Therefore, given the right conditions (or alignment), the body can experience healing and overall wellness.
For most patients seeking chiropractic care, there is a symptomatic stage in which care is focused on relieving pain and discomfort. A form of corrective care that includes rehabilitating the injured tissues and structures associated with a patient’s pain follows this. Finally, periodic checkups are usually recommended to promote continued wellness after patients regain full function with no pain.
With a unique, integrative approach to physical health and well being, the team at Georgia Spinal Health & Wellness combines multidisciplinary techniques and treatments to minimize pain and maximize function for those suffering from acute and chronic pain conditions. From comprehensive chiropractic care to medical care, physical therapy, massage, advanced diagnostics and specialized services, our dedicated team of professionals welcomes your call today.