What is Chiropractic?chiropractic1

Chiropractic is a health profession which promotes a natural method of healing that offers a safe and effective alternative to drugs and surgery in the treatment of many common health ailments.


What conditions do chiropractors treat?

Chiropractic treatments are based on the premise that good health depends, inrear end collision part, upon  a normally functioning nervous system and focuses mainly on disorders of the musculo-skeletal system and the nervous system, including, but not limited to back pain, neck pain, joint pain in the arms or legs, headaches, radiating nerve pain to the limbs, whiplash type injuries, work related injuries, and sport’s injuries.


How do chiropractors treat these nerve and muscle disorders?bigstock Chiropractor Doing Adjustment 46039351

Chiropractic adjustments to the spine  (spinal manipulation) is a hands-on manual procedure that relies upon highly refined skills developed through years of chiropractic education and training.   A chiropractor will typically use his hands to adjust and move the joints of the body, concentrating mainly on the joints of the spine,  to reduce pain and restore proper joint  position and motion.  The adjustment is a highly controlled and gentle procedure, and many patients note positive changes and relief immediately following a treatment. Other therapies may be used to treat your problems depending on the nature of your condition.

Is Chiropractic treatment safe?

Yes, chiropractic treatment is safe and effective.why-choose-chiropractic-risks  While any form of healthcare treatment contains a degree of inherent risk, there is very minimal danger with chiropractic spinal and joint manipulations when administered by a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic. To assure a high level of competency, all states require that chiropractors be licensed professionals, adhering to stringent state laws and yearly continuing education requirements.  Statistics consistently show that the risk of injury is substantially lower with chiropractic treatment  compared to medical treatments using drugs and surgery, which can sometimes pose a much greater risk of injury to patients.

How is a Chiropractic adjustment performed?

sitting cervicalA patient is placed in a comfortable, relaxed position, either laying down on a specially designed adjusting table or sitting back in a reclined adjusting chair.   By placing a gentle pressure on a spinal vertebra in the neck or back, the chiropractor  skillfully moves the joint into it’s normal range of motion again and relieves the strain being placed on the muscles and ligaments surrounding the spine, allowing the nerve pain and inflammation to subside. The adjustment/manipulation  allows your body to heal quickly and safely.

What can I do to help my recovery?

Dr. Trainer will be more than happy to get you involved as much as possiblelow back exercises with your recovery.   Initially you may have to limit some activities and use frequent cold pack applications during the acute pain stage to reduce inflammation and swelling, but soon you will be given stretching and strengthening rehabilitation exercises to keep your pain from returning.   Nutritional advice and supplements may also be needed during the course of your recovery to help speed up the body’s healing response.  Also, please remember that proper healing takes time and occurs best when you work with your doctor by adhering to his advice and keeping your scheduled appointments.