What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the muscle, skeletal, and nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic services are used often to treat most common pain and/or stiffness, conditions of the neck, back, upper and lower extremities. (Example: Arms, legs, etc.)
What to expect on Your First Visit?
Doctors of Chiropractic start by taking a patient’s history and then performing a physical examination to develop a working diagnosis. Imaging or lab tests (such as MRI, CT Scan or Xray) may be used to confirm a diagnosis. The combination of history, exam and diagnostic studies will enable your doctor of chiropractic to reach a diagnosis, which will help him or her to determine whether Chiropractic services are appropriate for your condition. As part of this process, the doctor will explain your condition, recommend a treatment plan and review the risks and benefits of all procedures.
What is a Chiropractic adjustment and how it is performed?
Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed during the doctor of chiropractic intensive years of Chiropractic education. The Chiropractic physician typically uses his or her hands, or an instrument to mobilize restricted motion of the body, particularly the spine, in order to restore or enhance joint function. This often helps reduce the patient’s pain, restricted motion, and helps reduce joint inflammation.
Why is active rehabilitation important for injury recovery?
Active rehabilitation is very important during injury recovery in order to get your physical body back to its pre-injury state. Physical exercises are explained/given in home programs and are performed here at our on-site rehab space. These exercises are designed for individual injury and recovery needs. Strength, flexibility and stabilizations exercises help to improve injury recovery and your return to normal daily physical activities. Here at our on-site rehab space, our doctors will help guide you in how to properly perform exercises necessary for your individual recovery.
Will active rehabilitation exercises hurt?
The goal of rehabilitative exercise is to gradually and healthfully strengthen injured areas. If an exercise hurts, stop. There may be some discomfort, but exercises should not elicit pain. Here at our on-site rehab space, our professionals will help guide you in how to properly perform the exercises necessary for your individual healing.