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Definition of Chiropractic Care

The following definition was adopted by the World Federation of Chiropractic in 1999: "Chiropractic Care is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal manipulation or adjustment."

The Philosophy of Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. Every function of your body is controlled by your nervous system, including your brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves of your body.

The skull protects the delicate tissues of the brain. The moving bones of your spine protect the vulnerable communication pathways of your spinal cord and nerve roots. If there is a change in the position or movement of these spinal bones, the function of your nervous system can be compromised. This may, in turn, alter the function of various tissues and organs of your body. Doctors of Chiropractic call this the Vertebral Subluxation Complex.

The effect of altered spinal mechanics and compromised nervous system function may not be noticed in the early stages, but if left uncorrected over time, may result in spinal decay and an array of associated symptoms.

The Chiropractic Adjustment has been proven to remove nervous system irritation. Once this nerve irritation is removed, your body is able to do what it is designed to do - heal itself. Research shows that this will result in increased motion, increased circulation, reduced swelling and pain, and a variety of other health benefits.

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What to Expect

Your First Visit (Expected Length = 1 - 1.5 hours)

Your long-term health history and future health status are as important to us as are the details of your presenting complaint. For this reason, you will be asked to complete detailed health history forms, after which you and the doctor will have a thorough consultation. This will be followed by a complete orthopedic and chiropractic examination. Other diagnostic tools, such as X-rays, EMG, and thermography may be incorporated into the exam if the doctor feels it will help to provide you with a more accurate diagnosis.

Your Second Visit (Expected Length = 20 - 40 minutes)

During your second visit, the doctor will discuss the exam findings with you and outline your recommended program of care with respect to your health care goals. Provided that we can help you and you consent to our recommendations, your chiropractic care will commence.

Your Third Visit (Expected Length = 20 minutes)

The primary treatment is the chiropractic adjustment. An adjustment is a gentle, specific force applied to a specific joint. Patients are often pleasantly surprised at how comfortable this procedure is. This correction is often accompanied by a "popping" sound, similar to the sound that occurs when opening a pop can.

Health Conditions

A chiropractic adjustment is a gentle, controlled, and directed pressure that restores the spine's ability to function and relieve nerve interference.

Chiropractic care can help with the relief of various musculoskeletal conditions, such as:

  • Headaches
  • Tension Headaches
  • Cervicogenic
  • Migraines
  • Back Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Mid Back Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Sciatica
  • Sacroiliac Problems
  • Disc Injuries
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Dizziness
  • Spinal Decay
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Rib Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hip & Shoulder
  • Knee
  • Foot
  • Tennis & Golfer's Elbow
  • Scoliosis