Chiropractors are specialists in manual adjustment of the vertebrae of the spine and other joints of the body. Adjustments help relieve pain and restore normal functioning to the joints and supporting muscles and ligaments – so you can enjoy your everyday activities again as quickly as possible.
Your chiropractor will recommend a course of treatment specific to you that may also include mobilization of the joints, muscle release techniques, muscle stimulation and therapeutic exercises. Chiropractors are also trained to provide nutritional counseling, and recommend rehabilitation and injury prevention strategies.
Your First Visit
After completing your intake forms, your doctor of chiropractic will complete a thorough history in order to better understand your current complaint(s), other health concerns, as well as your overall health status. He/She will then conduct a focused physical exam to further help them determine the cause of your complaint. After a diagnosis has been established, your chiropractor will explain it to you and discuss the various treatment/management options available. Your informed consent to treatment will be obtained before treatment begins.
An adjustment is a highly-skilled and precise movement usually applied by hand to the vertebrae of the spine or other joints of the body. Adjustment to the joint restores proper movement and improves function. When a joint is adjusted, an air bubble may escape causing a popping noise. Depending on the nature of the problem, your chiropractor may also utilize joint mobilization, muscle release techniques, muscle stimulation and therapeutic exercises to relieve your pain and get you moving again.