What is Chiropractic Care?
"The doctor of the future will give no
medicine but will interest his patients
in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and
prevention of the disease."– Thomas A Edison
Chiropractic care uses natural health methods such as exercise, nutrition, diet and lifestyle modifications to promote wellness and provide back pain relief as well as other treatments. The primary treatment service utilized by chiropractors is manipulation to mobilize and adjust the joints and tissues of the spine and extremities. Chiropractors also use adjunctive therapeutic procedures or modalities, including ultrasound, cold packs, and electrical muscle stimulation. Chiropractors may also recommend the use of appliances, such as lower back supports.
Very simply, Chiropractic care is a natural method of healing, advocating a short, non surgical, non-invasive treatment of spinal adjustments and therapies. It is designed to reduce your level of neck, back, extremity or joint pain, so that you can return to your normal activities of daily life as quickly as possible. Chiropractic diagnosis and treatment are focused on the neuromusculoskeletal system to reduce pain and improve functions of the body. Doctors of Chiropractic provide a complete physical examination and may also prescribe procedures such as radiological X-rays and clinical laboratory services as part of the diagnostic process.
"...chiropractic care is more cost effective than standard medical care in the management of work-related back injuries."– The Florida Study, 1998