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What is Chiropractic?

Doctors of Chiropractic practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

Chiropractic is the separate and distinct branch of the healing arts whose science and art utilize the inherent recuperative powers of the body and the relationship between the musculoskeletal structures and functions of the body, particularly of the spinal column and the nervous system, in the restoration and maintenance of health. Chiropractic is a learned profession (requiring a doctorate degree) which teaches that the relationship between structure and function in the human body is a significant health factor and that such relationships between the spinal column and the nervous system are most significant, since the normal transmission and expression of nerve energy is essential to the restoration and maintenance of health.

Chiropractic is based on the idea that the body is self-sustaining and self-healing. The body is in essence completely controlled by the brain through its connection via the spinal cord and the vast networks of nerves that make up the body. When this system is not functioning at its peak, the overall performance of the human body is lacking.

Chiropractors will refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or when the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team.

What to expect?
On the first visit the doctors will go over your health history, current symptoms, and then assess your condition by doing an examination. We do not need or take routine x-rays. Our doctors will then explain their findings and make adjustments to correct the problem. They will attempt to make progress on that first visit. After your appointment the doctor will make a suggestion for a treatment plan. Depending on your condition and diagnosis you may need to return for several more visits.

Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.

 

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