When a patient comes into a chiropractor’s office, the Doctor of Chiropractic will perform a thorough health history and physical examination in order to assess the following and come to an accurate diagnosis:
A chiropractic adjustment is a high velocity low amplitude manual technique which can effectively realign the vertebrae. Realigning the vertebrae will not only increase joint mobility, but also balance the related muscle groups, thereby relieving muscle stiffness, and reducing the irritation to the nervous system.
Your chiropractor may use physiological methods such as cryotherapy, thermotherapy and interferential current etc as part of the treatment. The purpose of these add-on therapies is to decrease inflammation, relax muscles and promote blood circulation.
Chiropractors stress the importance of preventative and maintenance care. We believe staying healthy requires daily effort, including proper posture, appropriate exercises and a balanced diet.
Chiropractors obtained training in nutrition as part of their studies, and recognize that optimal nutrition is essential to optimal health. Vitamins and minerals are vital for proper body functioning, while intake of some other items should be limited. Please consult your chiropractor regarding your nutritional needs.
Proper posture is your key to good health. Proper posture is far more important than just looking healthy from the outside. As your spinal column plays a vital role in the normal functioning of the central nervous system, bad posture causing pressure and irritation to your spine can have a negative cascading effect to your body.