What is Chiropractic:
Chiropractic is the science of treating ailments by manipulations or adjustments of articular structures (bones) of the spine, skeleton and soft tissues. This conservative and noninvasive approach is based on the scientific fact your brain controls the proper function of your body via the nervous system.
By maintaining the working balance of your spine, muscles and nerves; along with eating right, exercising, proper rest and positive thinking, your body functions its best. Doctors of Chiropractic, (D.C.), specialize in this form of healthcare. We are capable of administering an extensive exam to determine if someone is a chiropractic patient or if they should be referred to other healthcare professionals. We work closely with your family doctor and specialists for a team approach to provide the best care for you and your family.
Life and its everyday chores, sports, stress and work activities can strain muscles that are attached to your spinal bones. If the bones stay twisted and out of place, or the muscle remain tight, this limits the motion of the bones they are attached to. The ability of the spine to provide the normal range of motion will diminish more and more over time. Removing these limitations is the only way to restore the natural movement and balance so your body can feel its best.
The longer these limitations exist, the more permanent they become and the more symptoms you will experience. You don’t wait for tooth pain before scheduling an appointment with your dentist do you? Don’t wait for spinal pain to seek chiropractic care. The time needed to feel better could be much longer than you would like. There is no quick fix.
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What Can I Expect on My First Visit to a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)?
The first thing a chiropractor will do is ask you about the health complaints about which you are chiefly concerned. The DC will also ask about your family history, dietary habits, other care you may have had (chiropractic, osteopathic, medical, etc.), your job, and other questions designed to help determine the nature of your illness and the best way to go about treating the problem.
A physical examination will be performed in accordance with your DC's clinical judgment, which may include x-rays, laboratory analysis and other diagnostic procedures. In addition, a careful spinal examination and posture analysis will be performed to detect any structural abnormalities, which may be affecting or causing your condition. All of these elements are important components of your total health profile, and vital to the doctor of chiropractic in evaluating your problem.
An "adjustment", as Doctors of Chiropractic use the term, means the specific manipulation of vertebrae, which have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. Doctors of Chiropractic spend years learning motion palpation (the art of examining by movement or touch) and other forms of spinal examining procedures, so that they can administer specific and appropriate spinal adjustments.
Once the DC has identified the problem, he/she will begin care by way of these adjustments or "manipulations." Particular attention will be paid to that area of your spine where a spinal derangement or "subluxation" has been detected. The adjustment is usually given by hand or "activator" type instruments, and consists of applying pressure to the areas of the spine that are out of alignment or that do not move properly within their normal range of motion. The specific procedure to be used will be determined and explained completely to you following a careful evaluation of your information and physical findings.
- From Chiroweb.com