Chiropractic is a health profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs and headaches.
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.
We provide individualized care for you in a personalized environment. We are conservative in our approach, giving the treatment you need without being excessive. Established relationships with other medical specialties - radiologists, neurologists, orthopedists, spinal surgeons and physical therapists, are maintained to provide you with an excellent continuum of care when referrals are required.
Upon injury, the individual often alters the normal position or flexibility of the spinal vertebrae. Chiropractic treatment is designed to restore normal alignment and thus minimize pain and suffering. Gentle manipulative therapy or “adjustment” is often effective in rapidly returning the injured person to a productive status. The doctor of chiropractic can also provide guidance with advice designed to reduce work-related injuries, proper lifting procedures and therapeutic stretching exercises.
Needles are placed into specific acupuncture points thought to relate to corresponding body parts along the meridian system, a weblike network throughout your body. Acupuncture prompts the release of stem cells, which can help tendons and other tissues repair themselves, and also produces anti-inflammatory substances that are associated with healing. It triggers the release of nitric oxide, a gas that improves circulation in the smallest blood vessels in the skin. By carrying substances that can help dull pain and reduce inflammation, this microcirculation is essential to the healing process. Acupuncture also has a dramatic effect on the nervous system, reducing the flight or fight response, calming one down so the body can rejuvenate faster.