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What is a Family Chiropractor and How Can They Help Me?

What is a Family Chiropractor and How Can They Help Me?

family chiropractorAs a family chiropractor, we meet with a lot of new patients that are unfamiliar with the concept of chiropractic, what it entails, and what it can do for them.  Chiropractic is a therapy that considers disease the result of disorders of the nervous system.  Therefore, the one goal of a family chiropractor is to restore or to improve joint function, reduce inflammation and do away with discomfort. We focus on disorders that affect the musculoskeletal and the nervous system, which usually includes issues to do with neck and back irritation, headaches, and discomfort in the joints of the arms or legs.

Our patients experience a variety of difficulties with different parts of their body. Some of these problems can be caused by a single traumatic event, such incorrectly lifting a heavy object.  It can also be caused by repetitive stress, which is overusing or exerting too much stress  on a particular part of the body, causing damage to muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, or joints, etc.

We practice a hands-on, drug-free approach to healthcare and treat patients of all ages with a variety of heath issues. We conduct patient examinations, diagnose issues and then apply highly specialized procedures and treatments that include rehabilitative exercises, as well as dietary and lifestyle counseling. Our main goal is to get your body functioning as it would normally. Many people experience problems with their nervous system, joints, and muscles that impede their day to day lives and, as a family chiropractor, we are pleased to be able to offer our patients relief from these problems.

What Is A Chiropractic Adjustment?

‘Spinal manipulations’ or ‘adjustments’ are two of the most common therapeutic procedures done by a family chiropractor.  During an adjustment, we will gently apply a controlled pressure to joints that have become restricted in their movement. We try and reduce the pressure put on nerves and restore your spine’s natural alignment. Adjustments also alleviate any discomfort in various muscles that have become too stiff. Our goal is to restore full mobility to our patients, so that discomfort does not hinder their daily lives. Many of our patients feel immediate relief following their chiropractic treatment, but some do experience mild soreness that usually lasts anywhere from 12 to 48 hours and then fades away. If a certain part of your body feels sore, tender, strained or you feel an uncomfortable twinge or throbbing in your muscles or joints, you may be in need of a chiropractic adjustment.

Is Chiropractic Treatment Right For Me?

In many cases, chiropractic therapy may be the primary method of treatment, however, if other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care might just be one component of the overall treatment plan. We will help to relieve all the musculoskeletal aspects associated with your condition and let you know if we recommend that you receive additional care such as massage. Our practice has always adapted to each and every one of our patient’s individual needs, and we provide patients with safe, gentle, and effective care for a variety of common conditions without prescription drugs or invasive therapy. Visit our family chiropractor office for a consultation today so that we can help you on your road to recovery.