CHIROPRACTIC CARE IS NECESSARY
Have you considered seeking chiropractic care? At mend, we focus on improving and maintaining healthy function of the spine and nervous system through chiropractic adjustments. When your spinal column is in alignment, the rest of your body is better equipped to function properly. However, daily activities, injuries, and health conditions can lead to dysfunction of the spine, which may cause pain, discomfort, and other symptoms. A major symptom of spinal dysfunction is musculoskeletal pain, which affects the neck, back, and extremities, telling you that something is wrong with the spine. Our licensed chiropractors will assess the function of your spine, determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs, and correct any dysfunction through specific chiropractic adjustments, returning the body to a natural state of health.
What Is A Chiropractor?
A chiropractor is a skilled clinician who specializes in treating musculoskeletal conditions using non-invasive techniques, such as manipulation and manual adjustment. To qualify as a chiropractor, health specialists must take four years of doctoral study in a graduate school accredited by the United States Department of Education.
Following graduation, candidates then have to pass national board examinations before they are granted a license to practice. They must also maintain their license through approved continuing education activities each year.
Why is Chiropractic Care Necessary?
Many of our patients explain a feeling of release following an adjustment. It is also common for our patients to report a significant decrease or disappearance of their headache following an adjustment. Chiropractic care can also relieve common symptoms such as:
- Neck pain
- Lower back pain
- Hip pain
- Pinched nerves
- Herniated discs
- Pain in the extremities
And So Much More!
What Is Chiropractic Therapy?
Chiropractic therapy is a well-established method of treating musculoskeletal conditions using manual manipulation techniques and precision adjustments. Chiropractic treatments can be complementary to medical care for some patients, but for many conditions, chiropractic therapy is recommended as the primary treatment.
Chiropractors apply controlled force onto a joint using their hands or specially designed chiropractic tools. The force is applied very quickly in a series of precise movements, and as a result, joints and surrounding tissues realign and start to heal.
What Techniques Are Used By Chiropractors?
There are a number of techniques chiropractors may use depending on a patient's condition. Our doctors use three primary methods. Our core method is the diversified technique, which consists of manual manipulation. Our doctors also use the Thompson Technique, which consists of manual manipulation while a patient lays on a drop table. A drop table helps soften adjustments during manual manipulation.
The third chiropractic method our doctors use is the Activator Technique, in which our doctors treat the problem area with a device called an Activator Adjusting Instrument, which delivers soft blows to areas that need treatment.
Does Having Chiropractic Treatment Hurt?
The goal of any chiropractic treatment is to help relieve pain, and most patients find their sessions cause little or no discomfort. The treatment process may feel somewhat strange at first, but it shouldn't be painful providing you use expert practitioners like our doctors.
You may feel slightly sore or achy after your treatment as the joints and tissues adjust and settle. It's similar to the way you might feel after a session at the gym, and it should fade within 48 hours.
Our doctors will take excellent care of you during your treatment, and you'll receive plenty of good advice from them about getting the best results from your therapy. To learn more, just come on into the practice. Our team of wellness practitioners is eager to treat patients of all ages, so call us today or reach out to us online.