Chiropractic Care

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Chiropractic Care

A drug-free approach to health care.

A small misalignment in the spine can affect the rest of the body. With a misalignment, the nerves in your spinal cord can become compressed. Because these nerves extend to other parts of your body, compression in the spinal nerves can directly affect your organs and glands.

A Doctor of Chiropractic (DCs) cares for patients of all ages, from infants to seniors. They offer a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care. Back pain, neck pain, headaches, and acute and chronic pain, are often eliminated or greatly reduced through the use of chiropractic techniques.

A healthy body structure supports healthy body function—that’s why chiropractic care can provide a wide variety of general health benefits.

Key services

  • Chiropractic care for children and adults
  • Chiropractic care during pregnancy
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Management and treatment for headaches, sciatica, neck pain, low back pain, shoulder pain, arm or leg pain

Talk to a chiropractor if:

  • You have chronic joint or muscle pain
  • You have frequent headaches
  • Your job requires long periods of sitting or standing
  • The soles of your shoes wear differently
  • You’ve had a sports injury or been in a car accident recently
  • You’ve been diagnosed with arthritis, fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome
  • You want to be proactive and protect your health
When most people think about chiropractors, they think about back pain. And while that’s a big part of what chiropractors do, it’s not the only health issue they address.

Chiropractors reduce the spinal nerve stress that impacts your overall health and mobility. This nerve stress is often painless, but the hidden effects can weaken your internal organs, reduce your immune resistance and set the stage for all kinds of health disorders. You might be surprised by what chiropractic care will do for you!

Treating neck and back pain

Your back and neck is a complicated structure of bones, joints, muscles and ligaments. There are a lot of working parts that can become strained, bruised, irritated or ruptured.

After a thorough evaluation, your chiropractor may address your pain through a series of spinal manipulations. This hands-on treatment typically involves providing controlled force to the joints in your spine. Your chiropractor may also stabilize joints while manipulating your body through a series of stretches.

Manipulation is designed to restore structural alignment and/or improve mobility in your joints. Your chiropractor may also recommend mild electrotherapy, nutrition or exercise therapy as part of your care.

Relief during pregnancy

Pregnancy shifts your center of gravity forward, affecting the curvature of your back and placing extra stress on your spine. These changes can cause pain and postural imbalances.

Chiropractic treatment is a safe way to address lower back pain during pregnancy. This can be a particularly attractive option for women who want to avoid taking pain medication while they are pregnant.

During pregnancy, your pelvis can be pulled out of alignment placing stress on the uterus and supporting ligaments and may make it more difficult for your baby to position itself for birth.

The potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
  • Relieving back pain
  • Reducing labor and delivery time
  • Supporting a healthier pregnancy
After delivery, chiropractic care can help address any joint issues that developed during your pregnancy. Ideally, your joints should be back in proper alignment before your pelvic ligaments tighten up again.

Chiropractic care for kids

Chiropractic care isn’t just for adults. Many parents today are turning to chiropractic to address common childhood concerns like ear infections, colic, asthma and allergies.

Remember, chiropractors don’t treat disease. What they can do is address spinal issues that may be causing your child pain or preventing his or her immune system from working efficiently.

Back pain prevention tips 

Lift safely

  • Bend your knees, tighten your abdominal muscles and keep the object being lifted close to your body
  • Safe lifting involves using your legs instead of your back

Minimize and avoid twisting motions

  • Pay close attention to how you are moving your spine, as well as any warning signs such as pain or tightness that may indicate trouble

Drink plenty of water

  • Our bodies are comprised of approximately 70% water. Drink at least 6 to 8 eight-ounce glasses of water per day.

Live an active life and strengthen your abs

  • Exercise and activity helps keep the muscles of the spine strong
  • Strengthen your core to help avoid back pain
  • Include stretching to avoid stiffness, which causes pain. Stiff muscles are a precursor to injury.

Maintain a healthy weight

  • Maintain a healthy weight to avoid excess strain on your lower back
  • Consuming foods that contain calcium and vitamin D can help prevent osteoporosis which can lead to compression fractures and low back pain

Finding the best sleeping positions

  • If you sleep on your side, try putting a pillow between your knees
  • If you sleep on your back, use a pillow under your knees
  • Avoid sleeping on your stomach

Watch your posture

  • Wear low-heeled shoes
  • Purposely interrupt long periods of sitting – force yourself to get up from your chair as much as your work environment will permit. Sitting loads the spine and compresses the disks, leading to disk problems.
  • Using a computer for long periods of time can also cause posture problems, such as kyphosis (hump back) and neck problems

If you smoke, quit

  • Smoking increases risk of bone loss (osteoporosis) and increases your sensitivity to pain
  • Smoking interferes with blood circulation. Decreased circulation may increase the speed of degeneration or slow healing of the discs.

Manage stress

  • Manage stress in your life, both at home and at work. Emotional stress takes a toll on you physically with tense muscles and stiffness.

Try a holistic approach

  • Holistic body techniques and systems such as massage therapy, yoga, Pilates, acupuncture or chiropractic care are a great way to keep the structures of your spine tuned up for a lifetime

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