What is chiropractic care and how does it work?
Chiropractic care is health care that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on the spine and nervous system.
The purpose of chiropractic care is to reduce pain, improve body function and promote overall wellness by removing stress from the nervous system and improving mobility. It is based on the idea that the body has an innate ability to heal itself. Chiropractic care can help to facilitate this healing process by restoring proper alignment of the body's musculoskeletal system.
What conditions can chiropractic treatment help with?
Chiropractic treatment can help with a wide range of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, sports injuries, joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, musculoskeletal pain, posture and more. It can also be used to improve range of motion as well as flexibility and help with the management of arthritis and spinal degeneration.
What can I expect during my first visit to a chiropractor?
During your first visit to a chiropractor, you can expect to fill out paperwork about your health history with a thorough physical examination. Your chiropractor will review your history with you and ask questions about your current symptoms, lifestyle, diet, and medical history. Depending on your condition, x-rays or other testing may need to be ordered and performed as well. Once all information is gathered, your chiropractor will discuss a treatment plan with you that may include chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, exercises, and lifestyle changes.
How many chiropractic treatments will I need?
The number of chiropractic treatments needed depends on the patient’s health goals and the nature of their condition. Generally, chiropractic treatment can range from a single session to multiple treatments over a period of weeks or months. Your chiropractor will be able to advise you on the best course of treatment for your condition to achieve optimal health and wellness.
Do you take insurance?
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How do I know if a chiropractor is qualified?
Dr. Michael Watins obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the prestigious New York Chiropractic College. He specializes in stress-related problems and has an extensive background in the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries, Posture, Ergonomic Related Conditions, Headaches, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Graston Technique, Functional movement screen, Selective Functional Movement Screen, Active Release Technique (ART) and Radiology. His approach is very hands on with tailored treatment plans that are specific to the individual.
Dr. Junsung Park received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in New York Chiropractic College where he graduated with honors and as a member of Phi Chi Omega honors society. Dr. Junsung Park concentrates his focus in treating headaches, neck, and low back discomforts with a more gentle and specific approach with various chiropractic techniques. As a native Korean, Dr. Junsung Park is fluent in both Korean and English.
Dr. Andrew Spehar graduated with honors as a Doctor of Chiropractic from Logan University's College of Chiropractic. He specializes in treating a variety of musculoskeletal issues and has extensive study in several chiropractic and soft tissue techniques including Diversified Technique, Gonstead, Flexion-Distraction, Instrument Assisted Adjustments and Active Release Technique (ART). His goal is to improve mobility and functional performance.
Dr. Nicholas Riccio is a 2008 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. While attending the first chiropractic school he learned a variety of techniques to treat various conditions. Dr Riccio believes that repetitive postural stresses cause spinal disfunction, and that regular chiropractic care will make sure that your body is functioning correctly, putting less stress on your central nervous system.
Can I see a chiropractor instead of an orthopedic doctor?
Yes, you can see a chiropractor instead of an orthopedic doctor. Both are trained extensively on managing pain and irritation from a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. If you’re experiencing musculoskeletal pain, a chiropractor is a good place to start. Depending on the cause of your condition, a chiropractor may be able to provide treatment and relief. However, if your injury is more serious, complex, and may require surgery, we can refer you to an orthopedic doctor.
How safe is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care is considered safe and low risk when performed by a licensed chiropractor. The most common side effects are minimal and include muscle soreness, headache, and fatigue after a chiropractic adjustment. A thorough examination performed before initiating care will determine that your condition can safely be treated with chiropractic care. If a patient has a pre-existing medical condition, the chiropractor will diagnosis the condition and then make the appropriate treatment recommendations.
Can chiropractic care be used in conjunction with other medical treatments?
Yes, chiropractic care can be used in conjunction with other medical treatments. Chiropractic care can be used to address musculoskeletal pain, improve flexibility/range of motion, and reduce inflammation. As a result, many medical doctors recommend utilizing chiropractic care as a treatment protocol that hand-in-hand with other conventional medical treatments.
What is the difference between a chiropractor and a massage therapist?
While often utilized together as part of a patient’s care plan, chiropractors and massage therapists differ in their training and approach to care. A chiropractor is a health care professional who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders. They use manual adjustments, manipulation, and other techniques to treat the body's musculoskeletal system and improve overall health. A massage therapist is a health care professional who specializes in manipulating the soft tissues of the body for therapeutic purposes. Massage therapy can be used to relieve pain, reduce stress, and promote relaxation.
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- - Subluxation
- - Cold Laser (LLLT)
- - Postural Correction
- - Diversified Spinal Adjustment
- - Activator
- - Active Release Technique (ART)
- - Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
- - Graston Technique
- - Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
- - Flexion Distraction
- - Lumbar Traction
- - Electrical Muscle Stimulation
- - Kinesio Tape/ Rock Tape
- TMJ Treatment
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