Chiropractic focuses on the musculoskeletal and the nervous systems. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the arms or legs, headaches, as well as joint and extremity pain. Because of corresponding reflexes that occur within the body, some organ dysfunction can also be treated through chiropractic techniques, including but not limited to menstrual disorders, stomach and gallbladder pain, breathing disorders and intestinal discomfort.
Chiropractic offers something no other medical sciences offer: spinal manipulation. Joints can become restricted in their movement due to tissue injury. The injury could be from a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. Injured tissues in turn cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thus alleviating pain and muscle tightness and allowing tissues to heal.
An initial assessment of your issue may include orthopedic and neurologic examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine the most appropriate care.
If chiropractic care is not appropriate or warrants co-management, we will refer you to other health care professionals to help as part of your health management team.