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A Doctorate of Chiropractic is a primary care doctor who specializes in spinal health and well-being. They focus on the prevention, diagnosis and conservative care of spine-related disorders and other painful joint issues. The word 'chiropractic' means 'to perform by hand.' Chiropractors use adjustments to restore joint function and support the nervous system. They help patients maintain optimal health while avoiding unnecessary drugs or surgery. In addition to adjustments, chiropractors also provide soft-tissue therapies, lifestyle recommendations, fitness coaching and nutritional advice.
A chiropractic adjustment, or manipulation, is the most common chiropractic service provided by chiropractors. It is a procedure in which a very gentle and specific force (using hands or a hand-held tool) is used to move a restricted joint back into proper alignment. An audible 'pop' or 'crack' sound may be heard as gas is released from the joint space. By re-aligning the joint, one will often notice an increased range of motion as well as a decrease in discomfort. Extensive research shows that chiropractic treatment can help with conditions such as low back pain, arm and leg pain, neck pain, headaches and much more.
It is important to address not only the spine, but also the muscular component of pain and discomfort. Muscle adhesions can lead to joint dysfunction if left untreated. The goal of myofascial release is to break up muscle adhesions to help relax the muscle, thus improving muscular function. Myofascial release can be performed with hands-on treatment (trigger-point therapy) or with an instrument. Improving muscular function helps to decrease low back pain, extremity pain, neck pain, headaches and much more.
Kinesiology taping is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body's natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body's range of motion. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, kinesiology tape is safe for all ages and treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other conditions. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, kinesiology taping alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space, allowing a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body. It is based on the principle that energy, known as Qi, flows through pathways called meridians. The goal of acupuncture is to balance the flow of Qi to promote physical and emotional well-being. It has been used to treat various conditions such as pain, nausea, anxiety, and infertility.
Chiropractic is based on the premise that the body is able to achieve and maintain health through its own natural recuperative powers, provided it has a properly functioning nervous system and receives the necessary health maintenance components. These components include adequate nutrition, water, rest, exercise and clean air.