Doctors of chiropractic (chiropractors) are spine and musculoskeletal (MSK) system experts specifically trained to diagnose the underlying cause, treat and recommend an individualized treatment plan with options to relieve pain, restore mobility and prevent reoccurrence so people can lead healthy active lives.
What conditions do chiropractors treat?
Chiropractors can help if you have:
- Low Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Mid Back Pain
- Headaches or Migraines
- Whiplash or Auto Accident Injuries
- Sprains and Strains
- Sports Injuries
- Intervertebral Disc Herniation/Bulge
- Spinal Stenosis
- Shoulder Pain
- Hip Pain
- Extremity Pain
What treatments do chiropractors use?
Chiropractors are most well known for a treatment called joint manipulation which is more commonly known as an "adjustment." This is however only one of the many treatments offered by chiropractors. Some other treatments your chiropractor may offer are:
- Joint mobilization
- Therapeutic exercise prescription
- Soft tissue treatments
- Education and advice about home care
- Postural correction
What happens at my first visit?
- When you arrive at our clinic you will be asked to fill out some basic health history forms. These only take a few minutes but feel free to arrive a few minutes before your scheduled time to ensure plenty of time for these.
- One of our chiropractors will come to get you from the waiting room and take you back to the exam room.
- You and the chiropractor will discuss in detail the nature of your visit and the history of your condition.
- The chiropractor will perform a detailed neurological and orthopedic physical exam which will look at things like your reflexes, muscle strength, sensation, range of motion and how you move.
- The chiropractor will give you a detailed explanation of what is causing your pain and if they are able to help. If any imaging studies are needed, they will be ordered at this time.
- An informed consent form will be signed by both you and the chiropractor.
- Now it is time for any treatment, the chiropractor will explain any procedure or exercise to you so you can be fully comfortable with it.
Is chiropractic care safe?
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and conservative in nature, the risk of a serious side effect is extremely low. While most people feel a sense of relief, it is possible that following a chiropractic treatment you may experience mild soreness that should go away quickly. Before you have a chiropractic treatment, ask to discuss any concerns you have with your chiropractor.