Chiropractic MedicineA drug-free, hands-on approach to medicine.
What is Chiropractic Medicine?
Doctors of Chiropractic practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
Chiropractic medicine treats the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system using manual therapies such as spinal manipulation, which includes manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues. These manipulations restore mobility in joints that may have become hypomobile or misaligned due to tissue injury. By alleviating pain and muscle tightness, chiropractic adjustments assist in healing injured tissues.
Chiropractic care typically focuses on treating neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and chiropractic care prides itself in the fact that it looks for and treats the source of the problem and not just the symptoms.
Doctors of Chiropractic may assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate. Chiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team.
Conditions Treated With Chiropractic Medicine
• Tensions headaches and migraines
• All Varieties of Lower Back Pain incuding: herniated disc, sciatica, piriformis syndrome, sacroiliac dysfunction (SI pain), spondylolisthesis, stenosis, muscle spasm
• Herniated Disc, Whiplash and other Neck Pain
• TMJ Dysfunction
• Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
• All Joint Pain
• Rotator Cuff Injury, Frozen Shoulder, Bursitis and other Shoulder Dysfunction
• Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow, and other Elbow Pain or Dysfunction
• Trigger Finger, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other Wrist Pain
• Arthritis of the Hip and other Hip Pain
• Meniscal Tears, Strains and other Knee Pain
• Ankle Strain, Spain and other Pain
• Plantar Fascitis, Excessive Pronation and other Foot Dysfunction