What is a Chiropractor?
Chiropractor, comes from the Latin meaning chiros– hands, practor– practitioner.
Chiropractors are highly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders of the spine and extremities. When there is a kink, or a subluxated joint, the spinal nerves are unable to function maximally. A chiropractic adjustment can open up the joint space, so that the nerves can send their messages freely throughout the body.
When the source of pain involves musculoskeletal structures, chiropractors may manipulate or adjust the spinal column. Chiropractic treatment can help alleviate pain associated with neck pain, back pain, headaches, trigger points, arthritis, disc injuries, shoulder, hip, and knee pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, pregnancy discomfort, sports injuries and much more!
Unlike medical doctors, chiropractic doctors do not prescribe medications. Chiropractors attend school for four years and receive a degree of Doctor of Chiropractic.
Chiropractic care is used by millions of people every day, ranging in age from toddlers to seniors.
Your First Treatment
The initial consult includes a thorough history and examination, to determine the proper diagnosis and care. Gentle treatments are then applied to the necessary bones, muscles and joints that are affected, to restore motion and function.
The first appointment takes about 40 minutes.
With proper diagnosis, treatment and exercise, we can help your body heal itself.