Doctors of Chiropractic use a hands-on approach to treating and correcting health related problems. Chiropractors use small thrust or "adjustments" into the joints throughout the body that is designed to improve joint range of motion. Chiropractic Adjustments are used to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury caused by a traumatic events (macro-trauma), such as falling, or repetitive stress injuries (micro-trauma), such as sitting without proper back support.
The theory behind chiropractic is that improper alignment of the body's musculoskeletal structure affects the nervous system causing dis-ease. Chiropractors primarily focus treatment on the spinal column because every part of your body is attached to the brain and nervous system and each nerve has to travel through the spinal bones. Treating the body at this depth corrects underlying problems at the source. Chiropractors also treat the various other joints of the body with tremendous success e.g. knees, hips, shoulders etc.
Chiropractic is primarily used as a pain relief alternative for muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue, such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. In many cases it is used as a preventative medicine, just like exercise is used to keep one healthy. Where chiropractic differs from medicine is that it treats the cause of dis-ease as opposed to treating the symptoms of disease. Chiropractic is a physical medicines just like physical therapy or acupuncture and it requires repeated treatments to return one to full health.
Our approach to care chiropractic treatment is simple and can be broken down into 5 Phases of treatment.
Chiropractic Trial Period
Every new chiropractic patient must first start with a trial period to determine if chiropractic treatment will be an effective for their condition. A Trial of chiropractic is 6 visits in the first 2 weeks. Upon completion you should be experiencing significant and encouraging signs that the treatment is moving you towards correction. If successful you qualify to continue with the initial pain relief phase of treatment. If you do not have success we will make sure you are referred to the appropriate health care professional that can help you.
Initial Pain Relief
This phase of treatment is designed to get you out of pain fast. This will take 6 to 12 visits over 2-4 weeks. The treatment will reduce your pain to manageable levels.
The goal of any treatment plan is to resolve your condition. This phase of treatment takes 4-8 visits over 2-4 weeks. During this phase of treatment we will use proven pain relieving treatments that will get your body back to normal and ready for the rehabilitative phase of treatment.
The Rehabilitative phase of treatment is designed to give you the tools you need to keep your condition from returning. This phase of treatment takes 4 weeks and has a strong emphasis on home care and lifestyle corrections.
Completing corrective and rehabilitative care qualifies you for one of our reduced-fee wellness plans. Wellness care or supportive care is a personalized phase of treatment that is designed to keep you healthy and prevent any setbacks that might occur after your condition has been corrected.