WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat complaints including back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
For patients with chronic low back pain, American College of Physicians recommends that physicians and patients consider non-drug therapy with exercise, activity and spinal manipulation treatment.
Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – 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, manual therapy and lifestyle counseling.
In many cases, such as lower back pain, proper exercise and chiropractic care may be the best method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition. Our office works very closely with numerous medical facilities in our region to better help our patients.