What Chiropractors Do
Chiropractors are primarily concerned with locating and treating vertebral subluxations.
Using multiple unique and specialized techniques, the chiropractor checks the patient’s spine for any misalignments, fixations, or other abnormalities (vertebral subluxations). If subluxations or other abnormalities are detected, the chiropractor will generally apply a gentle force in a corrective manner to the affected spinal area. In addition to spinal adjusting; soft tissue techniques, FMT (fascial movement taping) taping, stretching/exercise, dietary/nutritional counseling, and lifestyle modification programs are commonly recommended.
Conditions that Benefit from Chiropractic Care
- Neck and back pain
- Extremity (shoulder, elbow, hand, knee, foot) pain relief
- Headache relief
- TMJ dysfunction
- Decreased mobility and range of motion
- Stiffness and muscle spasms
- Improvement in sports performance
- Restless or poor sleep
- Digestion and or reflux symptoms
- Arthritic joint pain
- Immune system dysfunction (autoimmune dysfunction)
- Improved relaxation and overall sense of well-being
- Improved balance and coordination
- Reduced degeneration and risk of injury
- Enhanced tissue healing
- Decrease in infant colicky symptoms and ear infections in children
Acute care is the treatment performed when you are experiencing musculoskeletal pain, whether from a specific injury, or even if the pain is idiopathic (of unknown origin) in nature. The goal of acute care is to relieve your pain, reduce irritation that is contributing to your pain, and restore normal range of motion to the affected joint. Depending upon the severity of your injury/condition, this stage of care can be as little as one or two treatments, or can involve as many as several treatments per week for several weeks, along with instructions for home care that will aid in speeding the healing process.
What is Maintenance Care?
More often than not, when we tell someone we are a chiropractic office, they immediately associate us with neck and/or back pain relief. What many do not realize however, is that chiropractic is a health care modality that provides significantly more than just a solution for pain. Chiropractic is a lifestyle that involves all aspects of wellness, including exercise, nutrition, personal development, and stress relief. We define chiropractic as the discovery and removal of the vertebral subluxation, which is an interference that is taking place in your Central Nervous System (CNS). It is important to recognize that our CNS is the master controller of our entire body and it directly correlates to our ability to function and exist.
People who are suffering with symptoms such as pain, headaches, allergies, asthma, digestive issues, and other conditions are likely living in a subluxated state. When we provide these individuals with an adjustment, we are able to remove the interference, allowing the body’s natural ability to care for itself resulting in the elimination and or the lessening of these symptoms. In addition, patients who are under regular chiropractic care experience less symptoms overall and are able to adapt to the many stressors of life.
At Thrive for Life we believe the body has the ability to heal itself and function optimally. This is only true if there is nothing interfering with that process. Our focus as specialists is to find the cause of the interference and or imbalance and do everything we can to correct it, allowing the body to once again heal itself and thrive! We do not claim to treat conditions or cure disease; we are simply working to support and restore the body’s natural healing abilities.