Is Chiropractic Care Right for Me?
By Debra Rodzinak
If you are brand new to chiropractic care or are considering going to a chiropractor for the very first time, you may have many questions and concerns. You may wonder if chiropractic is the right course for your back pain, headaches, or arthritis.
By definition, a chiropractor is “a health care professional focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and manipulation of the spine.”
When I first began going to my chiropractor, I was afraid he was going to put me in some medieval machine and hang me from the ceiling. There was nothing farther from the truth. He was warm, caring, and asked me what I was comfortable with as far as procedures. He was careful to explain exactly what each procedure entailed, and after my first treatment, I was very relieved and excited to go back.
The Focus of Chiropractic
At The Joint, the chiropractors are focused on treating you as an individual. Through the use of manual adjustments and manipulation of the spine, chiropractors at The Joint believe in the relief of pain without the use of drugs. Chiropractic is generally thought of as alternative medicine, but I believe it should be categorized as initial medicine.
Fundamental Beliefs and Goals
Chiropractors believe in the close relationship between the spine and the nervous system. Damage or misalignment of the spine can affect the nervous system. Chiropractic treatment restores the structural integrity of the spine, reduces pressure on the sensitive tissue surrounding the delicate nerves in the spine, and improve the overall health of an individual.
The chiropractors at The Joint hold these beliefs and work toward improving overall individual health with gentle, manual adjustments to the spine.
Chiropractors treat a variety of conditions without the use of drugs or surgery. Certain types of conditions treated include:
- Lower back pain
- Leg pain (sciatica)
- Injuries from sports or vehicle accidents
- Pain from arthritis
At The Joint, the patient is in control of his own health plan. An initial consultation, evaluation, and treatment are included in the first visit. With no pesky insurance forms to fill out or appointment times to remember, walk in to one of The Joint’s many convenient locations with extended hours during the week or on the weekend. A visit to The Joint is often less expensive than many insurance copays. The doctors at The Joint are ready to work with you to develop a plan to relieve your back pain today.