No. As a patient, your care is unique and customized to meet your specific conditions and needs. Treatment plans are based on our experience of caring for previous patients and are modified based upon how your body responds to the treatments.
We use a gentle approach to chiropractic care, which can be beneficial for all patients no matter your age or medical history. Our adjustments focus on postural correction to restore normal healthy movement and do not injure or weaken the muscular and ligaments structures of your spine.
Getting adjusted removes interference on your nervous system, so your body can heal itself. Our patients often get relief from lower back, shoulder, or neck pain, headaches or migraines, and many other symptoms without drugs or surgery. The primary purpose of chiropractic care is to identify the source of nerve interference, remove that interference, and let your body function the way it was made to function.
HOW DO CHIROPRACTORS DIAGNOSE YOUR CONDITION?
We start by getting your medical history, physical exam, and x-rays. As part of the physical exam, we utilize a spinal thermal scan to see how your nerves are functioning and electromyography to see the tension of your muscles.
The thermal scan finds inflammation around the spine that can irritate the nerves as they exit the spine. Muscle tension tells us where your body is out of balance. Your bones do not move themselves. It is the fascia, muscles, tendons and ligaments that cause movement of your bones. Movement is mostly good, but movement that results in irritating your nerves is not. Any interference of the function of your nerves will cause problems.
The x-rays give us structural information, such as:
- Underlying disease processes and disorders of the spine such as spinal deterioration or abnormal spinal development
- Arthritis of the spine
- Bone spurs
- Disc disorders
- Tumors and spinal curvature
We perform additional tests as needed to complete your exam. Diagnoses of your condition is made from analyzing all the information gathered and will be reported back to you at your second visit along with a treatment plan.
WHEN SHOULD I SEE A CHIROPRACTOR?
The goal of chiropractic care is to remove interference on your nervous system, so it can function at optimal performance. Think of chiropractic care as you think of dental care. Regular care of your nervous system is important for your body to function at its best.
We proactively brush our teeth, so we don’t get cavities or experience pain from our teeth. Proactive chiropractic care will help your body handle the stresses of life and reduce the aches and pains of life.
We are glad to help provide chiropractic care to help you get out of a crisis of pain. You can then decide if you want to continue with care to stabilize and maintain your health. We see you more often during a crisis but spread the visits out during the different phases of care. How far apart visits should be depends upon your body and your lifestyle choices.
WHAT IS A CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT?
There are many ways to make a chiropractic adjustment. We use a gentle approach with no popping, twisting or cracking to restore your posture and balance the tension on your spine, which removes nerve interference allowing your body to heal itself.
The adjustments feel somewhat like a massage of the neck but are specific to release tension and align your complete spine, hips, shoulders, neck, and head. Each visit starts with measuring your posture. We then adjust and recheck your posture. We repeat this process until your body is as balanced as possible on that day.
WHY DO YOU NEED TO KEEP COMING BACK?
Every day we experience physical, chemical, and emotional stress in our lives. That stress builds up on our nervous system like plaque builds up on uncared for teeth. If left unchecked, it will eventually cause pain and put us in crisis mode. Like regularly brushing our teeth is important to keep from getting cavities, regular chiropractic care can help to reduce the stress on our nervous system so you can enjoy your active lifestyle.
For more information, please contact Hunt Spinal Care.