“The roots of chiropractic care can be traced all the way back to the beginning of recorded time. Writings from China and Greece written in 2700 B.C. and 1500 B.C. mention spinal manipulation and the maneuvering of the lower extremities to ease low back pain. Hippocrates, the Greek physician, who lived from 460 to 357 B.C., also published texts detailing the importance of chiropractic care. In one of his writings he declares, ‘Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases’.”
What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic is a natural and non-invasive (without the administration of drugs or surgery) form of health care that is based on the principle that the body has the innate ability to heal itself when given what it needs.
Chiropractors work with the NeuroMusculoSkeletal system of an individual to restore proper function. One’s health is either directly or indirectly controlled by the nervous system and interference within the nervous system (due to trauma or biomechanical instability) impairs normal function (dis-ease) and lowers resistance to disease. We will work with you to achieve your health goals by establishing a personalized treatment plan and teaching how to continue living a healthy lifestyle.
Through chiropractic adjustments, nervous system interference due to abnormalities in the musculoskeletal relationships of the vertebrae (called subluxations) can be corrected. This allows the nervous system to function properly, enabling the body to self-regulate and self-heal through its own natural recuperative powers.
We are highly skilled in the art of adjusting all the articulations of the body. Adjustments are gentle and specific physical maneuvers that can be applied safely to people of any age. We also work with every patient for proper exercise and conditioning for their individual health issue and situation. In the process of working with the patient through acute or chronic care we may employ several physical therapy modalities, nutrition, stress management, and so on, always taking a holistic view of the patient’s situation. When indicated, doctors of chiropractic consult with, co-manage with, or refer to other health care providers.
- Pregnancy Chiropractic (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, ICPA)
- Pre and Post Natal Chiropractic (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, ICPA)
- Infant and Child Chiropractic (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, ICPA)
- Child Development (Carrick Neurology Institute)
- Sports Chiropractic
- Back and Neck Pain
- Numbness, Pain, Tingling into arms/hands and legs/feet
- Myofascial and muscular pain/dysfunction
Chiropractic Scope of Practice can differ from state to state. Here is a broad overview provided by the ACA:
“Doctors of chiropractic frequently treat individuals with neuromusculoskeletal complaints, such as headaches, joint pain, neck pain, low back pain and sciatica. Chiropractors also treat patients withosteoarthritis, spinal disk conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, sprains, and strains.
However, the scope of conditions that Doctors of chiropractic manage or provide care for is not limited to neuromusculoskeletal disorders. Chiropractors have the training to treat a variety of non-neuromusculoskeletal conditions such as: allergies, asthma, digestive disorders, otitis media (non-suppurative) and other disorders as new research is developed.
A variety of techniques, treatment and procedure are used to restore healing which will be the topic of future education releases.”
American Chiropracic Association. Scope of Practice. www.acatoday.org. Viewed August 2013.
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