"Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases"
Hippocrates-father of medicine-Greek physician 460BC
WHAT IS A CHIROPRACTOR ANYWAY?
Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C.) are pioneers in the field of natural, non invasive care, promoting science based approaches to a wide variety of aliments. Chiropractors are doctors who practice natural and conservative methods of health care. Chiropractic is one of the largest, regulated healthcare professions. Chiropractors are among the highest educated in the healthcare industry having the same amount of schooling as medical doctors.
WHAT WE DO
We use all natural, drug free, surgery free approaches to getting you better.These approaches include chiropractic adjustments, nutrition, exercise, physical therapy, postural and breathing techniques as well as stress reduction and lifestyle counseling (ie,what you should and should not do while you are out of our office). We assess every aspect of your health.
We have a deep understanding and respect for the human body's ability to heal itself without the use of any invasive procedures. We devote careful attention to the biomechanics, structure and function of the body. We assess its effects on the immune system and the restoration of health.
In my office, the latest scientific methods of both modern medicine and natural approaches are used. I incorporate chiropractic, orthopedic and neurological testing and individualized course of treatment will be planned to fit your specific needs-whether you are recuperating from an injury or just want to start on the road to better health.
BUT WHAT EXACTLY DO WE DO?
Your body undergoes many stresses all day long (physical stress, nutritional stress, enviromental stress, pyschological stress). These stresses put a big strain on your nervous system and in turn it causes your spine to twist, bend and got out of whack. As a chiropractor, one of the main methods I use is the chiropractic adjustment. This is a series of maneuvers that will help to untwist, unbend and realign your spine, helping your body to recuperate and get back to health. The adjustments are quick, very effective and extremely safe ( with years of scientific research to prove it). They do not hurt, as a matter of fact, they feel great! And remember, to make sure I get you as healthy as possible, nutrition, exercise, muscle balance and lifestyle counseling are a big part of your treatment as well.
WHAT WE TREAT
Chiropractors are generally known for their success in treating injuries of the muscles and joints, but we do much more than that. We help take care of many of your health care concerns, naturally.
Doctors of chiropractic frequently diagnose and treat nueromusculoskeletal (nerves, muscles, joints) complaints, such as headaches, joint pain, neck pain, low back pain, shoulder pain, pain due to pregnancy, sciatica and leg pain, numbness, scoliosis, joint and muscle stiffness, etc. Chiropractors also treat arthiritis, spinal disk conditions (hernations, slipped disks), carpel tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, rotator cuff syndrome, tennis elbow, sprains and strains. We help you recover from injuries and accidents (sports injuries, car accidents and falls).
We also bring you back to health from postural imbalances and improper alignment. So whether you're not feeling good because you're sitting at your desk all day or standing on your feet for countless of hours, or whether you've slept wrong, picked something up wrong, don't exercise enough or have pushed yourself too much, we can help you get better fast as well strengthen your body so it is less apt to happen again.
But don't forget, our scope of practice also includes many other conditions as well. We are trained to treat a variety of conditions such as allergies,asthma, digestive disorders, children's and adults ear infections, dizziness, stress, fatigue as well as many other general health complaints. In addition, we decrease your body's stress while we increase your body's immune system allowing you to get better and stay that way.
WHO IS CHIROPRACTIC FOR?
Chiropratic is for everybody. Whether you are recuperating from an injury or accident or just want to start on your road to better health, chiropractic is for you.
the infants ( colic, ear infections) to the elderly ( arthiritis, decreased mobility) the athlete ( sports injuries) to the sedentary ( pain from sitting all day, deconditioning) the pregnant women ( pregnancy related back pain and discomfort) the adolescent (scoliosis, back pack misuse, postural issues) the women ( pms, fibromyalgia, horomonal imbalance)
YOUR FIRST VISIT WITH US
The office has a relaxing atomosphere, conductive for your recuperation.
Your first visit will provide us with a lot of information on what exactly the problem is. Just like other doctors, I take a full medical history and perform a physical examination ( including simple but effective chiropractic, orthopedic and neurological testing) to get the information needed to diagnose the problem accurately. On occassion, x-ray and lab tests may be ordered if additional information is needed to conclude a diagnosis. If some other type of care is needed in addition to or instead of chiropractic care, you ,may be referred to another health care provider.
You will receive your first personalized treatment on the same day, to start you on your road to better health.
You may also be sent home with some instructions of "what to do " "what not to do".
Please allow about one hour for your first visit.