Effectively Alleviate Pain and Restore Function Through Chiropractic Adjustment
Chiropractic is a health care discipline, which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. Our purpose is to be your first health care option for wellness and optimization of health. Chiro Pain Care Center focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. With this focus, the doctors of Chiropractic in Chiro Pain Care Center are able to help with many conditions.
Who Do We Treat?
At Chiro Pain Care Center we treat people of all ages and all walks of life. We treat infants and children, pregnant mothers, athletes, car accident victims and seniors. Our state of the art technology allows us to help those suffering with chronic pain as well as those recovering from surgery or recent injury. Our holistic approach is highly successful as we focus on finding the source of the problem, not just fixing the obvious. When we see a patient, we do our best to understand what the patient is dealing with on a daily basis and how this affects treatment.
Conditions We Specialize
|Head & Neck
|Spine & Lower Back
|Shoulder & Upper Extremities
Lower Back Pain
Disc Herniation or other Disc Injuries
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Hip and Knee Disorders
Effective Manual Therapy Is Always A Vital Part of Chiropractic Treatment
When many patients think of manual therapy, they most likely picture a day spa with soothing music. What many don’t realize is they can reap all of the pain relief and wellness benefits of this practice right here in our clinic!
All of our treatments are tailored to the needs of the individual patient, ranging from sports medicine and manual therapy to pregnancy discomfort relief.
Common Manual Therapy Techniques, Practices, and Benefits
It is important to realize that not all manual techniques and therapists are the same. By receiving a treatment at a chiropractic office, a patient knows they are in the hands of professionals trained in muscle, spine, and back pain management.
There are several different facets to this therapeutic technique. However, the most common techniques used at Chiro Pain Care Center are Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Release, Cross Friction, Graston Techniques, and other integrated techniques. This generally involves gentle but sustained pressure on the body without using oils, machines, or other techniques. Anyone who has ever had a muscle knot in their back, shoulders, or neck is probably pretty familiar with this practice. Myofascial Release is one of the most effective ways to eliminate swelling and muscle pain when combined with chiropractic spinal adjustment and other similar treatments. Most patients see a difference after their first treatment.
At Chiro Pain Care Center, we also offer patients advice in several different stretching protocols and exercise techniques, designed to increase the function of the musculoskeletal system, eliminate pain, and promote range of movement. Our ultimate goal is to restore normal function of your body, therefore, you can maintain your pain free life style.
Physiotherapy Helps Chiro Pain Care Center Patients Re-gain Full Functions
Chiro Pain Care Center is a team of Doctors, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, and Manual Therapists who believe in whole body wellness. We don’t superficially treat an injury or medicate away your pain. Instead, our Conservative Pain Management is a holistic healing approach helps you manage pain naturally, while promoting healing from within. We treat the physical cause of the problem, not just the symptoms. Physiotherapy is an important part of our whole body approach to helping patients at ChiroPainCare Center.
Conservative Pain Management in ChiroPainCare Center and Physiotherapy help patients manage pain, recover from injury
Physiotherapy helps make daily activities easier while promoting internal healing. If you suffer from chronic pain, you may struggle to get in and out of bed comfortably, go up and down flights of stairs or even walk comfortably. Or you may experience a limited range of motion in one part of your body that prevents you from enjoying an active lifestyle. If you have suffered a sports injury, orthopedic injury or recently had ACL surgery, physiotherapy helps promote healing within your body, allowing you to recover and regain a full range of motion and flexibility. Physiotherapy is also used to help patients with neurological and muscular illnesses. Most importantly, therapeutic exercises and neuromuscular re-education strengthen the body to resist future injury, helping patients of all ages achieve optimal health.
Depending on your pain or injury, utilizing physical medicine modalities, e.g. Therapeutic Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation, Interferential Therapy and Inter-segmental Traction/Decompression, our doctors and wellness team will design a plan targeted specifically to help your body heal. Basic body exercises and stretching routines will build flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, and balance. Our goal with physiotherapy is to restore maximum range of motion, body function and independence. Following a treatment session, you may experience mild soreness or swelling. This is completely normal and part of the healing process.
We find that a multi-faceted approach to healing speeds recovery and ensures our patients lead full, pain-free lives – without being dependent on medication.
What is chiropractic care?
There’s nothing mysterious about chiropractic. It’s a natural method of health care that focuses on correcting the causes of physical problems, rather than just treating the
symptoms. Chiropractic is based on a simple but powerful premise. With a normally functioning spine and healthy nerve system, your body is better able to heal itself. That’s
because your spine is the lifeline of your nervous system. It controls feeling, movement, and all function through your body.
How does chiropractic work?
Chiropractic works by restoring your body’s inborn ability to be healthy. When under the proper control of your nervous system, all the cells, tissues, and organs of your body are designed to resist disease and ill health. The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and remove interferences (subluxations, misaligned vertebrae) to your nervous system. With improved spinal function, there is improved nervous system function. The goal of the chiropractor is to remove interference that may be impairing normal health through specific chiropractic adjustments, allowing your body to heal itself. A healthy spine and a healthy lifestyle are your keys to optimal health!
What type of education do chiropractic doctors receive?
Doctors of Chiropractic are well-educated. Chiropractic education and medical education are similar in many respects and different in others because chiropractors do not prescribe drugs or perform surgery, and medical doctors do not correct vertebral subluxations. After graduating with a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) Degree, each candidate passes the demanding four part National Board Examinations. Then, doctors apply to a governmental or professional licensing board and pass a still more difficult test before being granted the privilege to practice. A chiropractor’s education, however, never ends. Most doctors complete regular postgraduate instruction for license renewal and to stay current on the latest research and adjustment techniques.
Can I tell if I have a subluxation?
Not always. A subluxation is like a dental cavity–you may have it for a long time before symptoms appear. That’s why periodic spinal checkups are so important. Although it may be possible to know you have a subluxation, it is rarely possible to be sure you don’t. Regular spinal checkups are always a good idea, and they promote good health from the inside out.
Do children need chiropractic care?
Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns immediately checked for vertebral subluxation. Naturally, chiropractic adjusting procedures are adapted for the child’s spine. Many childhood health complaints that are brushed off can be traced to the spine. Health problems that emerge in adulthood could often be prevented by having your children’s spine checked by a chiropractor early. Most parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and are healthier than their peers.
Are all patients adjusted the same way?
No. The doctor evaluates each patient’s unique spinal problem and develops an individual course of care. Each chiropractic adjustment builds on the one before. The resulting recommendations are based upon years of training and experience. Each patient’s care is uniquely different from every other patient.
Is chiropractic safe?
Yes. Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative and natural approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs. As proof, one merely has to compare malpractice rates between chiropractors and other health care professionals. Chiropractors’ malpractice premiums are a small fraction of those for medical doctors.
What causes the sound during an adjustment?
Actually, adjustments do not always produce a sound. Often, however, adjustments do create the sound of a spinal “release”, or “popping” sound. The sound is caused by gas rushing in to fill the partial vacuum created when the joints are slightly separated. This sound is painless and totally harmless.
Can I adjust myself?
No. Since a chiropractic adjustment is a specific force, applied in a specific direction to a specific joint, it is virtually impossible to adjust oneself correctly and accurately. It is possible to turn or bend or twist in certain ways to create a “popping” sound that sometimes accompanies a chiropractic adjustment. Unfortunately, this type of joint manipulation is usually counterproductive, often making an already unstable spine even more unstable, and can sometimes be dangerous. Adjusting the spine is not for amateurs!
Is chiropractic care addictive?
No. If only it were, there would be more healthy people around and chiropractors would not get patients who last saw a chiropractor a few years ago when their back went out. It is possible to get used to feeling more balanced, less stressed, and more energetic as a result or regular chiropractic care. Chiropractic is not addictive, however, good health is.
Can a person who had back surgery see a chiropractor?
Yes. It’s an unfortunate fact that up to half of those who had spinal surgery discover a return of their original symptoms months or years later. They then face the prospect of additional surgery. This too common occurrence is know as “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.” Chiropractic may help prevent repeated back surgeries. In fact, if chiropractic care is initially utilized back surgery can often be avoided in the first place.
Does chiropractic work for all types of health problems?
No, however chiropractic care is successful with a very wide variety of health problems not necessarily considered “back” problems because of improved nerve system function. With a normal nerve supply the body’s natural healing capacity can improve a variety of health problems.
Is it OK to see a chiropractor if I’m pregnant?
Anytime is a good time for a better functioning nerve system. Pregnant mothers find that chiropractic adjustments improve their pregnancy and make delivery easier for themselves and their baby. Adjusting methods are always adapted to a patients size, weight, age, and condition of health.
Why do chiropractors take x-rays?
Chiropractors take x-rays to reveal the internal structure and alignment of the spine. We are also concerned about underlying disease processes and disorders of the spine such as spinal deterioration, arthritis of the spine, abnormal development, bone spurs, disc disorders, tumors and spinal curvature. X-rays also provide a blueprint for correcting the spine back to optimal health and alignment.
Is a good work-out the same as getting adjusted?
No. Exercise is an important part of good health, yet without normal spinal function a physical workout merely puts additional wear and tear on improperly functioning spinal joints.