Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest non-drug, non-invasive forms of health care available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Doctors of chiropractic are well trained professionals who provide patients with safe, effective care for a variety of common conditions. Their extensive education prepares them to identify patients who have special risk factors and to ensure those patients receive the most appropriate care, even if that requires referral to a medical specialist
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. They are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches using their highly skilled manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. DCs also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, which includes the muscles, ligaments, and joints. These painful conditions may involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. In addition, chiropractors offer advice to patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.
Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed during the doctor of chiropractic’s intensive years of chiropractic education. The chiropractic physician typically uses his or her hands or an instrument to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine, in order to restore or enhance joint function. This often helps resolve joint inflammation and reduces the patient’s pain. Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. The chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment.
Adjustment (or manipulation) of a joint may result in the release of a gas bubble between the joints, which makes a popping sound. The same thing occurs when you “crack” your knuckles. The noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint, which results in gas bubbles being released. The noise released by and adjustment or manipulation doesn’t mean your bone is breaking apart.
Yes! If you are experiencing any kind of pain or maybe no pain, you should schedule an initial evaluation ASAP. Spinal health is essential for a healthy life. If there are spinal misalignments your nervous system will be under stress. Imperfect performance of the nervous system is an integral part of the inception of every disease process. Checking your spine and nervous system’s performance to uncover conduction blocks, and removing them, could help prevent many conditions from developing.
When it comes to chiropractic care there is no “right” or “best” age to begin adjustments. From the moment we are born we could benefit from it. Birth itself is a very traumatic experience to the body. That holds true for both the newborn baby as well as the mother. Also, chiropractic on elderly has shown to be very effective. The truth is that chiropractors are well versed in how to manipulate bodies of every age. There are many ways to ease into it and get you back on the right track.
At SCC you won’t require a referral.
At SCC we eliminate the need for insurance and copay by making affordable care to everyone.
This differs from patient to patient. Your chiropractor will evaluate your specific needs and develop a course of treatment tailored to you. To get the best results, it’s important to be an active participant in your treatment and be compliant with all the recommendations assigned by your chiropractor.