The skilled chiropractors at Summit Health can help you manage the pain and stress of neck and back problems that can result in acute or chronic neuromusculoskeletal pain.
Chiropractic treatments may include gentle spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, exercise and guidance about healthy lifestyle changes which can help reduce pain and improve your overall health.
If you are being treated for other medical conditions or diseases, often, chiropractic care can complement your traditional medical therapy to give you the best possible outcomes.
The chiropractic physicians at Summit Health are fully licensed and trained in the latest advances in chiropractic medicine.
What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic treatment is a drug-free, non-invasive, manual therapy that addresses the mechanical dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system.
Dysfunction (or subluxation) of the spine or extremities can be the result of trauma, repetitive stress, postural strain, genetic predispositions or other environmental factors.
Chiropractic care is used to reduce acute and chronic pain associated with these concerns and restore proper joint and biomechanical function of the body.
The approach is called an adjustment or spinal manipulation.
Neck and back pain are the most common reason patients seek chiropractic care; however, chiropractic techniques can help resolve problems of the extremities, headaches and a variety of other conditions safely and effectively.
What Happens During a Chiropractic Visit?
A complete history and examination will first be performed for a patient who presents for chiropractic care. In some cases, X-rays or other diagnostic procedures may be required to help determine what is causing the pain or dysfunction.
Once a diagnosis and treatment plan have been identified, patients will generally lie down on a special padded table. The chiropractor will use his or her hands to gently manipulate the joints that need treatment. Manipulation is safe and effective, and most patients suggest they experience relief from tension, discomfort and pain after their joints have been adjusted.
Chiropractic physicians sometimes use other techniques such as soft tissue work, stretching, electrical stimulation and heat or ice packs to complement their treatment. They also may recommend exercise and lifestyle changes as part of a comprehensive chiropractic health regimen.
Patients utilize chiropractic care for many reasons. Your chiropractor will make treatment plan recommendations tailored to your unique needs and goals.