What Do Doctors of Chiropractic Do?
Chiropractors help restore proper nerve functioning to organs, tissues, and cells.
Chiropractors are the only doctors trained to find and correct vertebral subluxations (spinal misalignments).
Chiropractors adjust the spine to remove subluxations (misalignments), which in turns restores health naturally.
Your Doctor of Chiropractic looks at your overall health – focusing on your spine AND also your lifestyle. This integrated approach helps determine the most effective care for you.
Helping to restore proper spinal biomechanics and improved nervous system function begins with a good history. To help identify the cause of your problems you may have, the chiropractor will discuss with you, your symptoms, your family health history, and your lifestyle, including recreational and work-related physical activities.
After reviewing your history and discussing your specific problem, a thorough orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic examination is performed, which can help reveal the condition of your spine. Your doctor will test for tenderness, pain, swelling, and restricted range of motion.
As “blueprints” of your spine, x-rays can reveal misaligned vertebrae, fractures, arthritis, diseases in your spine, or other problems. Pictures will help to uncover structural and functional problems associated with the spinal column. This examination will help identify areas of spinal malfunction and resulting nervous system deficit.
Diagnosis and Adjustments
Based on your examination and findings, your chiropractor may recommend an individualized treatment program to realign your spine and improve your health. Progress is monitored with periodic examinations, re x-rays and follow-up reports.
Since the word “doctor” comes from the Latin word meaning teacher, regardless of your doctor's unique clinical approach, he or she has a strong commitment to patient education.
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