Is a Chiropractor a Doctor? Yes, a Chiropractor who has trained specifically for musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders and dysfunctions, as well as an expert in biomechanics of movements. Some Chiropractors specialize in various areas, such as peds, pregnancies, athletics, nerve disorders, or even internal issues, but all Chiropractors treat the body.
Adjustments are a form of treatment that produces movement in a restricted joint. Restricted joints are points in the body (spine, extremities, etc) that aren’t moving as well as it should be.
Having tightness in your neck while looking side to side
Twisting your back and feeling one side move more than another
Tightness in the midback
Having a ‘hitch’ in your movement pattern
Pain/tightness in your ankle or hip while squatting
Waking up with tightness after sleeping
Working on a computer and having achiness in the shoulder blade
Feeling pressure in your body
Having headaches, especially at the end of the day
Knuckles or wrist feeling tight
Decreased improvement or quality of activities
Made a wrong step coming down the stairs
Feeling like your body needs to ‘pop’
All of these (and more) are ways your body is telling you that it can’t move like it needs to be.
Are Adjustments safe? Yes, even babies get adjusted. Of course adjustments look different than adult treatment, but newborns to elderly are capable of receiving adjustments.
What else do Chiropractors do? We are trained in various forms of soft tissue treatment and other holistic versions of healthcare.
Why see a Chiropractor? We see solutions in a gray area and not one hammer for one nail. We think creatively and having many tools in our toolbox. No one treatment is perfect for everyone. No one condition responds the same. No one patient has the same problem. We get to spend our time with each patient and have the ability to improve someone’s quality of life without the use of medications or surgery.
Do Chiropractors work? Come check us out and find out.