Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on relieving patients pain naturally without the use of prescription drugs. They focus on conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system and nervous system and how the two play a role on a patients general health. The most common disorders treated involve back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, muscle spasms, as well as pain in the joints of the arms and legs.
Treatments most often consist of a “spinal manipulation” or a “chiropractic adjustment” where the doctor uses their hands to apply a gentle thrust to the joints of the spine to alleviate pain and pressure on the nerves. It also increases range of motion in the joints in order to restore that joint to its full function. A joint may become hypo-mobile from an injury caused by a single traumatic event, by micro-trauma happening over time by repeated events, or by poor posture. Other treatment tools that the doctor may utilize are electrotherapy, ultrasound therapy, flexion-distraction therapy, massage, and ice/heat therapy in conjunction with the chiropractic adjustment.
Doctors of Chiropractic will take a personal health history, perform a focused examination to diagnose the issue, and discuss treatment options to correctly fix the problem. If you feel chiropractic treatment may be right for you, give us a call at (208) 436-4100 to schedule your appointment.