What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic was discovered in 1895. Chiropractic is a science, art and philosophy of healing. It is a drug-free healthcare system that helps the body heal itself, through its own natural processes. The treatment of Chiropractic is through spinal adjustments is to correct vertebral subluxations. Vertebral Subluxations are misalignments of the vertebrae, pelvis, sacrum and coccyx. The misalignments cause irritation to nerve roots that creates discomfort all over the body, from head to toes and everything in between.
What conditions can Chiropractic treatment help?
Chiropractic is primarily used to treat back pain but can also treat pain in shoulders, knees, hips, arms, ankles, wrists, and feet. It can help alleviate arthritic pain as well as chronic pain and chronic headaches. Because Chiropractic treatment focuses on the health of the neuromusculoskeletal system, it helps to both increase and maintain joint flexibility which increases your range of motion.
Why should I visit?
If you are having persistent pain, especially back pain, you should probably visit a chiropractor because they are likely able to help. Even if you have no symptoms evident, such as pain, it is still a good idea to visit a chiropractor once every few months in order to maintain the health of your neuromusculoskeletal system and to prevent potentially serious problems from developing. Remember that the absence of symptoms is not the same thing as being healthy.
Do adjustments hurt?
Only localized discomfort. The area adjusted is usually already painful and tender prior to the adjustment, so you may feel some discomfort. This generally occurs only after the first few adjustments. If you were in pain before the adjustment often patients notice the relief the adjustment will provide. It will likely take several adjustments before the problem is resolved.
How much does it cost?
The cost of treatment will vary from patient to patient depending on the length of treatment. Patients without insurance can expect to pay $35-$55.00 for one session. That does not include the exam. Acupuncture treatments are $65.00 per session. Your treatment plan will determine the toatl cost of care. We try to make the treatment affordable. Give us a call or send us an email if you would like to know more about this.