Chiropractors assess movement of the spine and extremities. When our biomechanics are compromised, certain joint movement may be restricted, limiting not only motion but also the neuro-electrical communication that travels that same route. The nervous system extends from the brain and connects to each muscle, fascia, and organ, controlling its function. Subluxations (or restricted joints) may first overstimulate the nerve innervation from that segment, but if left untreated may degenerate surrounding tissues and lead to chronic dysfunction and pain.
Movement can override pain signalling. When a person experiences lack of movement, pain signals reach the brain’s cortex. Routine chiropractic care allows for more ideal movement patterns, lowering the stress on your nervous system and the tissues (muscles and organs) that a nerve controls.
FAQ About Chiropractic:
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I SEE MY CHIROPRACTOR? . . .
How often you need to be seen is completely situation based. An acute situation typically is seen more frequently at first (2 or 3 times per week), and as the symptoms and underlying cause(s) improve, the treatment plan can decrease in frequency while focusing on restoring proper biomechanical function long term.
People don’t expect one dose of medicine to clear a chronic condition. With chiropractic, one dose=one adjustment. While a few adjustments may be all it takes to clear pain, we then get to focus on retraining the body or restore its framework and balance physiological compensations.
In our office, we create a culture of optimizing health. That means first moving well, then moving often, and addressing internal health to allow us to feel and function as good as we possibly can. Most our patients fit semi-regular appointments into their schedules to make this happen.
HOW MUCH IS IT GOING TO COST? . . .
We aim to provide the best service to our patients while being considerate of your time and budget. We are in network with several insurance carriers, and we will find you the most cost-effective option available to you.
As a prevention for more invasive interventions, it is more affordable than surgery while carrying significantly lower risk for complications. Further resources on cost effectiveness:
CAN YOU HELP ME? . . .
Every person presents with a unique case and our initial evaluation will determine if you are a candidate for chiropractic care. Our treatment is based on experience with similar patients with similar conditions. Most see improvements quite quickly with improved range of motion and symptom relief. However, the long term goal of restoration depends on complicating factors (other health issues) and/or aggravating factors (things in your lifestyle that provoke your complaint) as well as patient compliance.