How is Chiropractic Unique?

Chiropractic involves a more natural, conservative approach to healthcare. Using no drugs or surgery, chiropractic treats the whole patient, not just symptoms. Chiropractic addresses both the patient's problem as well as the cause by utilizing a holistic approach.

What is a Doctor of Chiropractic?

Doctors of chiropractic (DCs, chiropractic physicians, chiropractors) give special attention to the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system, and the patient's lifestyle. Conservative treatment options include chiropractic manipulative therapy (AKA "adjustment"), physiotherapeutic modalities, rehabilitation, and nutrition.  A doctor of chiropractic is licensed to use the title "Dr." as are medical doctors, dentists, and osteopaths.

Who can Chiropractic Help?

ANYONE can benefit from chiropractic.  Whether injured at work or home, in a car accident, or from overall normal wear and tear, improved joint position, movement, and function can be beneficial to everyone.

How long will it take to feel better?

Since each individual is different, results will vary from patient to patient.  Some detect changes immediately, while others may take days or weeks before showing progress.

Will I have to go for the rest of my life?

NO! Once your condition is "resolved" the goal is to maintain optimal health and wellness.  Patients continue to benefit from periodic chiropractic "check-ups" to help prevent the return of previous conditions and help stay healthy and pain-free.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning.  This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.

The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface.  These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues.  An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up in others.

The meridians can be influenced by needling the acupuncture points; the acupuncture needles unblock the obstructions at the dams, and reestablish the regular flow through the meridians.  Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body’s internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy production activities, and in the circulation of their energy through the meridians.

The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain.  These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system.

The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.

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