All About Chiropractic
As a chiropractor, a few of the more common questions I get are, "What exactly do you do?" or "How do help people feel better?" At Total Health, it's our goal to correctly diagnose the condition and use the necessary treatment to help our patients' with the symptoms of that condition. If we can't treat your condition, we can refer you to one of the many orthopedic doctors, neurologists, or geneneral practitioners with whom we have great relationships.
A chiropractor's main focus is the spine and surrounding structures. The spine is the structure in the back which houses the spinal cord. Many nerves travel in and out of the spine and it is held stable by muscles that attach to it. Often times, the things we do throughout the day can irritate or pinch the nerves in the spine and create muscle spasms that are terribly painful. It is our job to find the problem in the spine that may be pinching the nerve or generating muscle spasms.
Frequently, when a patient's back hurts, they will describe it as stiff or stuck. This happens when the normal mobility of the spine is decreased due to tight muscles or irritated nerves. We use gentle stretching and chiropractic adjustments to realign the spine. This restores normal range of motion which reduces pressure on the nerves and relieves the muscle spasms.
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Chiropractic can treat:
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Lower Back Sprains/Strains
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Disc Herniations
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease." - attributed to Thomas Edison.