How Does Chiropractic Care Work?
Chiropractors are typically thought of as “bone doctors”, but actually their focus is on the nervous system. The nervous system is the master system of the body. It controls and coordinates all the other major systems in the body such as the immune, digestive, respiratory, and muscular systems. The nervous system includes the brain, spinal cord, spinal nerves, and all of the peripheral nerves that serve organs, tissues, blood vessels, etc..
Chiropractors most commonly painlessly adjust the vertebral column in order to relieve stress that is placed on the nerves. This procedure in turn relieves pain and allows the body to heal from within, restoring communication between the nervous system and the organs it serves for optimal health.
The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research recommends spinal adjustments as the only effective safe and drug-free form of initial professional treatment for acute lower back problems in adults.
How Often Should You See A Chiropractor?
Your specific condition will determine the amount of care that is needed, which your chiropractor will discuss with you. For some, chiropractic care will need to be on a regular basis to help deal with the daily stresses of life. For others, it is simply needed for isolated instances to treat pain and discomfort. Make sure to discuss with your chiropractor the treatment plan that is best for you.
The back is a complex combination of joints, bones, ligaments, and muscles. You can strain muscles, sprain ligaments, ruptured discs, and irritate joints, which can all lead to back pain. It’s no wonder that experts estimate as many as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some point in their lives.
Frequently Asked Questions
North Atlanta Chiropractic Center has been treating patients for auto accident injuries for over 20 years. Dr. Amaral attends seminars frequently to provide patients with the latest therapies and treatments available. The investment in technologies such as Class IV laser therapy which uses red and near-infrared light for muscle therapy pain reduction, and strengthening of deep tissue repair as well as IDD Therapy a clinically proven computer-directed disc treatment for the relief of back and neck pain.
No, chiropractors are classified as first contact physicians by federal and state regulations. You should receive a consultation and examination from your chiropractor. He/She will then either give a diagnosis or refer you to appropriate health care provider.
Yes, chiropractic care can benefit children. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows in everyday life, as well as in sport-related injuries. These types of injuries could cause neck and back pain, soreness, stiffness, or discomfort, which can be treated using chiropractic care. Chiropractors always adapt their treatment to the individual patient, and for children, they are very gentle.
Each case is different and a treatment care plan will be determined after a thorough spinal examination and X-rays and MRI’s have been reviewed.