What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the neuromusculoskeletal system; the nerves, muscles, joints, and bones. Chiropractors are trained professionals that use effective, safe, and comfortable manual therapy techniques to promote healing and restore normal function in the body. Chiropractors treat a variety of common conditions related to the spine such as chronic low back pain, headaches, nagging neck pain, hip and knee pain.
What do treatments consist of?
Chiropractors use a variety of treatment modalities and manual therapy to relieve pain and spinal dysfunction to optimize one's health. Each treatment plan is tailored specifically to suit the needs of the patient. Treatment options include spinal manipulations, mobilizations of the spine and extremeties, soft tissue therapy, rehabilitation exercises, nutritional recommendations, and postural education. Specialized orthotic devices may be recommended if a biomechanical dysfunction is detected in your gait pattern such as someone with flat feet (pes planus).
When to seek help from a Chiropractor?
There are many reasons to seek Chiropractic care. Even if you are not suffering from a major injury, chiropractic care can enhance your overall health and well-being with a wellness check-up and regular tune-ups.
Most people seek care for conditions such as
What to Expect on your first visit
Your initial appointment is usually the longest and consists of a thorough health history, postural and biomechanical assessment, and physical examination of the your chief complaint. A diagnosis, plan of management and prognosis will be presented to you and if time permits, the first treatment will begin with the first visit.
Depending on your complaint, you may require a referral to another health care provider or additional imaging, such as x-rays, may be requested.
Neck and Back Pain
Pregnancy & Infant Care
Mobilizations of the spine
Soft Tissue Therapy
DR. ROMANA SCHMIDT