dysfunction directly or indirectly causes irritation
to the joints, ligaments, muscles or nerves throughout
the body. Through the use of high-velocity, low-amplitude,
specific and safe spinal "adjustments”, the
Doctor of Chiropractic is able to relieve the pressures
exerted on these structures and restore proper spinal
function with the purpose of optimizing health.
Prior to the initiation of any treatment, a comprehensive
health history and examination will be performed to
assess and evaluate each individual patient. The initial
consultation and examination involves a postural, functional,
neurological, and orthopedic evaluation, as well as
advanced imaging, if required, to identify the cause.
After identifying the cause, the first phase of care
begins. This involves pain management and correction
of aberrant joint function and soft tissue abnormalities.
With multiple treatment approaches available and/or
modalities, the Doctor of Chiropractic begins to relieve
nerve interference and promote healing.
second phase of care consists of rehabilitation to promote
stability and prevent a reoccurrence of the injury.
This is achieved through postural retraining, stretching,
strengthening, and muscle re-education. Each rehabilitation
program is individualized so that the patient begins
to take an active role in their care and decrease the
likelihood of a chronic issue arising.
Finally, the continuum of care shifts to a preventative
nature. It is at this time that periodic spinal evaluations
are performed to identify and correct any joint dysfunction
before it becomes problematic. The patient continues
their home exercises and rehabilitation is monitored
to assure that stabilizing exercises are performed correctly.
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