Basics of Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care is considered alternative medicine and can be extremely beneficial as part of a healthy living or pain management program.
Chiropractic care is based on diagnosing and treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system that are considered mechanical in nature. Chiropractic care does focus on the spine, but can treat other areas of the body. Headaches, migraines, sciatica, and conditions involving disc damage may all benefit from chiropractic care.
During a chiropractic appointment, the practitioner will generally perform an assessment of the patient to determine the focus of treatment. Range of motion and muscle strength may be evaluated, and based on the patient’s health history and prior treatments, x-rays or MRIs may be evaluated as well.
Once a diagnosis or cause of pain has been determined, a treatment plan is usually formed and may include a variety of approaches. In general, the goal of care will be to either restore or improve function of the area that has limited mobility or is causing pain.
There are several techniques that may be used, including spinal manipulation, which is a controlled sudden force to a joint and usually results in a popping sensation and noise; spinal mobilization, which is a milder form of manipulation; forms of electro stimulation such as the use of a TENS unit; and forms of massage.
At Specialty Surgical Center in Sparta, New Jersey, the chiropractic team works with patients to determine their exact source of pain and uses chiropractic care to help relieve pain and restore mobility. Additionally, chiropractic care at Specialty Surgical Center may be done concurrently with clinical pain management therapies to best benefit the patient.
For more information on chiropractic care at Specialty Surgical Center, call 973-940-3166
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