Chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on form of healthcare that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. With chiropractic care, the treatment is mostly done by using the hands to diagnose, treat, and provide preventative care for conditions and disorders related to the spine, joints, pelvis area, and the central nervous system.
A combination of chiropractic treatment options is offered by Studio Athletica and it all depends on the specific needs for each individual patient. What we’ll do is take the time to understand our patients history, perform a complete examination in order to establish an accurate diagnoses. From there, a qualified chiropractor will develop a comprehensive treatment plan including ways to manage pain and also provide their best recommendation for therapeutic exercises and other non-invasive therapy options. Chiropractic patients can start on a path to healing without becoming dependant on medications. This is a great alternative for people who are seeking a way of healing and cannot take certain medications such as during pregnancy or if an allergy exists.
If medications or other specialty care is needed, many chiropractors do work closely with physicians to decide what medications may be needed to provide immediate pain relief and quicken the healing process.
There are many reasons why people seek chiropractic care, here are the common conditions:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Ankle Sprains
- Sports injuries
- Shoulder pain
- Slipped disc
- Tennis elbow
- Golfers elbow
- Joint pain
- Pinched nerve
The list continues because chiropractic care can address many of the nagging pains and discomforts that if neglected could develop into a worsened pain and sometimes even a permanent disability. Certain pains, even the slightest that persists could be a sign of spinal irregularities that you may not even be aware of which is why regular chiropractic visits are highly recommended whether you participate in sports, training, or simply living an active lifestyle at home.
Here’s what you can expect when you visit a chiropractor:
- Blood pressure, pulse, and breathing check
- Test of reflexes, strength and feeling of any tingling sensations in any particular area.
- An examination of your posture
- If needed, an x-ray of your spine
- An analysis of your movement — walking, turning, bending, lifting, etc.
- A hands-on evaluation of how well your spine moves, identifying whether or not there are any unusual restrictions and areas of improper motion due to pain or discomfort.
Your chiropractor may suggest treatment options based on the issues identified, treatments such as, electrotherapy, ultrasound therapy, they may prescribe certain exercise routines, as well as nutritional guidance.