Chiropractic care

At our chiropractic clinic, we believe in the power of good health and strive to help individuals achieve their highest level of wellness through natural healing processes. 

Our experienced health professionals use evidence-based techniques to provide superior care that can improve physical well-being while reducing pain and discomfort. We specialize in providing personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual’s unique needs and lifestyle.

Our clinic strives to provide an environment where patients feel heard, respected, and safe. In addition, we understand that patient education is key for long-term success and aim to empower each patient with knowledge about the condition so that they can make informed decisions about their health. 

Chiropractic care offers many benefits, including improved flexibility, strength and posture, pain relief, enhanced athletic performance, improved joint function and balance, as well as reduced stress levels. Our team is dedicated to helping patients use their body’s natural healing abilities to reach their health goals.

What Conditions are Treated With Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is provided to patients of all ages and health situations. They are well renowned for specializing in treating patients with back pain, neck discomfort, and headaches, mainly using chiropractic adjustments or expert manipulations. 

The joints, ligaments, and muscles of the musculoskeletal system, as well as other ailments and disorders, are all treated by chiropractors (DCs). These disorders frequently affect or involve the neurological system, resulting in pain and dysfunction transferred from the area of the damage. 

Chiropractors offer patients advice on diet, exercise, healthy behaviors, and alterations to their lifestyles and jobs.

Is Chiropractic Treatment Safe?

Chiropractic treatment is considered as one of the safest non-invasive, drug-free methods available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions. But of course, no form of medical care is completely risk-free. However, chiropractic has a spotless safety record and minimal hazards. 

Many people experience instant relief following chiropractic care. Specific patients, however, could feel a little bit of the same hurting, stiffness, or soreness that people feel after performing some exercises. This little soreness or discomfort typically goes away in 24 hours following spinal manipulation. Neck adjustments, or precise cervical manipulation, relieve headaches and some neck pain.

It focuses on easing neck joint stiffness, regaining range of motion, and minimizing muscular spasms. Pressure and tension are relieved through this technique. When performed by a qualified and experienced specialist, such as a chiropractor, neck manipulation is extremely safe. 

According to specific accounts, high-velocity upper neck manipulation can cause a rare stroke or vertebral artery dissection. Evidence, however, indicated that patients with pre-existing vascular disease frequently experience this type of spontaneous artery injury. Daily chores like swimming, receiving shampoo at the hair salon or tilting the head while driving are linked to these dissections.

It is critical to weigh the danger of each medical operation against other options for treating the same illness. Therefore, spinal manipulation for illnesses like headaches and neck pain carries far lower risks of serious problems than most conservative treatment options. 

Compared to chiropractic manipulation, the dangers of some of the most widespread musculoskeletal pain management prescriptions and over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) are much more severe.

Is a referral from an MD required for chiropractic treatment?  

Definitely not! You do not need a referral from an MD to see a chiropractor. Most people visit a DC (Doctor of Chiropractic) under their own power. However, many physicians prefer to work with chiropractors and may refer patients for care if the patient’s condition warrants it. 

If you are seeking chiropractic services, make sure you find someone with experience and knowledge in the field that is reliable and trustworthy.

What type of education and training do chiropractors have?

DCs have the same schooling as primary healthcare practitioners but have greater training in treating and diagnosing musculoskeletal problems. This system’s joints, ligaments, and muscles are found in the extremities and the spine. 

Furthermore, DCs concentrate on the nerves that support the musculoskeletal system. Of all healthcare professions, chiropractors have some of the most challenging educational requirements.

The typical applicant to chiropractic college has already completed roughly four years of pre-medical coursework at an undergraduate institution, including biology, psychology, physics, organic and inorganic chemistry, and relevant lab work. 

Once a student is admitted to an accredited chiropractic institution, there are increasingly rigorous professional and academic requirements that typically take four to five years to fulfill. In addition, DCs receive training in human anatomy, physiology, clinical diagnostics, neurology, orthopedics, and other fields. They used various techniques, including diagnostic imaging, exercise, and nutrition therapy.

They devote a lot of their time to learning clinical techniques, which is necessary for them to be able to use highly competent adjustment and manipulation techniques. At least 4,200 hours of classroom instruction, clinical rotations, and lab work make up the chiropractic college curriculum as a whole. 

The study plan has been approved by the Council of Chiropractic Education, which is fully acknowledged as an accrediting organization by the US Department of Education. That’s a lot of work!

Chiropractors must pass four national board tests in order to be certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. In addition, all states require chiropractors to obtain a state license to practice, which also requires passing an additional test. The rigorous education and certification process allows DCs to specialize in treating musculoskeletal problems with advanced techniques. 

To keep up with advances in this field, many continue their education through post-doctoral courses and conferences throughout their careers. This ensures they provide the highest standard of care for their patients.

Why Choose Fullness Of Life Chiropractic For Superior Health and Enhanced Performance?

At Fullness of Life Chiropractic, our highly trained and experienced chiropractors provide a holistic approach to health and wellness. Our mission is to improve your quality of life by helping you reach optimal physical and emotional well-being levels. 

We offer various services to address pain from headaches, neck, and other musculoskeletal issues and preventive care for those looking to maximize their potential.

Call us today to learn more!