Chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors practice a manual approach. Doctors of Chiropractic are specifically trained to detect and correct problems in the spine, often before the patient is even aware they exist. Body Works Chiropractic and Wellness Center has taken proven treatment modalities from chiropractic, allopathic, traditional, and natural medicine in order to create a completely unified, safe and effective treatment protocol. We design and perform healthy and minimally invasive solutions that will suit any given individual’s concerns and needs.
The Art of Chiropractic
Some people do not know what chiropractors actually do. They just know they feel better. Chiropractors treat subluxations. A subluxation is when the spine or extremities have one or more of the following problems.
- Fixation – the joint won’t move
- Swelling – fluid accumulated in the joint
- Spasm – large amounts of muscle tension or those little burning knots
- Numbness – lack of proper feeling in an area and its associated weakness
Pain can be associated with these conditions, but not always. Subluxations can be like cavities. You may not have symptoms until they get very bad. That is why it is important to treat this condition as soon as possible. People can also have subluxations of the shoulder, wrists, feet, etc., which lead to conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, or rotator cuff syndrome. Chiropractic is not just for headaches, neck or back pain. We treat the whole body.
Length of Treatment
How long will treatment take? That depends on the problem.
For Acute Care, we will see you until you get out of pain which can be from a few days to six weeks.
Corrective Care is after the acute care patient is better and the patient decides if they want to correct the cause of the problem. This may take six to eight weeks.
Maintenance Care depends on your level of activity. If you engage in a lot of sports and want peak performance, your maintenance schedule will be much higher than that of someone who comes in once a month to maintain their health. The important thing to remember is that the patient makes the decision of what type of care plan they want. No one is forced or pressured into care that they do not want. Some people ask if they need a chiropractor forever. You should think of it like going to the dentist. Once you go to the dentist, do you have to go for the rest of your life? How many cavities do you have? How well do you take care of your teeth? The same rules apply to chiropractic. How well do you want to take care of your spine and nervous system? How hard are you on your spine? All these things are taken into account. The bottom line is that it is up to the patient whether they want chiropractic care for the rest of their life. We will give you my professional opinion to achieve the best results.