Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is known as an alternative treatment for health, which consist of a wide range of practice techniques and philosophical beliefs. One of the best ways to chose a chiropractor is through the use of referrals by friends, family, and/or primary care physicians. The key component about these recommendations is how to chose wisely. Asking the proper questions when looking for the best possible referrals. 

With Chiropractic there are many specialties in which a Chiropractic Physician  can continue their educational realm into different specializations (for example: pediatrics, orthopedics, sports injuries), in which doctors are able to become certified in these areas as well as learn specialized techniques to treat theses different injuries and problems.

Here are few links to some of the  specialized certifications (also known as diplomat programs), Chiropractic Physicians are able to be certified in. Also, you are able to look for doctors within your area that specializes in these certifications throughout these links, and provides chiropractic services.
                International Chiropractic Pediatric Association: http://icpa4kids.org
                American Chiropractic Board Of Sports Physicians: http://acbsp.com/
                The Academy Of Chiropractic Orthopedics:http://www.dcorthoacademy.com/
                American Chiropractic Neurology Board:https://www.acnb.org/
                American Chiropractic Association (blog on chiropractic specialties):http://www.acatoday.org/content_css.cfm?CID=2323

The first question that would be recommended is what is the primary reason for the needed care. Is it for pregnancy, an old sports injury, whiplash or the common low back pain. Once this has been answered, the next step recommended would be to do your research, see who in the area where you are living or moving to, is certified in that particular specialization or if its the typical musculoskeletal injuries (such has back and neck pain).

When contacting a chiropractic center ask the prospective office how many visits during the period of time should it take before you begin to feel better. The best answer to this question would be within the first few visits, and within the first 1-4 weeks pain should be reduced. Normal treatment time would be advisable to come in 3 times a week and decrease the amount of visits as the pain is reduced for that condition.

Another key component is to be advised by the chiropractic center about their current insurance plans they are currently covered under, and if the have cash plans for those who are not covered by heath insurance. Sometimes a chiropractic center may have some form of family discounts or specials running during that month.

Always remember the most important factor in picking a doctor regardless of the profession, is how does the doctor interact with you. Do they give you the personal time with you where the interactions between you as the patient and as the doctor feels like a great doctor/patient bond. Do they seemingly care and genuinely want to make sure they can give you the best possible care. Also, are they willing to refer out to insure your healthcare needs are giving the best treatment possible. This is what makes the best doctors for any profession, especially a chiropractic physician. 

Chiropractic is a holistic approach to treating injuries and a great alternative/co-management for treatment. Through clinical examination, diagnostic testing, laboratory testing, Chiropractic Physicians are able to asses the patient to determine the proper care needed for the best treatment possible. It's a wonderful alternative approach for treatment, and over all care for health and wellness management. 

Discover what chiropractic can do for you, here at our office, Discovery Chiropractic and Wellness Center.  We treat different injuries such as low back pain, neck pain, arthritis, car accident injury (auto accident injury). 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

How Can Chiropractic Treat Headaches

Headaches are one of the most common ways which your body allows you to know that “there’s something not right”. There are so many reasons and causes of headaches, some headaches can be very mild and others can cause severe pain (ex: migraines). Chiropractic Physicians recognize that a headache is the body's warning alarm system, which the cause of pain may also be attributed to muscle tension and irritation of the nerves and blood vessels in the neck, which in turn can cause neck pain.

The neck consists of seven cervical vertebrae which can be easily misaligned due to physical or emotional stress, TMJ syndrome, and arthritis.  This misalignment (also known as a subluxation), can cause irritation of the never root, which can cause constriction of the blood vessels around the nerves and muscular area. These blood vessels supplies the blood to the brain and surrounding areas, and if constricted can cause headaches. If not treated, these headaches can reoccur and can become ongoing throughout a person’s life time, and can cause other sever symptoms or problems.

The most two severe headaches that are known are migraines and tension headaches. These two kinds of headaches can occur frequently and cause intense pain, causing symptoms of nausea, dizziness, vision, and can affect a person’s bodily functions and mood. Tension headaches are mostly known to occur due to whiplash injuries caused by car accident injuries or auto accident injuries. Due to this, pharmaceutical companies pour out millions of dollars each year to the average consumer for treatments of headaches.

A Chiropractic Physician can help with headaches by finding the source cause of the headache, and not just trying to treat the symptom. As a Chiropractic Physician, our primary concern is to treat and correct the neuromusculoskeletal system, to help find the source of the headache. With our chiropractic services, we will perform an examination, and find the corrective treatment of care for your particular problem. Each patient is treated as an individual case, for no one person’s symptoms or injuries are the same. Due to this, it is understood to the patient every one’s healing process is different, and some experience results fairly quickly, where others it maybe a slow, gradual process.

All too often, as individuals we come accustom to self-medication and treatmentRemember headaches are common, but they are not normal. There is always a cause for a headache, and getting the correct treatment is vital for your body and total wellbeing for a healthy life. Early diagnosis and treatment is important in allowing any proper care to be admitted. 

Come see us here at Discovery Chiropractic and Wellness Center, today for an evaluation. 
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