Jacksonville Chiropractor Clinic
Neck and back pain can be debilitating when left untreated, and may have long-term repercussions for the patient and their overall quality of life. Work performance, daily activities, and even the ability to garner a good’s night sleep can be affected when a patient is experiencing biomechanical or structural derangement of the spine.
What is chiropractic therapy?
Chiropractic is a centuries old traditional form of treatment focusing on exercise, ergonomics, and manual manipulation focusing on the spine, first documented in 1912. Manual manipulation is central to this form of corrective intervention and has been highly effective in the treatment of acute back pain and musculoskeletal conditions.
What is a chiropractor?
The health care professional that understands the intimate relationship between the nervous system and the spine, and uses that balance to diagnose and treat neuromuscular conditions and disorders to alleviate pain and improve the level of functionality for the patient.
What can chiropractic treat?
Pain, inflammation, and diminished function can be a result of misaligned vertebrae putting pressure on the spinal nerves. A chiropractic adjustment is the most common form of spinal manipulation with the goal of manually restoring full mobility to the joint by controlled force applied by the chiropractor.
Does chiropractic therapy only treat injuries?
Chiropractic therapy can be a form of preventative medicine for better posture, beneficial exercise, and ergonomic recommendations such as in the workplace.
Our chiropractic partners are highly skilled board certified practitioners dedicated to the diagnostic and therapeutic management and treatment of the spine, with a goal of improving a patients productivity and return to a pain-free lifestyle by restoring the structural integrity of the spine.
What conditions can be treated by chiropractic adjustment sessions ?
- Acute or chronic lower back pain
- Acute leg pain such as with sciatica
- Arthritic pain
- Sports related injuries
- Repetitive strain
- Migraines, cluster headaches, and tension headaches
- Cervical pain (neck pain) such as whiplash
Does chiropractic therapy consist only of spinal manipulation?
Chiropractic care can encompass and include several physiological therapies, in addition to spinal manipulation and adjustment.
Temperature therapy Alternating between hot and cold compresses to help patients with back pain. After application of ice packs, heating pads or it wraps will be used to restore circulation to the area to combat inflammation and promote healing.
Exercise therapy Concentration on stretching and strengthening exercises can be beneficial to the back.
Massage therapy Massage of the soft tissues to reduce swelling, inflammation, and pain by improving circulation.
Hydrotherapy Using water to focus on the body and its sensitivity to hot and cold stimuli, hydrotherapy can promote circulation and healing while numbing a patient’s pain levels.
Diathermy Short-wave electromagnetic therapy focusing on deep tissue healing by stimulating the muscle and connective tissue.
Ultrasound Sound waves micro-massage soft tissue and joints to reduce pain, spasms, and stiffness.
(TENS) Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulators use electrodes to block the transmission of pain signals an increase production of endorphins for natural painkillers.
Traction in Chiropractors might use traction devices for spinal decompression to relieve pressure on affected or damaged nerve roots and to stretch the spine.
Infrared radiation and Cold laser therapy Infrared cameras may be used to diagnose underlying disorders. Cold laser therapy uses biochemical processes to combat pain and inflamed tissues.
The chiropractic treatment plan is customized for the patient based on their pain, disability, range of motion, and tolerance for activity. This goal often utilizes patient driven active care (such as ergonomic modifications, diet, exercise, and lifestyle modification) as part of their treatment plan.