Chiropractic is a healthcare field that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the neuro-musculoskeletal system. It is a form of complementary or alternative medicine used as a non-invasive therapy or treatment. It is well established within the United States, and is currently the third largest healthcare profession after primary care medicine and dentistry. Chiropractic generally helps treat musculoskeletal pain such as tension headaches, low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain. Often chiropractors treat issues such as sprains, strains, herniated discs, radiculopathy, spinal stenosis and issues involving the musculoskeletal system.
Chiropractic care focuses on diagnosing and treating conditions without resorting to invasive treatment techniques such as surgery. The main technique chiropractors work with includes hands-on, manual therapy techniques. This might include spine manipulation, or manipulation of joints or other soft tissues. Though the most common reason that individuals seek out chiropractic care is to address lower back pain issues, chiropractors also regularly diagnose and treat a wide variety of muscle, tendon, and joint issues, including athletic injuries. Chiropractic also focuses on the whole body approach, often focusing on possible lifestyle changes, wellness, and nutrition.
Before being treated, an evaluation will be performed by one of the doctors at Edinboro Chiropractic and Nutrition Center to confirm that you are a chiropractic candidate and rule out other medically related issues that may be causing your specific complaint. An initial examination may include evaluations and tests consisting of range of motion studies, spinal reflex tests, muscle and sensory tests, postural evaluation, and when required, radio-graphic or MRI studies. These tests, when combined correctly, will help to better diagnose the complaint so that a proper treatment plan can be recommended to the patient.
Once the initial exam has been completed, our main form of treatment is to adjust the spine. The adjustments performed at the office may alleviate your pain, increase range of motion, flexibility, comfort, and overall wellness. Our goal is to restore your body to it’s natural state so that it can heal itself, without the use of medication or surgery being needed.
Our office employs a variety of methods in order to treat your specific case which range from gentle instrument assisted adjusting, to traditional manual diversified adjustments. Depending on your specific needs, the doctor will recommend a treatment plan that may include adjustments, nutritional counseling, massage or rehabilitative home exercises. With almost 40 years in combined experience, you can be confident that you’ll receive the best care available in our office.
Chiropractic care is ideal for patients seeking a safe and natural way to heal their bodies, or keep their bodies healthy. Chiropractic relies on the helping the body heal itself, without the use of medications or surgery, by focusing on the source of the complaint, such as a headache or lower back pain. In chiropractic, patients are urged to take a role in their health by taking control of their lifestyles through diet, nutrition, and exercise.