What is Chiropractic Care?

 

Chiropractic is a health care profession dating back over 125 years that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system, nervous system, and their interactions on general health and well-being.   Many conditions are managed by chiropractors, but some of the most common conditions include back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms and legs, headaches, nerve entrapments, and myofascial disorders.

A chiropractor holds the graduate degree Doctor of Chiropractic (DC).  Much like other doctors in the healing arts (MD, DO, DDS, ND, DNP,, DPM, etc), a chiropractor must first their undergraduate college requirements before attending chiropractic school, and after graduation is subject to national board examinations and state licensing boards before practicing as a chiropractor.

A Chiropractic Doctor

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Chiropractic practice involves the ability to assess patients through a physical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging (like x-rays, ultrasound, or MRI), and other diagnostic interventions.  Chiropractic treatments may involve chiropractic manipulation (often called adjustments), physiotherapy, therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, nutritional and dietary counseling, and lifestyle modifications.   Chiropractors also readily refer patients to appropriate allied health providers and specialists when a condition warrants co-management

Chiropractic Therapy at Vivify Health & Wellness

Dr. Robinson is a board certified chiropractor who has been practicing since 2007.  He has previous experience is pain management, personal injury cases, workers comp cases, family chiropractic, chiropractic neurology, and many other neuromusculoskeletal conditions.  Although there are many adjusting techniques Dr. Robinson is familiar with, principally he uses diversified adjusting technique. 

The Chiropractic Adjustment

Perhaps the most widely utilized and best known chiropractic treatments is the chiropractic adjustment, or also referred to as chiropractic manipulative treatment (CMT).  This most often involves adjustments given to the spine and the joints of the body.  A chiropractic adjustment involves a controlled force into the joint to restore movement in joints of the spine or other parts of the body that has become restricted in motion and function.  This treatment restores joint mobility and function, relieves muscle tightness, and causes relief in pain.   Chiropractic adjustments are generally tolerated very well, rarely causing pain or discomfort, although in some cases mild soreness following an adjustment may occur.  Chiropractic treatments are generally considered to be a very safe and effective option for musculoskeletal pain.

The Practice of Chiropractic