Chiropractic care is most often used to treat neck, back or joint pain and headaches.
Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors can also recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
The most common type of procedure performed is known as a “chiropractic adjustment” or “spinal manipulation.” These treatments rarely cause discomfort and work by applying controlled pressure to the joints that have restricted movement. Adjusting the affected joint and tissues alleviates muscle pain and tightness and allows the tissues to heal. Some patients may experience mild soreness or aching after treatment that usually resolves itself in 12 to 48 hours.
In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment. If chiropractic care is not right for a patient’s condition, chiropractors will refer patients to appropriate health care providers.
Chiropractic care can also help reverse the effects of injuries caused by repetitive motion, poor posture and poor lifting habits. With our office conveniently located in central Phoenix, one call is all that’s needed to find personalized chiropractic treatment.