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What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to, back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, sciatica, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, sprains and strains.
What is a Doctor of Chiropractic?
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs), often referred to as chiropractors, practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to healthcare that includes patient examination, diagnosis, and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises as well as to provide lifestyle and dietary counseling.
Can Chiropractic Help My Back Pain?
Although chiropractors care for more than just pack pain, chiropractors are uniquely trained and experienced in diagnosing back pain and spine-related disorders.
How Successful is Chiropractic Care?
Typically 8/10 people respond satisfactorily to chiropractic care. Certain conditions such as advanced age or irreversible tissue damage can be non-responsive to chiropractic treatment.
Must I Be in Pain Before I See a Chiropractor?
Because back and neck problems are common, it's a good idea to find out what to do about it before it happens rather than after. Our profession is for restoring spinal function as well as preventing spinal dysfunction from occurring at all.
What is Involved in A Treatment?
The most common procedure performed by the doctors at our clinic is spinal manipulation or an "adjustment". The purpose of a manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become restricted in their movement as a result of an acute injury or repetitive daily stressors.
What Techniques Do You Offer?
Our doctors provide spinal manipulation using Gonstead, Diversified, Instrument-Assisted treatment (Activator and Impulse), and drop-table treatments for sacroiliac, pelvic, and lumbar dysfunction. In 1998, Dr. Rick Huskey was certified in Active Release Technique (ART), which is used for treating soft tissue injuries, overuse syndromes, and nerve entrapments. See "services" tab for more information on techniques and offered services.
Does Getting an Adjustment Hurt?
Chiropractic adjustments rarely cause discomfort, however, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatments, similar to soreness following exercising, which usually resolve within 12-48 hours after treatment.
How Many Times Will I Need Treatment?
Frequency of treatment depends upon a patient's individual condition, age, and any previous surgery or trauma to the area of complaint.
Will X-Rays Be Taken?
If recent x-rays cannot be provided by the patient or another physician, x-rays will be taken at the clinic.
Do You Treat Pregnant Women and Children?
Yes, women can be treated safely throughout their entire pregnancy. Children can also be treated safely with chiropractic care and the treatment style varies depending on their size and age.
How Long Should I Wait After a Procedure Before an Adjustment?
You can have an adjustment the same day as a pain injection. After a spinal surgery, the healing time needed before an adjustment is considered safe can vary depending on the surgery. Usually 6 months is recommended before any adjustments in the area. After surgery, x-rays must be taken before adjustments to make sure that your surgical situation is fit for chiropractic care. If you have rods, pins, and screws in your spine, if it has healed properly, there are special techniques that are safe to work above and below the segments with hardware.