Not Just About Relieving Pain

Chiropractic is not just about relieving pain; it’s about enhancing even the seemingly healthy person’s function, performance, and quality of life. Chiropractic looks at not only the structural but the mental, emotional, and nutritional side of wellness. Chiropractic care ensures that the spine works properly to maximize normal nerve flow and minimize pressure on the nervous system from stress and postural strain or injury, leading to pain, dysfunction, and decreased quality of life. It is gratifying to see people of all ages turning to chiropractic as a safe and effective alternative to medication and surgery for a wide variety of health issues.

Chiropractic care aims to relieve pain, promote healing, restore and maintain function, reduce the likelihood of re-injury, restore proper motion, and prevent accelerated degenerative spine disease. However, comprehensive chiropractic healthcare goes much further. It all comes back to wellness, defined as not simply the absence of sickness. Wellness suggests a proactive lifestyle approach, which results in optimal physical, emotional, and social well-being. This involves learning how to get healthy and stay healthy by practicing positive health habits and giving up harmful ones. To do this, we teach people to listen and respond to their bodies warning signals before illness interrupts life’s activities. The chiropractor’s role is to facilitate and increase the potential for health so we can live life to its fullest.

 

Chiropractic Care In Tigard

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on restoring balance to the body systems. Frequently this includes disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system and the effects on general health. Chiropractic care is extremely effective 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, and headaches.

Doctors of Chiropractic are often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians. Chiropractic can be practice in a narrow scope with interventions limited to adjusting and therapy. However, we choose to have a broad range practice which includes in-depth physical examinations, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, genetic, disease evaluation and metabolic/functional medicine, and physical medicine interventional treatment.

One of the most common therapeutic procedures performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called a “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to balance the nervous system. This is frequently performed to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypo mobile — or restricted in their movement – due to a tissue injury. Tissue can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as the improper lifting of a heavy object, or repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness and allowing tissues to heal.

Chiropractic adjustments rarely cause discomfort. In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary treatment method. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.

Doctors of chiropractic may assess patients to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate. We readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team.

 

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