Chiropractors specialize in the health of the spine and the musculoskeletal system. The bones of the spine house and protect the spinal cord and the nerves that travel from there to every part of the body. These nerves help our muscles move, our joints function and our organs do their jobs. Nerves also help our senses work properly or they tell us when and where there is pain or dysfunction. It is the job of your chiropractor to see that your spine is aligned, balanced, mobile and as pain free as possible.
Chiropractic care is often sought for many different types of problems including:
- low back pain, sciatica, leg pain or tingling
- neck pain, headache, arm pain or tingling
- jaw (TMJ) problems
- sports injuries
- carpal tunnel, wrist, elbow or shoulder problems
- hip, knee, foot and ankle problems
- pregnancy and pediatric care
The chiropractors here at Wellspring perform a complete history and exam. They will determine a thorough treatment plan and are experienced with managing cases complicated by arthritis, disc swelling or conditions such as fibromyalgia or Lyme disease. They specialize in a variety of methods to gently align the spine, arm and leg joints, the jaw and cranium. The chiropractic adjustment is defined as a procedure that mobilizes the joint thereby reducing pain, decreasing joint and muscle inflammation, improving range of motion and restoring normal tone and strength of the region.
The goal is to get you out of pain and promote continued health. The chiropractors use an integrative approach to coordinate care with acupuncture, massage, exercise rehab or medical referral as needed. Chiropractic techniques include Activator Method, Sacro-occipital Technique, lumbar flexion traction and soft tissue release. Because the treatment methods are specific and low-force, they are safe for most people including children, pregnant women and the elderly. Most health insurance plans cover chiropractic at the specialist co-pay rate.