What is chiropractic care and how does it work?
Chiropractic care is a type of alternative medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of neuromuscular disorders, primarily those of the musculoskeletal system, with an emphasis on manual adjustment and/or activator method manipulation of the spine.
The main principle behind chiropractic care is that the body has the ability to heal itself and that the proper functioning of the nervous system is essential to this process.
It is believed that when the spine is misaligned, it can apply pressure to the nerves that run through the spine, which can cause pain, discomfort, and sometimes serious problems.
By adjusting the spine and other joints, our expert team aims to restore proper alignment and relieve pressure on the nerves, which can help to reduce pain and improve overall function.
Chiropractic care may be used alone or in conjunction with other medical treatments.
What to expect at your first chiropractor appointment
- Consultation and Examination: During the initial visit, the chiropractor will take a detailed medical history, perform a physical examination, and possibly order X-rays or other imaging tests to assess your condition in order to develop a treatment plan.
- Treatment: Depending on the diagnosis, your treatment plan may include manual joint, activator method or spinal adjustment which are designed to relieve pressure on the nerves and restore proper alignment. Physical therapy, exercises and stretches, and lifestyle or nutritional advice are often utilized. Other techniques such as mobilization, soft tissue therapy, and exercises or stretches to help alleviate pain and improve range of motion.
- Follow-up care: The number of follow-up visits and the frequency of treatment will vary depending on the patient’s condition. Some patients may require only a few visits, while others may need frequent ongoing care.
It is important to stick with your treatment plan in order to benefit the most from your chiropractic care.
The Pro-Active Chiropractic Care Difference
As one of the top chiropractors in Santa Fe, Pro-Active Chiropractic is proud to provide patients with comprehensive examinations, expert diagnosis, or any other necessary treatments the patient might need.
Dr. Unverferth is trained to offer therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, provide nutritional, dietary, and lifestyle change information, he also has a wide range of diagnostic skills.
When determining whether or not chiropractic treatment is the appropriate course of action, he will only use laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging, clinical exams, and other diagnostic interventions.
He wants the best for his patients and their health is his main priority. If chiropractic treatment or physical therapy at Pro-Active Chiropractic is not the right choice for a patient’s condition or the condition needs co-management, he will refer them to the appropriate health care provider.
Contact Pro-Active Chiropractic today by calling 505-984-0934 to schedule an appointment and start your health management process today.