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Many people who are new to chiropractic care have questions about the way chiropractic treatment works, what it does and why. These answers to commonly asked questions can help you understand what chiropractic care is and why it might be right for you.
Chiropractors treat patients based on the fact that the body is controlled by the brain, nerves and spine. When this system is compromised, all systems in the body can be affected. Chiropractic care is a method of treating conditions in the body through the manipulation of the spine.
This is the application of pressure to the joints in the body to restore alignment and functionality. Adjustments are made when joints are not moving properly or have become limited in their range of motion.
There is no simple answer to this. Many people see chiropractors on an ongoing basis, much in the same way they would see their primary care physician. Patients who see the chiropractor on a regular basis generally only need occasional maintenance treatments in order to maintain optimal health. Patients who go for very long stretches of time between adjustments can find themselves in a lot of pain and as a result may need to go several times in a row for several weeks.
Chiropractic doctors can treat a range of conditions and disorders. Although many clients come to chiropractic offices for treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, chiropractic doctors can provide a range of services. People see chiropractors for help with everything from auto accident injuries to pregnancy to headaches to sports injuries.
In addition to making chiropractic adjustments, chiropractors use a range of therapies to treat patients. Chiropractors make lifestyle recommendations, provide massage therapy and physical therapy, and may offer diet and nutrition counseling. Chiropractors also show patients how to take control of their health by teaching them to do exercises at home.
Chiropractors must go to a chiropractic medical based college and graduate, then must pass a National Board Examination. Once the chiropractic doctor has passed the exam, he or she must then must apply to a licensing board and take another exam. Once licensed, a chiropractor must seek regular post graduate instruction to stay up to date with the latest methods and research.
Chiropractors treat patients of all ages. The youngest babies to the oldest adults can benefit from care from a skilled chiropractor.
For more information about chiropractic treatment and how you can benefit from seeing a chiropractor, make an appointment today with Rutherford Clinic of Chiropractic in Murfreesboro. We serve the Murfreesboro area, including Walterhill, Blackman, Almaville, Rockvale, Lascassas, Christiana, Kittrell, and Smyrna, TN. Call us for a consultation at (615) 217-0097 and get started on the road to wellness.
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