What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care involves an adjustment, which is carefully controlled and directed pressure, to areas where an individual is experiencing pain. When a joint is immobile or is not moving correctly, it likely due to built up adhesions, which are connective tissues similar to scar tissue. When adhesions form to the join, they can produce pain and decreased range of motion. When a joint isn’t moving correctly, compensatory movement patterns develop which can leads to further pain on the surrounding joints.
Is chiropractic care safe?
Absolutely, chiropractic care is safe for people of all ages and this is the primary reason many people choose to explore chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic treatment is not invasive and effective at treating many injuries and chronic areas of pain.
When is chiropractic treatment appropriate?
Chiropractic care helps restore the mobility and length of muscles that have become blocked and shortened due to poor movement patterns. The western lifestyle is not natural and not how humans were built to function and this often times causes injuries. Many desk workers succumb to pain from repeated movement patterns that occur over an extended time. Chiropractic care is appropriate when you are in discomfort, but also if effective at preventing injuries.
What is my first visit going to be like?
Dr. Zuckerman will discuss any areas of pain and weakness you are experiencing. He will review your strength, structure and movement ability in affected areas to assess what plan of treatment is the best. Dr. Zuckerman will then perform the chiropractic treatment to the affected areas. He will prescribe a stretching or strengthening routine to help your specific problem area. After the treatment you will lie on his amazing automatic massage table and ice the affected area, if appropriate. Start feeling better and come see Dr. Zuckerman.