What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. These important functions are controlled by the brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves of the body.The skull protects the delicate tissues of the brain. The moving bones of the spine protect the vulnerable communication pathways of the spinal cord and nerve roots. If the nervous system is impaired, it can cause malfunction of the tissues and organs throughout the body, Doctors call this the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. Vertebral, meaning the bones of the spine. Subluxation, meaning consisting of more than one part.
Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
Dr. D'Eramo utilizes a number of different chiropractic techniques enabling her to address the needs of many patients and conditions. Dr. D'Eramo may recommend a variety of care including massage therapy and cold laser therapy to relax your sensitive areas before adjusting. By doing this the patient can heal faster and with less soreness so they can resume their normal daily activities as quickly as possible.
What is an adjustment & why is it a good thing?
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury.
Are there any side effects after a chiropractic adjustment?
Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours. In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.
Are all patients adjusted the same way?
No. Each patient's spine and care plan is unique. With 24 moving bones in the spine, each of which can move in seven different directions, we see a wide variety of spinal patterns. Each patient's care is custom-tailored for their age, condition and health goals. What is the popping/ cracking sound?Every joint of our body has a fibrous capsule that surrounds it; inside the capsule there is synovial fluid that nourishes the joint to keep it healthy. The fluid contains gases (CO2, NO2, O2). As a manipulation occurs, a negative pressure causes the gases to be released and a popping or cracking sound occurs.