The Responsibility of the Chiropractic Doctor

Find a vertebra out of position pressing on a nerve and gently move it back into position to relieve pain.

Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts which is based upon the understanding that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system (especially the spine, and the nerves extending from the spine to all parts of the body). “Chiropractic” comes from the Greek word Chiropraktikos, meaning “effective treatment by hand.” Chiropractic stresses the idea that the cause of many disease processes begins with the body’s inability to adapt to its environment. It looks to address these diseases not by the use of drugs and chemicals, but by locating and adjusting a musculoskeletal area of the body which is functioning improperly.

The conditions which doctors of chiropractic address are as varied and as vast as the nervous system itself. All chiropractors use a standard procedure of examination to diagnose a patient’s condition and arrive at a course of treatment. Doctors of chiropractic use the same time-honored methods of consultation, case history, physical examination, laboratory analysis and x-ray examination as any other doctor. In addition, they provide a careful chiropractic structural examination, paying particular attention to the spine.

The examination of the spine to evaluate structure and function is what makes chiropractic different from other health care procedures. Your spinal column is a series of movable bones which begin at the base of your skull and end in the center of your hips. Thirty-one pairs of spinal nerves extend down the spine from the brain and exit through a series of openings. The nerves leave the spine and form a complicated network which influences every living tissue in your body. Chiropractic also places an emphasis on nutritional and exercise programs, wellness and lifestyle modifications for promoting physical and mental health.

While chiropractors make no use of drugs or surgery, Doctors of chiropractic do refer patients for medical care when those interventions are indicated. In fact, chiropractors, medical doctors, physical therapists and other health care professionals now work as partners in occupational health, sports medicine, and a wide variety of other rehabilitation practices.

Accidents, falls, stress, tension, overexertion, and countless other factors can result in a displacements or derangements of the spinal column, causing irritation to spinal nerve roots. These irritations are often what cause malfunctions in the human body. Chiropractic teaches that reducing or eliminating this irritation to spinal nerves can cause your body to operate more efficiently and more comfortably.

  • Manipulative Therapy / Adjustment
  • Diagnosis and hands-on treatment for mobilizing joints in order to restore normal function.
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • Restoration of movement and function through ultrasound, electrotherapy, mechanical traction, cryotherapy and moist heat therapy.

Treatment used to address ligament, tendon and connective tissue components of pain.

A painless technique that creates negative pressure inside the involved disc, allowing it to absorb fluid and nutrients in order to facilitate healing and decrease inflammation.

Programs tailored to optimizing function, stability and performance.

The importance of posture is highly critical in so many different areas. Your posture sends a message to people, and displays your sense of confidence and self-awareness. Using simple techniques to fix your posture can give you startling improvements on both your appearance, and how your back feels. You will feel stronger, healthier and more vibrant with proper posture.

State of the art high frequency digital x-rays will be taken if deemed necessary on a case by case basis, in order to better serve our patients.

Cesia Vigil

I’ve been coming here for about a month and tomorrow will be my last day and I’m so happy with my results! My back feels amazing! Dr. Austin and Dr. Hill are super friendly, and professional at their jobs. Their staff here are amazing too. As soon as you walk in you can expect to be treated with a warm welcome from the girls up front. Sandra, Amy, Connie, Lesly, Dalia and Madeline are just the sweetest, and so helpful with any questions that you may have. Would definitely recommend this place to everyone.

Yeny Villalta Villatoro

Thank you to Javier, one of the employees at the office who recommended this place for my back pain and I am so glad he did. This place is one of a kind—clean, friendly, and the whole process went by smoothly. The staff were so nice, helpful and very attentive to the client’s needs. The doctor really showed that he cares about his patients and goes into detail about what could be going on. He takes his time and offers realistic solutions. Would def be going back and I HIGHLY recommend it to everyone looking for a chiropractor nearby.

Josefina Bolanos

Since my first time being a new patient, I felt very welcomed. Each staff member met my needs to satisfying my visit. They are very well spoken and treat each patient as I visited more, very welcoming and comfortable. I absolutely love their relationship with patients. The one who helped me the most is Amy. She made conversation with me so instantly. She made me feel as if we had known each other for years. Her checking up on me when she could to make sure I was ok and well attended. She answers my questions and explains very well. She as well as the staff and doctors are great. Definitely recommend this office to anyone.

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