Chiropractic is the largest natural health care profession in the world. It is a drug-free, non-invasive alternative to many health care problems. Chiropractic adjustments of the spine restore proper alignment and improve the function of the nervous system. We employ a variety of safe, gentle techniques, which are effective in treating all age groups from infants to seniors.
Those who received care from a Doctor of Chiropractic were more likely to be very satisfied (63%) with their care than those who were treated by a Physical Therapist (56%), M.D. (52%) or DO (50%). (Amer. Perceptions of Practitioners & Treatments for Back Pain).
Most people think of the 'relaxation' massage when asked about massage therapy. While this is one of the major uses and benefits of massage, its usefulness does not end there. Today, massage is commonly used to treat everything from carpal tunnel syndrome to tendonitis to breathing difficulties. A few of the conditions that massage therapy can help relieve includes: adhesive capsulitis, sprains and strains, osteoarthritis, sciatica, headaches, iliotibial band syndrome, chrohn's disease, menstrual difficulties, pregnancy and much more.
Chiropractic and massage therapy, used in combination, form a powerful healing approach that addresses pain on many levels. Both long-term muscle tension and sudden impacts, such as falls, can pull and hold joints out of normal alignment. Chiropractic uses adjustments to return the joints to their normal positions and restore joint mobility. Joint misalignments are often accompanied by tension or injury to the surrounding muscles, and ligaments. These tissues can produce pain that spreads because it causes protective muscle tightening in surrounding areas. Over time, tight, inflamed muscles and fascia suffer poor circulation and can develop adhesions that prevent muscles from lengthening completely. Painful trigger points can also develop, referring pain or tingling to other areas in the body. Addressing soft tissue problems is an important complement to chiropractic care. Muscles move joints, while ligaments support them. If a misalignment is adjusted without addressing related soft tissues, the whole problem is not being addressed and the pain and dysfunction may persist.