How does chiropractic care work?
Chiropractic helps to remove postural imbalances and structural misalignments that can accumulate in our bodies over time. Our spines change and develop problems just like our teeth, eyes and heart. Left unchecked, these changes may lead to pain, stiffness or other more serious problems. Chiropractic by definition is the science concerned with the relationship between the spinal column and the nervous system as it affects the restoration and maintenance of health, primarily using the hands to adjust misaligned vertebrae.
The nervous system is a key part of your body. It is the communication system between your brain and all of your body’s muscles, organs and tissues. For your body to remain healthy, your nervous system must function well. For your nervous system to function well, it must be free of interference. The spine is the most common site of nervous interference because nerves travel from the spinal cord through openings on either side of the spine to get to all of your cells and organs.
Each of us is born with the ability to heal and recover from illness. Our bruises heal, cuts mend and common colds are overcome. Your nervous system regulates this inborn healing ability.
Think of your brain as a central command post sending and receiving information through telephone wires (your nerves), which branch out to connect all areas of a city (your body). A short circuit in a wire cuts off communication just like misalignments in your spine can put pressure on the nerves. This pressure interferes with your nervous system, affects your ability to self-heal and may prolong injury or illness.
The customized care you receive from Dr. Scott can help to improve your posture, muscle balance and mobility. It can also restore the integrity of your nervous system and get rid of pain quickly, so you can get back to feeling good today!
Is chiropractic effective?
Yes, Chiropractic care is safe and effective. Scientific evidence proving that chiropractic care works is overwhelming. Over the past 20 years, many controlled and independent research studies have shown again and again that chiropractic care is safe and effective for treating low back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, and other conditions relating to the spine. Based on these scientific studies, the consensus is that chiropractic care is the treatment of choice for most spinal problems. The extent to which a person can benefit from care varies depending on their problem and how long it has existed.
The non-surgical, drug-free healing nature of chiropractic provides benefit to the health of millions of people worldwide each year. Most chiropractic patients experience significant relief and improved general well being, and continue to make regular visits a part of their healthy lifestyle choice.
Why should I see a Chiropractor?
From professional athletes to homemakers, engineers to electricians, young people to seniors, chiropractic care has been the answer to optimum health. Many people see a chiropractor for back, neck or other joint problems. Still others find that regular visits to Magic City Chiropractic keep them in peak condition.
Regularly a dentist checks our teeth, an optometrist checks our eyes and a doctor checks our blood pressure and heart. Yet, we take the spine – a crucial component of our body – for granted. Call us today to schedule your appointment because regular checkups of your spine can help you maintain optimal health and wellness.
What is an Adjustment?
An adjustment is the main method of treatment used by your chiropractor. It is a specialized, controlled and safe pressure applied to your spine to restore the proper motion and position of your vertebrae. It is a precise procedure chiropractors have learned and perfected over years of training at a Chiropractic College and in clinical practice. At Magic City Chiropractic, Dr. Scott Albano uses several different adjusting techniques best suited for patients individual needs.
Every health procedure, from taking aspirin to giving blood, involves a level of risk. Chiropractic adjustments are among the safest of all health care interventions because they are non-surgical, drug-free and present an extremely low risk. And they work!
What can I expect the first visit?
You can expect prompt service and attention to every detail to your specific needs. Like the family doctor of yesteryear, Dr. Scott takes special time with each and every patient. Initial exams take about an hour to review all of the following:
A thorough review of your specific problem is conducted, including relevant past history and overall health. You will be asked to perform physical tests and movements to help identify the problem. In certain situations, an X-ray may be used to confirm the history and examination findings and to investigate for the presence of any underlying bone conditions or pathological developments. A diagnosis is made, with treatment options for its resolution. If it is not a chiropractic problem, an appropriate referral is arranged. A prognosis is made, taking into account your general health habits, occupation, stress and activity levels. Your response to treatment is monitored by Dr. Scott, who looks for an improvement to your specific condition, as well as for changes in your overall health.
Dr. Scott will also review and prescribe stretching and exercise specific to your condition to expedite recovery. Home icing or heat therapy will also be instructed depending on the course of treatment.