Chiropractic Care

by Terry Watson | August 5th, 2011
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Dr. Rooselvelt (Photos by Howard Gaither)

What is Chiropractic?

There are so many different versions of chiropractic that the general population is often confused to what do chiropractors really do? Some chiropractors focus on nutrition and wellness, while some chiropractors focus on your spine, while another chiropractor incorporates physical rehabilitation in to your treatment. Which is the correct version of chiropractic? The answer is all of them.

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal (muscles and bones) system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal (nerve and muscle) complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, and pain in the joints of the arms or legs, or headaches. 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.

Now we can’t comment for all chiropractors, but we can describe the procedures that our employed at one of our HealthSource of the triad offices (Greensboro, High Point and Danville Va.) Our office utilizes broad range diagnostic tools such as x-rays, MRI and diagnostic ultrasound. Our doctors also recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
Doctors of chiropractic may assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate. Dealing with spinal problems can be very difficult and it will take a bit of detective work to find the right type of treatment most appropriate to correct your specific problem. HealthSource doctors readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care community.

The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called the “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. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.

At Healthsource all our offices utilize Progressive rehabilitation to help all our patients. Progressive Rehab™ is taking chiropractic care to the next level of patient care when it comes to pain relief and injury stabilization. It combines the most modern, fastest acting chiropractic techniques with cutting edge physical therapy techniques. Progressive Rehab™, the replaces the old outdated treatments and slow acting therapies used in the hope of alleviating your pain. Progressive Rehab™ is the best innovative thing to ever happen in chiropractic, and HealthSource pioneered its development and use and continues to push the envelope to always find new and faster acting techniques. Progressive Rehab™ targets your most painful areas, makes an accurate diagnosis of why you have the pain, eliminates the pain, then fixes or stabilizes the injured area to keep you pain free and functioning at your absolute best.

Why HealthSource?

Fundamentally, you need to ask a few questions before you put yourself in the hands of any chiropractor.

  1. The first question relates to your specific needs. The right chiropractor should be able to effectively treat your problem area so be sure to explain in detail exactly what you suffer from and what you require from the chiropractor. You should enquire about previous experience pertaining to your case so that you can see if the chiropractor is aware of how best to treat your condition.
  2. Fundamentally, trust is a very important element so you should also ask for references and recommendations. While many testimonials can be faked, you should still read some of what is on offer so that you can get a general feel for the services offered by HealthSource. It is also worth looking on the internet for any complaints associated with the chiropractor. Such information is usually easy to find through a quick internet search for the relevant state board.
  3. You should also inquire about the technique used by each particular chiropractor. There are many different ways to treat back pain and other spinal problems and each chiropractor will advocate a different form. It is best to ask about the type of treatment right at the start so that you can check if it matches your needs and your comfort level. Some chiropractor’s prefer spinal adjustment techniques others focus on well care. Depending on your tolerance level, you may seek different techniques and it is important to choose a chiropractor that uses techniques that you are comfortable with.

Choosing the right chiropractor can be hard work but at Healthsource of the Triad (Greensboro, High Point and Danville Va.) we make the whole process very easy. We have many years of experience in treating a myriad of cases and understand that no patient is alike. As a result, all treatments and techniques used are unique and specially prescribed depending on the needs of each and every patient. When you come to Healthsource of the Triad locations, you are guaranteed the benefits of experience and expertise so that your problems are minimized as fast as possible.

At Healthsource, we promise tailor-made treatments and the benefit of a vast pool of knowledge and ability. We ensure that you will notice a considerable improvement in your spinal problems within a very short time period. This is because we are committed to the latest developments in the field of science, healthcare and streamlining the solutions related to the different complications.

At HealthSource we know that you and your health concerns are unique. That is why our practice combines the unique talents of traditional Chiropractic, physical rehabilitation, nutrition and massage techniques. Our multi-specialty team provides you with a non-surgical approach to your pain or injury. HealthSource is committed to providing the highest quality of health services to help restore each patient to optimal health and well being. At HealthSource our goal is to offer relief of pain while
working to correct the cause of your condition and maintain your health, with you as an active participant. The most successful health program is devoted to both healing and restoration of complete function.

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