Chiropractic Care


What Is Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic is a primary health-care profession that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that are due to mechanical dysfunction of the joints, particularly those of the spine, and their effects on the nervous system. Chiropractors treat problems with joints, bones and muscles, and the effects they have on the nervous system. Working on all the joints of the body, concentrating particularly on the spine, they use their hands to make often gentle, specific adjustments (the chiropractic word for manipulation) to improve the efficiency of the nervous system and release the body's natural healing ability. Chiropractic does not involve the use of any drugs or surgery.

How A Chiropractor Makes A Diagnosis
Diagnosis is reached only after thorough examination of the patient, including: Case history and physical examination, observation of posture to assess biomechanical stresses, examination of individual joints, x-rays or imaging (when clinically necessary).

Treatment And Patient Management
Treatment consists of a wide range of manipulative techniques designed to improve the function of the joints, relieving pain and muscle spasm. Such skilled manipulation is very specific, directed at individual joints in order to reduce strains and improve mobility in one area without disturbing another. Treatments are also supported with individual counseling and advice about the patient's lifestyle, work and exercise, in order to help in managing the condition and preventing a recurrence of the problem. In comparison with osteopaths and physiotherapists, chiropractors tend to use manipulation as the main form of treatment, as well as mechanized treatment tables and use of soft tissue or massage techniques. X-rays may be used in the diagnostic process if clinically justified.

 

To Schedule Your Chiropractic Visit
Please Call
859-572-0029

Southgate Chiropractic & Massage Wellness Center
2306 Alexandria Pike
Southgate, KY 41071