Chiropractic care is an effective, drug-free option to relieve physical pain and enhance your overall wellness. At Enhanced Medical Centers in Tempe, Arizona, Quentin Smith, DC, and Candace Gaitanis, APRN, CFNP, CFMP, provide expert, customized chiropractic care to treat a wide range of issues, including back pain and joint pain. If you have acute or chronic pain, call Enhanced Medical Centers or schedule a consultation online today.
Chiropractic is a type of health care that focuses on your joints and their connection to your nervous system. The practice is based on the philosophy that misalignments in your spine and other joints, sometimes called subluxations, compress your nerves and cause pain and other ailments.
Chiropractic care includes manual treatments, including adjustments, massage, and stretching, which can restore your joint and nervous system function without drugs or surgery.
Spinal manipulation, or adjustment, a common feature of chiropractic care, involves the application of a controlled force which corrects either hypermobility or restriction in a joint.
Enhanced Medical Centers offers expert chiropractic care to address a wide range of painful conditions, including:
Chiropractic care allows your body to function at its full potential, which can relieve other symptoms that interfere with your health. For example, you might find that chiropractic care increases your energy levels and improves your sleep.
During your first chiropractic care appointment, you’ll have a thorough consultation with your provider. They will collect your personal and family medical history and asks about any pain or other concerns you have. You’ll be asked about your lifestyle and overall health to develop a comprehensive understanding of your needs.
You’ll also receive a physical exam to assess your musculoskeletal system and identify misalignments, trigger points, and other issues. This information is helpful to create a customized treatment plan to relieve your symptoms and restore your health.
Finally, your provider will make chiropractic adjustments to your spine and other joints by applying a controlled force to specific points on your body. You could hear a popping or cracking noise, which is entirely normal. Depending on your needs, they may massage the surrounding muscles and connective tissue to reduce tension before adjusting your spine or joint.
While chiropractic care often provides near-immediate relief, you can benefit from a series of treatments to support full recovery and wellness. In most cases, you begin with weekly appointments. As your pain eases, you’ll have less frequent chiropractic adjustments.
Additionally, your provider could recommend that you practice exercises and stretches at home to relieve tension and improve your flexibility between your appointments.
If you’re interested in chiropractic care, call Enhanced Medical Centers or make an appointment online today.