What is Chiropractic Care?

Your nervous system consists of a brain, spinal cord and millions of nerve cells, which are supported and protected by your skull and spinal vertebrae. The nerves control everything, from muscle movement to organ functions.

Through many everyday activities your spinal vertebrae may lose their normal position or motion which results in nervous system dysfunction. When this happens, you usually feel pain. Chiropractic philosophy believes that pain, systemic dysfunction, and disease may result from joint distortion and a lack of normal nerve function that can be corrected through effective, physiotherapy and specific adjustments of the body structure.

Only a chiropractor is trained to analyze your spine for vertebral distortion that damages the nerves. In many cases, chiropractic care may help by providing effective treatment for pain relief and proper healing safely, and quickly, without drugs or surgery.

Other commonly asked questions:

What is a Chiropractic Orthopedist?

At an advanced level, the Chiropractic Orthopedist handles both acute health problems such as sports, occupational and other injuries, as well as more chronic conditions including arthritis, scoliosis, and fibromyalgia using advanced procedures of x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography imaging (CT), electro diagnostic - studies (EMG, nerve conduction) and clinical laboratory procedures to assist in the diagnostic process.

In the course of treatment, the Chiropractic Orthopedist applies manipulative / adjustment procedures along with other treatment options such as physiologic therapeutics, nutrition, structural supports, corrective devices, exercise and rehabilitation regiments, preventive care advice and home therapy programs for patient wellness.

The Chiropractic Orthopedist focuses his / her practice primarily on the neuromuscular skeletal structures, and remains abreast of the latest research and developments through continuing education, by attendance at chiropractic orthopedic conventions and seminars. In cases of sports injury, for example, a Chiropractic Orthopedist offers more in depth diagnostic work and treatment, even casting a fracture, if needed.

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Is there an age limit to receive Chiropractic treatment?

Not in our office. We use many adjustment techniques for the conditions and strength of our patients. We have special training in treating both infants and toddlers to elderly people. As a matter of fact, children benefit from chiropractic care the most because they can grow out of the problem.

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Can pregnant women get adjusted?

Yes, imagine a person who has a watermelon strapped on his or her belly for nine months. Chiropractic care can do a lot of good for them. Our female doctors are trained in, and keen to provide, care for pregnant women. Websters Technique is special for breech pregnancies.

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What does a Chiropractor treat?

Spine, joints, muscles, ligaments, fractures, and bones are the specialty of a Chiropractic Physician. Our chiropractors will closely evaluate your condition and most often find the root of the cause. Below is a list of the most commonly treated conditions:

  • Automobile Accident Injuries - Whiplash, Headaches, Joint Injuries, Sprain/Strains
  • Work Related Injuries - Lifting Sprains, Sitting or Standing Conditions, Extremity Problems such as Carpel Tunnel Injuries
  • Home Injury- Falls, Sprains or Strains
  • Sport Injuries- Athletic Sprains or Impacts, Shoulders, Knees, Ankles
  • Neck & Back Pain- Sciatic Nerve Pain, Numbness, Tingling, Headaches
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How qualified is a Chiropractic Physician?

After completing an undergraduate degree, Chiropractic Physicians continue with another four years of postgraduate school. After graduation they are required to pass all levels of a rigorous National Board Examination. Then, in order to practice, they must meet stringent Ohio State Board examination and licensing requirements.

To keep up with the latest research and remain current in their field, Ohio chiropractic physicians are required to attend continuing education classes each year. Our doctors and staff attend many seminars per year to enable them to deliver the most advanced practices to our patients.

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What can I expect on my first visit?

On your first visit you will be warmly greeted and asked to fill out some forms, which will help us to gain information about you so we may better understand your condition.

Our doctors will then talk with you and ask you some questions about your past medical history and the nature and onset of your condition. If our doctors feel you can be helped, a thorough chiropractic examination will be given. Our doctors may also refer you to a specialist , if needed. Nothing is done in this clinic without your consent.

Following your consultation, the chiropractic examination will consist of analysis of the muscular, skeletal, and systemic components of your body. Measurements in ranges of motion, reflexes, vital signs, orthopedic and neurological tests, as well as a thorough examination of the injured regions or areas of concern are completed. There are times when a patient may require an X-ray, which will be taken in-house.

Once the doctors have obtained all the information needed, our doctor will give you a report of our findings and recommend an appropriate treatment plan.

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What is our Chiropractic Philosophy?

Our chiropractors use highly multi-specialized hands-on healing techniques, which assist your spine, central nervous system, and allows your body to heal naturally. Each technique is geared toward patient size, age, gender and injury severity. Chiropractic care helps you return to optimum health by restoring and maintaining nerve and joint function. We rehabilitate your muscles and ligaments to be stronger so you may avoid future reoccurrences. The end result? You are healthier in the long run, allowing you to live life to the fullest once again.

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Can I see a Medical Doctors too?

Absolutely. We refer our patients to specialists, or their family MD, if indicated. Different doctors have different roles. We believe patient health comes first. It is unethical to put a physician's pride in front of a patient's health. As a chiropractic physician, our job is to take good care of the root cause of a problem and provide for a return to long-term health. The Mission Statement of Mid Ohio Chiropractic & Acupuncture is "Helping People."

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