Skilled chiropractors at Summit Medical Group can help you manage the discomfort and stress of back, muscle, and other acute or chronic pain.
Chiropractic health treatments such as spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, exercise, and guidance about healthy lifestyle changes can help reduce pain and improve your overall health.
If you are being treated for other conditions or diseases, chiropractic care from a chiropractic doctor can be used with traditional medical therapy to give you the best results possible.
The chiropractic doctors at Summit Medical Group are fully licensed and trained in the latest advances for chiropractic medicine.
What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic treatment is a noninvasive, manual therapy that adjusts the musculoskeletal system. It is used to realign the skeleton, especially the spine, to reduce acute and chronic pain and promote proper body function. The approach is sometimes called spinal manipulation.
Misalignment (or subluxation) of the spine can pinch the nerves and cause pain. Chiropractic care can restore the natural flow of nerve impulses and relieve the pain of pinched nerves.
Back pain is the most common reason patients seek chiropractic care; however, in some cases, certain chiropractic techniques can help resolve discomfort and pain in almost all joints of the torso and extremities. X-rays or other diagnostic examinations can help determine what causes the pain.
What happens during a chiropractic treatment?
Patients who are having a chiropractic treatment generally lie down on a special padded chiropractic table. The chiropractor uses his or her hands to manipulate the joints that need treatment.
Chiropractic treatment can sometimes be forceful, but most patients suggest they experience relief from tension, discomfort, and pain when their joints have been adjusted.
Chiropractic doctors sometimes use other techniques such as stretching, electrical stimulation, and heat or ice packs. They also might recommend exercise and lifestyle changes as part of a comprehensive chiropractic health regimen.
In many cases, patients need more than 1 chiropractic treatment to correct and relieve their discomfort or pain.