Yes. Doctors of Chiropractic (also known as chiropractors) are not medical doctors, but go through a similar education process to become licensed in the field of chiropractic care. In fact, educational requirements for chiropractors are among the most stringent of any health care profession.
Chiropractic care is a health care profession based on interactions of the spine and nervous system, as well as the surrounding muscles.
Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort because minimal force and gentle pressure are used. In fact, most patients feel relief immediately following treatment. Any reported soreness after an initial adjustment has been described as similar to that associated with starting a new exercise program. Drinking plenty of water, using an ice pack, and engaging in light stretching after your first visit can help ease any discomfort promote healing.
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches...particularly with their highly skilled manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. They also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. The benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues, as well, since our body structure affects our overall function. DCs also counsel patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.
When we stop moving, even laying down to sleep at night, the small spaces between our muscles become interlaced with "fuzz" that can lead to more serious adhesions, especially after an injury, and further lack of motion in our muscles i.e. "KNOTS" causing tightness, stiffness and soreness.
The soft tissue work preformed by Dr. Lindsay is specific to addressing this problem, leading to more motion between your muscles and less tightness, stiffness, and pain. These types of soft tissue symptoms are resolved best when you continue with regular treatment throughout an entire healing cycle of about six to eight visits.
A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific, controlled force in a precise direction that is applied to a spinal joint not moving properly or “locked up.” The purpose of this natural and safe procedure is to correct structural alignment and eliminate interference in the nervous system. For the patient, this means improved spinal function, reduction in pain, and an overall improvement in health and wellness.
The nervous system (via the spinal cord) is a direct conduit from the brain to the rest of the body. By making specific adjustments to the spine, chiropractors ensure that this system functions without impairment. Since the nervous system is responsible for running all the other systems in the body, it is vital to your state of overall wellness. By clearing your spine, chiropractic care ensures that your nervous system can function properly. Many common conditions (and aches and pains) are cleared through routine adjustments, without pharmaceuticals, surgical intervention or side effect.
Each patient is different. For example, if you have chronic back pain, you may need to visit your chiropractor more often. It also depends on what type of treatment the chiropractor prescribes, such as relaxation techniques and diet and lifestyle counseling. After your initial consultation, your chiropractor should give you a treatment plan. But remember, every injury is different and people heal at different rates.
Yes, children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.
Virtuosity is an out of network provider for all insurance companies. Full payment is required at the time of services rendered. Health savings accounts and FLEX spending accounts are accepted as well as Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. You will be provided with the necessary information to submit to your out-of-network insurance benefits for possible reimbursement, if you choose.