What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is an approved approach used by Board Certified Chiropractors to enable the body to function at its optimal level by eliminating restriction on the nerves, reducing muscle spasm, improving circulation and restoring joint function. Chiropractic uses non-invasive, drug free modalities to accomplish these goals thereby alleviating pain and restoring function to the nervous system.
Is Chiropractic Safe and Do The Treatments Hurt?
In the hands of a Board Certified Chiropractor, Chiropractic is safe and has been used for thousands of years for individuals of all ages. The treatments are safe because we are treating the body using a non-invasive and gentle approach.
The Journal of the American Medical Association now recommends Chiropractic care as a first-line treatment of back pain. http://fox2now.com/2014/07/14/jama-recommends-chiropractic-as-first-means-of-back-pain-treatment/
Chiropractic treatments generally do not cause pain, especially in individuals undergoing chiropractic care for health maintenance. Individuals who present with moderate to severe pain may experience some discomfort initially because of their underlying injury or dysfunction, but Dr. Heller takes the patient’s symptoms into consideration while formulating a personalized treatment plan in which she utilizes gentle, safe and effective treatments to allow your body to heal faster and return to normal function and mobility.
Do I have to be hurting to be a Chiropractic patient?
This is a significant problem in our society….people waiting until they are in pain to get help. Our amazing bodies are designed to withstand immense amounts of stress before we begin to experience symptoms.
Our bodies must be sick first to have symptoms, not the other way around. While injuries causing pain can be acute, often it is the chronic joint restriction, strain, heavy lifting or improper posture that causes restriction of blood flow and/or nerve impingement that gradually results in chronic pain. Many times we do not know there is something wrong until it is too late and our body experiences a great deal of pain. This is why we can “feel good” and later find out that we have a disease or can bend over to get dressed and we cannot stand back up.
Dr. Heller feels it is very important to keep your spine in good alignment at all times to keep yourself healthy.
Do Chiropractors Just Treat Back Pain?
Chiropractors treat all areas of the body, not just the spine. We commonly treat conditions involving the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle joints.
Chiropractic adjustments also stimulate the nervous system, which boosts the body’s immune system. Dr. Heller has provided relief to patients with related conditions including ear infections, allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches and colic in young children.
*Please note that we are not saying we treat these problems or that chiropractic care is a substitute for medical evaluation and treatment by your physician. The above are personal testimonials given to the doctor by her patients. Chiropractors do however often work in conjunction with medical doctors to care for patients with the above conditions.
What is Graston Therapy?
Graston Therapy was originally developed by athletes, and is changing the way physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers, and patients view treatment of chronic soft tissue injuries.
Chiropractic care is beneficial and can provide relief for the following conditions:
- Neck Pain
- Mid Back Pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Tension Headaches
- Migraine Headaches
- Disc Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Numbness and Tingling
- Pain following Back Surgery
- Tennis Elbow
- Knee Pain
- Hip Pain