The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) published a helpful article explaining chiropractic care. They defined the chiropractic profession as, “a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic services are used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.”
Patients who are seeking non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical options to pain management, treatment for injuries sustained in auto accidents, rehabilitative exercises, or ongoing treatments for pain related to genetic muscular or bone issues are finding that chiropractors provide a better option to traditional General Practitioners.
Chiropractors are doctors who can assess patients “through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate.” Once they have determined a proper course of treatment, they can provide certain treatments, but, like any medical practitioner, are able to refer patients to other healthcare providers if necessary.
If you’re suffering from chronic pain or have been the victim of an auto accident or have slipped and fallen, Smiley Chiropractic can help you find relief you need and the treatment you desire.