Once an accurate diagnosis has been established, the chiropractor will share the findings with you and suggest a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Should your condition require further examination or need a complimentary form of treatment, the chiropractor will make the appropriate referral to another heath care professional or general practitioner.
Chiropractic treatment mainly involves safe, often gentle, specific spinal manipulation to free joints in the spine or other, related areas that are not moving properly. Most often, this requires a short thrust to a joint that can result in an audible ‘pop’ and may bring relief of symptoms; some patients report an increased feeling of well-being. The ‘pop’ is simply the sound of bubbles of gas popping in the fluid of the joint as the pressure is released. There is, however, no instant cure and some patients may experience temporary symptoms such as pain or soreness around the areas being treated.
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