Chiropractic

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Senior Chiropractor Spartanburg, SC Your body is a wonderful and complex machine! Just like any machine you may use around the house or at work, it consists of a wide array of moving parts connected by joints, bearings, and wiring in order for that machine to fulfill its purpose and function the way it was intended.

As all moving parts continue through their lifespan, a combination of variables from time, wear-and-tear, and the occasional “breakdown” affect how the machine functions as a whole. When one component finally fails after a lack of maintenance or being neglected, the entire system is compromised and may begin to damage the machine as a whole if it still has the ability to function.

Your body is no different. All the bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints work together to serve a singular purpose which allows you to do many necessary activities from moving about, interacting with loved ones, sleeping soundly or driving a car. Just like any mechanical part, your body’s joints have the capability of wearing out especially when they are not maintained with proper motion, nutrition, and activity.

So how can YOU maintain your body’s function in order to live a pain-free, fulfilling life?

The answer is simple, yet extremely effective: Chiropractic.

Chiropractic is a form of health care that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. It utilizes many different techniques that mobilize joints called chiropractic adjustments to allow for the best possible motion to that joint as well as nerve flow to the area. Along with a healthy regimen of physical activity and the proper nutrition, chiropractic is a wonderful, non-invasive addition to a healthy lifestyle free from pain and restriction.

Common Problems and Solutions

One of the main focuses of a Doctor of Chiropractic is to help their patients have a healthy and properly functioning spine. Doctors of chiropractic may assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to help determine the nature and cause of their patient’s problem. If a patient is found to have health issues that require the attention of other medical specialties, they will readily refer to the appropriate health care provider.

Common Problems

  • Headaches
  • Neck, Shoulder, Arm, Elbow, Back, Hip and Knee pain
  • Hand numbness / Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sinusitis / Allergies
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Painful Menstruation
  • Childhood ear infections
  • Colic
Although chiropractic physicians help people with nutrition, exercise, and ergonomic advice, their main focus is on the Subluxation Complex. This is the term given when spinal segments become fixated or “stuck”, negatively impacting nearby joints, discs, muscles and nerves. These Subluxations are not only responsible for local and referred pain, but are known to cause problems in other organ systems as well. Identifying and correcting the Subluxation Complex can bring relief to people suffering from a variety of symptoms and prevent further spinal degeneration.

The most common therapeutic procedure used to correct the Subluxation Complex is the “chiropractic adjustment”, also known as “spinal manipulation”. These adjustments are performed by hand and/or with the aid of instruments. Chiropractic adjustments are not painful and most patients enjoy them, looking forward to their treatments. Postural faults and muscle imbalances are commonly found in association with the subluxation and are addressed through patient education and training.

If you have any other questions about chiropractic care, please be sure to ask the chiropractic physician at Senior Physical Medicine.