D.C.s are Doctors of Chiropractic medicine with their main focus being the human spine. Chiropractors adjust the spine with precise manual thrusts to allow the spine and vertebrae to move back to their natural position. Chiropractors aren’t just limited to adjusting the spine, they are also trained in treating the neck, legs, and arms. Since chiropractic adjustments move the vertebrae away from the nerve, chiropractors can naturally help with a wide variety of ailments. These include: headaches, allergies, specific types of migraines, asthma, menstrual cramps, spastic colon, stomach disorders, and leg, hand, and arm pain that is caused by misalignment of the lower back and neck. Chiropractic care can take pressure off of the chest and allow patients with emphysema and asthma to improve their breathing. Studies have shown that when chiropractors manipulate the neck it assists in the proper draining of the ears, thus alleviating ear infection that troubles children.
On your first visit, our doctors will document the patients’ medical history, take an x-ray, and perform neurological, physical, and orthopedic examinations. Doctors of Chiropractic spend vast amounts of their time examining the spine, assessing posture, testing joint motion, reflexes, and muscle strength. At Spinal Health Professionals, we use multiple sources such as x-rays and MyoVision to locate dysfunctional vertebrae and to count out disorders like fractures in the vertebrae and tumors.
Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C.) are required to have two to four years of undergraduate education from a credited institute, and are required to complete a four-year chiropractic course from a recognized college. Doctors of Chiropractic are licensed in all states including the District of Columbia with more than 60,000 registered practicing in the United States alone. Chiropractors are carefully trained in the structural health of the human body and they are the most experienced in manipulating the spine and neck.
Chiropractic care is one of the fastest growing health care industries in the world. Chiropractors manipulate the spine and neck to allow the body to heal its self naturally or without the use of expensive and side effect filled drugs.