WHAT DOES A DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC DO?
A Chiropractor is a neuromusculoskeletal specialist, focusing on the diagnosis, detection and correction of spinal subluxations. By realigning the spine and freeing the body from nerve interference, Chiropractors allow the body to work more efficiently and heal itself. Chiropractors take a natural, hands-on approach to healing allowing the power that made the body to heal the body.
DO I NEED A REFERRAL FROM MY MEDICAL DOCTOR TO SEE A CHIROPRACTOR?
WHAT KIND OF TRAINING AND EDUCATION DO CHIROPRACTORS HAVE?
Chiropractors are educated as primary contact health care practitioners, with an emphasis on neuromusculoskeletal diagnosis and spinal health care. Preparation for the practice of Chiropractic is concentrated on three areas: basic training in the biological and health sciences, specialized training in the Chiropractic discipline, and extensive clinical training.
WHAT IS SUBLUXATION?
Maintaining a clear and unblocked pathway for our nervous system to communicate with our body is of the utmost importance. This allows for the proper function of nerves, muscles, organs, tissues and cells. If a vertebrae is misaligned and causes interference with the normal mental impulse this is known as a subluxation. A fall or injury may produce subluxations. Subluxations may result from stress or strain. They can also result from physical, chemical or emotional trauma. Chiropractors use specific adjustment techniques to correct spinal subluxations and realign the spine. This allows our bodies to function more efficiently and without interference. The power that made the body heals the body.
CHIROPRACTIC IS JUST FOR HEADACHES, NECK AND BACK PAIN, RIGHT?
NO. While many of our patients start care because of some sort of back, neck or hip pain, most continue with care long after noticing symptomatic improvement related to their pain. In short, they begin noticing unexpected improvement in other areas of their daily life. Yes, chiropractic focuses primarily on the back and spine, bringing the spinal vertebrae back into proper alignment. And yes, a common result of chiropractic care is a noticed improvement in pain levels. But as the spinal alignment improves, so does nerve flow. When our nervous system is allowed to send stronger and improved signals from the brain to the rest of the body, including our muscles, organs and other body systems. It’s common that our patients feel more relaxed, less stressed, happier, brighter and even lighter after their adjustments.
SHOULD MY KIDS BE CHECKED FOR SUBLUXATION?
Yes. Your kids are running around all the time, playing, getting bumps and bruises, falling and being knocked around in sports. It makes sense to address those bumps and bruises right away before they become major aches and pains, doesn’t it? Now think about the chronic pains and aches that you’ve experienced through adulthood, often without rhyme or reason. What most of us don’t realize is that childhood set that stage for adulthood, and our injuries accumulate with time. In our practice Dr. Rosenberg checks and adjust kids from infancy on up. And while methods and techniques for checking kids differ from those used for adults, having your kid checked for spinal subluxation is one more way to insure your child doesn’t have to suffer some of the pains you have.