All About Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care is a fascinating treatment for all types of physical ailments. From weight loss to stiff necks, spinal manipulation and other small alignment adjustments can do wonders for the body. Pioneer Chiropractic & Wellness in Downtown Portland uses proven hands-on methods to help patients look and feel their best with little or no conventional medical treatment.
Pioneer Chiropractic in Downtown Portland uses proven hands-on methods to help patients look and feel their best with little or no conventional medical treatment.
Do you need a referral to see a chiropractor?
Typically, a referral is not needed to receive chiropractic services. However, this is ultimately up to your insurance plan. It’s best to contact your health insurance provider to find out if there are any requirements.
What is a chiropractor for?
Chiropractors focus mainly on the spine, hard tissue, joints, and how proper alignment can help the body heal itself. When people experience pain or discomfort from repetitive motions or injuries, often they seek the care of an experienced chiropractor who is licensed to make spinal adjustments.
Traditional medicine techniques will sometimes miss underlying issues by treating the symptoms with pain relievers or medication. In conjunction with massage, chiropractic care can work wonders for healing the body. Because long-term effects require more than one session, our chiropractors will help design an ongoing care plan to help you achieve optimal health.
Chiropractic care is great for:
- Joint pain
- Ear infections
- Weight loss
Massage therapy is great for:
- Skin health
- Muscle relaxation
- Anxiety relief
- Sports-related pain
- Prenatal health
- General healing
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
Chiropractic adjustment, or spinal manipulation, is an effective treatment for low back pain. When vertebrae are moving abnormally, it’s important to correct the dislocation. This increases range of motion, reduces pain, and helps with proper functioning of the spine.
A manual manipulation involves a short thrust applied to the vertebra resulting in a release of gas in the joint. This release initially causes spasms or tension in the surrounding muscles but is followed by significant relief.
Our team is highly skilled at knowing which treatment is appropriate for each patient, as there is not a one-size-fits-all approach. If you are experiencing chronic pain related to the neck or spine, consider the benefits of chiropractic care. We are happy to speak with you about a plan that will help bring you back to a pain-free life.