What is a Tacoma Chiropractor?
Chiropractors are also called doctors of chiropractic. A chiropractor’s job consists of diagnosing and treating a patient with many fitness issues related to the skeletal and musculoskeletal system. Treating the problems and the consequences of these problems is the primary objective of chiropractic care.
Like many different medical doctors, chiropractors commonly have a routine to get an analysis and to formulate a treatment. This includes a health history and physical as well as other exams and lab tests. X rays and many other types of diagnostic tests may be performed, with an emphasis on the spine and other bones. Chiropractors will look at posture and the spine, and will trace the problems and pains down for treatment.
There are many kinds of therapies in chiropractic, although spine adjustments are the most common. Chiropractors may counsel a patient on health practices like exercise, nutrition, and diet as well as stress management. Some chiropractors will be specialists in areas such as orthopedics, nutrition, internal disorders, sports injuries, whiplash or neurology.
All chiropractors are required to be licensed professionals, and this will take 4 or more years of undergraduate work as well as 4 years of Chiropractic College. Chiropractors must undergo a national board examination and state licensure exam. The majority of state licensing boards ask that a minimum of 2 years undergrad work be completed and many more are now asking that a bachelor’s degree be obtained.
Discover Life chiropractic Tacoma is an efficient team of trained professionals that have excellent knowledge of various adjustments in the human body. Here, we provide best chiropractic care with a combination of science, art, and philosophy of manipulation.
Shoulder pain arises from the shoulder joint but it can also be caused by pain on the surrounding area particularly the neck, diaphragm, and the heart. This is called referred pain. It is a common symptom in hospital care. Since shoulder pain shares overlapping features, it is important to properly assess it and look for red flags that can lead to better diagnosis and treatments.
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Neck pain is one of the most common types of pain that affects the
American population. In the data released by the Center for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC), neck pain attributes to 15.1% of
sufferers in the country.
Neck pain does not affect a particular demographic but data suggests that women are more likely to experience neck pain than men. Demographic studies also indicate that adults who are over the age of 65 are also more likely to suffer from neck pain due to osteoporosis. Below are other interesting facts that you should know about neck pain….
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How Chiropractic Can Be Helpful During Childhood Development
Children need chiropractic because misalignments (subluxations) occur in children’s spines as early as the birthing process.Then during learning how to walk, falling off of couches, playing sports, wrestling with siblings, a child undergoes thousands of events that have the potential to partially dislocate a spine.
The administration of Chiropractic techniques is observed in millions of children around the world.
Many growing children have been able to benefit from these techniques and have been able to gain support for several musculoskeletal conditions.
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There are two different types of chiropractors that see patients-pain relief and wellness. Pain relief chiropractors are focused solely on getting you pain and when that occurs they release you from care and you are on your way. Wellness chiropractors are focused on getting to the root cause of your problem that is causing you pain or dis-ease. Lets look at the difference.
Pain relief chiropractors focus is on getting you out of pain. They use a variety of tools outside of adjusting to get relief. The care plan is directed towards getting you out of pain and once that has happened you are released from care with a call me when you need me. Often the patient doesn’t know that the problem hasn’t fully been corrected and that over time the subluxation pattern will return back to its pain generating state. Then the patient has two choices: go back to get adjusted or say that chiropractic doesn’t work. Most people come in for pain relief don’t get me wrong. Isn’t that what we have been brought up on take Tylenol for quick relief, no pain no problem, take aspirin for those normal headaches? Who has normal headaches I haven’t had any headaches for years! But what if there was more to chiropractic?
Wellness chiropractic is what we focus on at Discover Life Chiropractic. We have taken the approach that most patients don’t want to be on the revolving pain train; get out of pain, go a few months, come back in pain, get adjusted, and repeat the cycle. Wellness chiropractic is focused on detecting your problem that is causing your pain and directing our energy at fixing the problem. This may involve chiropractic, exercise, massage, posture correction, referrals to other healthcare professionals, nutrition, and weight loss. By using computerized technology we can image your nerve system and posture to look underneath the surface and see if chiropractic is the answer or one of the answers. Then we can design a program of chiropractic care and ancillary services that are focused on correcting the cause of your problem. Then our patients have tools outside the office to self manage their problem on a daily basis. Wouldn’t you want to help yourself be healthy. This is why we exercise, diet, manage our stress it helps us become healthier over time. Our patients are more successful, happier and spend less time and money in my office. Check out our video testimonial page and You Tube videos. Happy patients with life changing results. This is why our office is named Discover Life Chiropractic.