Ashby Chiropractic clinic

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What can I expect on my first visit?
A: The first thing I will do is ask you about your health concerns and complaints. A detailed history may include previous injuries, your job, other care you may have had (chiropractic, osteopathic, medical, etc,) dietary habits, family history, and other questions that will help to determine the source of your concerns and the best way to go about treating your complaints. I will give you an individualized evaluation that will specifically address your concerns. Most patients will experience relief within 1-4 visits. Self directed exercises will help to speed up your recovery and help prevent re-occurrence. Therapy may be added to reduce your pain more quickly.

Q: What techniques does the doctor use?
A: I blend a variety of techniques to provide you the best possible relief. The techniques I use are:
1) Diversified/Manual adjusting
2) Arthostim Mechanical/Functional Adjusting
3) SOT
4) Physiotherapy/Exercise/Neuromuscular Reeducation
5) Acupuncture

Q: What is chiropractic?
A: Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts based upon the understanding that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system (especially the spine, and the nerves extending from the spine to all parts of the body). "Chiropractic" comes from the Greek word chiropraktikos, meaning "effective treatment by hand." Chiropractic stresses the idea that the cause of many disease processes begins with the body's inability to adapt to its environment. It looks to address these diseases not by the use of drugs and chemicals, but by locating and adjusting a musculoskeletal area of the body that is functioning improperly.

Q: What conditions benefit from chiropractic care?
A: Although chiropractic is used most frequently to relieve low back pain, studies have found it to be effective for a variety of conditions, such as migraine headaches, neck and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia.

Q: Have any studies been published showing what chiropractic is effective for?
A: Several studies have documented the effectiveness of chiropractic in relieving a variety of complaints especially for acute and chronic spinal pain. More recent studies have shown chiropractic to be effective in treating and migraine headaches.

Q: What kind of education and training do doctors of chiropractic have?
A: Chiropractors receive an education that emphasizes neuromuscular diagnosis and treatment. Preparation for the practice of chiropractic is concentrated on three areas of learning; basic training in the biological and health sciences (anatomy, physiology, histology, biochemistry, clinical and radiological diagnosis); specialized training in the chiropractic discipline (theoretical studies, practice, diagnosis and applications); and extensive clinical training.

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