Symptom Relief with a Doctor You Trust
“There is a vast difference between treating effects and adjusting the cause.” — D.D. Palmer, father of chiropractic
Most often, you seek a chiropractor the first time for relief of acute back pain. While pain may be your main reason for seeking treatment, chiropractors treat a broad range of complaints like knee pain, neck pain, headaches, and acute pain after car accidents. The question begs to be asked, what is chiropractic and aren’t all chiropractors the same?
Chiropractic, as stated by WebMD, is hands on spinal manipulation used to restore mobility to joints, restricted by tissue. Let’s break that down. We have your spine, joints, and tissue. Tissue refers to muscles, tendons, ligaments and facia. So if the joints and spine are restricted by tissue, would it not be useful to not only manipulate the spine but also the tissue around it?
An Integrative Approach to Healing and Health
At Well Balanced Center for Integrated Health, we treat more than just acute pain. Dr. Jacob McNair will not only treat your pain in your first visit, but his ultimate goal is to find out what caused your pain in the first place. Through an assessment of your complete medical history, Dr. McNair will analyze all possible physical and environmental causes for your symptoms and devise an individual treatment plan.
The main goal of chiropractic care at Well Balanced is to restore your body to its normal, optimal state by treating subluxations, or joint misalignments in the spine and extremities. These misalignments may cause restricted motion, pain, muscle spasms, altered nerve signal transmission, and reduced ability of the body to adapt to the environment.
First Visit and Assessment
A complete physical and biological assessment must be performed in order for a chiropractor to see the entire picture of your health and what may be causing you pain.
Dr. McNair begins by reviewing your intake of history before he sees you. Based on your information he is able to ask you further in depth questions in order to dissect the root cause of your symptoms.
During your physical assessment with Dr. McNair, he uses latest scientific models of research shown to be effective for the diagnosis of your root cause of symptoms. Using this diagnostic information, he is able to create an individualized treatment plan that will result in symptom relief. In addition, he will give you educational material on the root cause of you symptoms and tools for every day use, which prevent the symptoms from returning.
Dr. McNair uses an integrative and supportive approach to traditional treatment. Research shows that the best chiropractic outcomes involve not only spinal manipulation but tissue release and joint stabilization. Your treatment plan will likely add modalities such as Manual Therapy and Therapeutic Exercises.