About Chiropractic Care
What is Chiropractic?
The chiropractic approach is to find the cause of the pain and treat it directly. This may involve realigning the spine or extremities by chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapy for the muscles and ligaments, rehabilitative exercises, or a combination of these. Sometimes Dr. Frank will suggest exercises or activities to prevent a reoccurrence of the problem. This may provide a long term solution to the condition through prevention.
What is a Subluxation?
Is a term used to describe a joint in the body that has lost its proper range of motion. This lack of motion can cause pain, inflammation and cause stress to your spinal cord and nervous system. Subluxations may be caused by slips, falls, sports, sleeping habits, postural habits, strenuous exercise and auto accidents.
Chiropractic adjustments are used to correct the subluxation to help the body heal and return to optimal health.
What is an Adjustment?
Dr. Frank uses his hands to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine, in order to reduce pain, and restore or enhance joint function. The chiropractic adjustment is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. Dr. Frank adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment.
Facts and Statistics
75-80% of people will have back pain at some point in their life.
Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic—meaning they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.
Low back pain is the fifth most common reason for all physician visits in the United states (according to the National Institutes of Health).
Back pain is the most frequent cause of activity limitation in people under the age of 45.