Chiropractic Q&A

Chiropractic Q&A

How can a chiropractor help you?

Most people are aware that chiropractors are the docs first-in-line for back and neck pain as well as other musculoskeletal ailments involving joints, muscles, and ligaments. Did you know that we also use diet, exercise, supplements, and patient education to help address a variety of other conditions such as digestive problems, headaches, hypertension, fatigue, insomnia, and attention/focus? We may refer you to other healthcare providers as necessary; however, it is a good practice to talk to us first about any ailments you might have. We have your backs! (no pun intended)

Who sees a chiropractor?

Chiropractic is suitable for people of all ages and backgrounds. According to the last Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic report, over the past 12 months, 35.5 million adults in the U.S. went to a chiropractor! The third largest health profession (following only conventional medicine and dentistry), chiropractic is rapidly growing. And there’s a need beyond private office and hospital visits - companies such as Motiva Health offer chiropractic care in the corporate setting. We are much-needed at the workplace, the source of many ailments! Fun fact: Chiropractors are now utilized by many major professional sports teams, including all 32 NFL teams.

What is the chiropractic approach to care?

Chiropractic emphasizes the body’s own innate ability to regenerate and heal on its own without drugs or surgery. We take a holistic view, evaluating your overall health in order to give you comprehensive treatment and an effective management plan. We often use manual therapy techniques including spinal manipulations, muscle work, exercises, stretching, and other rehabilitative measures in conjunction with patient education. We also give direction on structural adaptations and posture as well as offer lifestyle advice related to nutrition, exercise and stress reduction. Think physician and coach!

What else can I expect from a visit with a Motiva doc?

The Motiva docs are very caring and attentive - our approach is patient-focused and we take the time to truly understand your needs. We are also huge on education as knowledge is power! We empower our patients to take an active role in their own health by providing them with the education and resources they need to heal. Not to mention, we deliver top-notch treatment - our docs are some of the best! One last note: expect to utilize cutting-edge technology to assist in the delivery of your care plan. We have a personalized patient-portal app for direct communication with your doctor and we use an app-based exercise program so your doctor and your treatment plan are always at your fingertips!

We mentioned we can help with digestion. Check out our digestive tips in the article “You Are NOT What You Eat!”

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Amy FlahertyChiropractic