My son is on his high school’s basketball team. When he went from being a starter to sitting on the bench, we decided to see if chiropractic treatment would help his shoulder stiffness. After just a few weeks seeing Dr. Doholis, my son was making more of his shots and soon was spending more time on the court.”
~ Maggie M., Phoenix, AZ
Chiropractic is the Art, Philosophy and Science that helps obtain and sustain good health by restoring and maintaining a optimally functioning nervous system, without the use of drugs or surgery.
This is accomplished by adjustments of misaligned (subluxated) spinal or peripheral joints. Chiropractic adjustments relieve nerve and joint pressure and allows proper functioning.
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Patients often seek chiropractic care to correct neuromuscular complaints, including back and neck pain, chronic headaches and pain in the joints of the arms and legs. In addition to helping ease pain, on-going chiropractic treatments help maintain proper spinal or joint alignment, which supports optimum health in the body.
Enhance your body’s self-healing properties
Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. These important functions are controlled by the brain, spinal cord, and all nerves in the body.
The skull protects the delicate tissues of the brain. The moving bones of the spine protect the vulnerable communication pathways of the spinal cord and nerve roots. If the nervous system is out of balance, due to pinched nerves, tissues and organs throughout the body can malfunction.
Doctors of Chiropractic call this the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. The Chiropractic adjustment has been proven to increase motion, increase circulation, reduce joint pain and headaches, and remove nervous irritation. Once this nervous irritation is removed, your body is able to do what it is designed to do – heal itself.
Relieving joint and muscle pain
Chiropractic adjustments bring the spine and joints into alignment to help alleviate pain and misallignments that can contribute to illness.
Until recently, adjustments had only been done by hand, and most commonly there’s a ‘popping’ or ‘cracking’ sound associated with the adjustment which in reality is pressure being released by the movement of one bone on another (like when someone ‘cracks’ their knuckles!).
That sound is not necessary to move the bone. There are gentler techniques, such as Activator Methods® which utilizes a hand-held, spring loaded instrument to contact the bone which most often causes little or no discomfort to the patient.
Chiropractors help to restore nervous system function by focusing on the biomechanics of the body. Chiropractors were the first ‘holistic’ practitioners. Not only did we restore nerve function to it’s optimum, we also counseled patients in diet, exercise, rest, and stress relieving activities of the body to promote whole body health without drugs or surgery.
Chiropractic treatment is drug-free and free of side-effects
Adjustments and activator treatments rarely cause discomfort, but minor soreness after treatment may occur. Soreness usually corrects itself within 48 hours.
Although your Chiropractor may suggest herbal, natural or over-the-counter remedies to temporarily alleviate muscle aches or pain, chiropractic treatment itself is drug-free and relies on your body’s own healing ability.
Let your chiropractor know if you have other medical conditions, or are under the care of another health professional. Fortunately, chiropractic care complements other treatments by relieving misalignments, joint and muscle pains that can help accelerate healing.
Doctors of chiropractic may assess patients with a thorough examination, laboratory testing, imaging and other diagnostic techniques. Chiropractors will refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable, or if your condition warrants co-management with other health care specialists.
Receive non-invasive, outpatient treatment
Treatment is typically completed in an office, and patients leave the same day. There is usually no downtime. Most spinal adjustment takes less than 15 to 30 minutes, however, on your initial visit, expect to spend extra time as the physician will need to do a thorough assessment before treating you.
Assessments can include x-rays, a discussion about your health and goals, and possibly a physical examination. Following the assessment, your chiropractor will discuss the findings and treatment plan with you. Keep in mind that your doctor may want to schedule early appointments in close proximity to one another, especially if you are correcting a long standing or chronic condition.
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Friday: 8:30 – 12:00
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Phoenix, AZ 85016
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