What is the scope of practice of chiropractors?
It really depends on the respective jurisdictions, along with Alaska statutes and regulations that determine the scope of clinical procedures our chiropractors can legally perform. At our East Anchorage chiropractor, physical rehab, and massage therapy clinic we provide a comprehensive array of treatments to deal with a large variety of common issues local Alaskans deal with.
What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care or medicine (non-surgical, and often drug-free) is focused on musculoskeletal conditions, how they relate to your central nervous system and impact health. It’s complex, and we could go super-deep into it, but in essence when you’re dealing with back pain/problems, shoulder pain, or issues that involve your knee/arm joints, or you’re experiencing headaches – chiropractic care is often a safe and reliable approach to addressing the issue(s).
What are the benefits of chiropractic care?
To relieve pain and restore mobility (overall bodily function) in a more natural, non-surgical way! There’s far too many recognized benefits to list here, but improved posture, reduced inflammation, spinal re-alignment, lowered blood pressure, surgery prevention, improved athletic/fitness performance are a few. Big stress reliever as well, especially when combined with massage therapy which we do.
Is it safe to visit a chiropractor during pregnancy?
All Better Health Alaska chiropractors are specially trained to work with pregnant women, and there are no known “contraindications” or issues. Chiropractic care or spinal manipulation is great when women are putting all that extra weight on their lower backs, the tension in their spine, and the immense amounts of physiological stress. Pinched nerves are common, as are misalignments.
What does a chiropractor do for neck pain?
Once we look at the symptoms of your neck pain, and establish the cause through an examination or x-rays if needed, we’ll design a treatment plan that could be anything from a quick spinal adjustment, to a mixture of comprehensive chiropractic care, neck exercises, and massage therapy. We’ll also talk about ways to improve your lifestyle to reduce neck pain, shoulder pain, and back pain.
What is herniated disc treatment?
Depending on where the herniated disc is (neck, lumbar, thoracic), there are a variety of options to choose from. Is it the result of a sudden injury, or the aging process (disk degeneration)? We also need to take your symptoms into account – tingling, numbness, weakness in your arms or legs, etc. Once we know what we’re dealing with, we’ll design a plan that can include chiropractic care, rehab therapy, the DRS system, low back pain treatment, and MCU therapy.
What is bulging disc treatment?
When a disc in your spine has slipped out of place and become weakened through injury, or because of deterioration that happens over time, it can swell and further extend beyond where it’s supposed to be. Simply put, bulging discs can lead to herniation and put pressure on nearby nerves. Like all other conditions, we’ll assess symptoms/causes, then design treatment around you and your lifestyle that reduces pain, eases inflammation, and restores mobility.