What does a chiropractor do?
The complete answer is far too complex to dive into here. Technically, AK chiropractic focuses on the musculoskeletal system, and how it pertains to the central nervous system in as much as spinal problems can manifest throughout the body. At our Wasilla chiropractic clinic, we take a comprehensive team-based approach to addressing the many issues associated with your spine, arm/knee joints, headaches, overall fitness, functionality, eating lifestyle, etc.
When to see a chiropractor?
Well, the answer varies from person to person depending on the issue you’re dealing with. Some people bear immense neck pain, back pain, low mobility, and so on. Other Wasillians show up after that first good snowmobile crash, or quad-mishap. Honestly, your spine’s pretty important and should be looked after anyway. When you walk into our clinic is ultimately up to you.
Does chiropractic work?
Absolutely! But we’re all chiropractors and massage therapists around here, so we’re rather bias. That said, the discipline is complex, incorporates a good amount of your body, and there are tons of conditions involved. Do critics exist? Yes indeed, so we encourage you to do some homework on whether chiropractic works for your specific issue, or reach out and contact us and we’ll get you up to speed.
Is chiropractic safe?
There really is no such thing as a perfectly safe medicinal practice or discipline, but spinal manipulation (non-surgical) is considered safe. Is any surgery 100% safe? Is it safe to take dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, or go through facial reconstruction? Truth is there have been lawsuits and legal battles with chiropractors, like any other profession. It depends on your chiropractor and how serious the condition is that’s being addressed.
What does a chiropractor do for lower back pain?
Depends on symptoms and what’s causing the lower back pain – bulging discs, subluxations, degenerating discs, spinal stenosis, arthritis, etc. One of our core treatments involves the DRS system (Decompression, Reduction, & Stabilization – FDA approved), a highly-effective, drug-free, non-surgical form of disc decompression therapy.
What is spinal decompression therapy?
Simply, spinal decompression uses traction, distraction and body positioning to decompress, or relieve tension and pressure from spinal discs and facet joints.Most turn to spinal decompression therapy when dealing with lower lumbar back pain, spinal disc protrusion, herniated or bulging discs. At our Wasilla chiropractic clinic we combine chiropractic care with rehab/massage therapy to relieve pain and restore mobility.
What does a chiropractor do for sciatica?
When the largest nerve in the human body starts acting up due to compression, first our chiropractor will assess symptoms and determine the source of the sciatic issue. Then, through a custom treatment that combines elements of chiropractic care, massage therapy, and spinal manipulation our goal is to help your body heal itself.