Body Area: Back / Spine
Body Parts: Upper Spine
Chiropractic consultation is the initial appointment between the patient and the chiropractor regarding a specialized course of treatment. Chiropractic treatment specifically involves the diagnosis and treatment of health problems related to the musculoskeletal system and their effect on the nervous system using non-invasive techniques without prescribing medications. Chiropractic is the third largest doctoral level profession after medicine and dentistry. In choosing a chiropractor, consider whether where they graduated from and how long they have been in practice. Some chiropractors tend to build their practices around treating certain conditions such as headaches, sports injuries, health and nutrition, etc. Chiropractic manipulation is generally the primary treatment method but an assortment of many physical modalities may also be used during treatments depending on the condition being addressed. Acute care, massage therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, physical rehabilitation, spinal decompression, wellness care, low level laser, and ultrasound therapy may all be courses of treatment discussed with your chiropractor.