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If you're having issues with back pain, neck pain, joint pain and headaches, then you might want to seek neuromusculoskeletal health care, which you can obtain by visiting a chiropractor.
Doctors of chiropractic belong to a health care profession that focuses on musculoskeletal system and nervous system disorders. They are more commonly referred to as chiropractors. Chiropractors go through thorough training and have a broad set of skills, including the ability to make a wide range of diagnoses, recommend exercises that are therapeutic and rehabilitative, and to provide professional counseling in regards to nutrition, diet and lifestyle.
Doctors of chiropractics are regulated by state licensing boards and require the completion of an accredited four-year doctoral graduate school program. Once that program is completed, national board exams must be passed in order to obtain a license to practice. This license has to be maintained every year through ongoing education credits through state-approved CE (continuing education) programs.
The approach of a chiropractor is hands-on and drug-free. They will begin their diagnosis of a patient through clinical examination, lab testing, diagnostic testing and various other methods to identify whether the problem the patient is experiencing can be properly addressed via chiropractic treatment. If it's determined that chiropractic treatment is not suitable for the problem, a good chiropractor will be able to recommend another health care provider that can address it.
Chiropractic treatment can be provided as both a primary or complementary form of treatment. For example, patients who are suffering from lower back pain often require chiropractic treatment as their main form of treatment. However, in some cases, chiropractic treatment can be provided to support the treatment for other medical conditions, especially conditions that cause musculoskeletal issues.
When it comes to the actual treatment, one of the most common procedures is spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation helps to restore joint mobility through the application of controlled force to joints that are restricted in their movement, something that's often caused by tissue injury. Tissue injuries are often caused by traumatic events, such as repetitive stresses or the improper lifting of a heavy object. In addition to restoring mobility, spinal manipulation can help alleviate pain and muscle tightness.
If you're having back or neck issues, then you should consider seeking chiropractic treatment. Contact us at Florida Spine to schedule an appointment in Vero Beach today.