What is Chiropractic Health Care?
Chiropractic is a method of health care that includes diagnosis and treatment of certain illnesses and injury allowing the body to heal naturally. Doctors of Chiropractic (DC’s) commonly called 'Chiropractors' have extensive professional education, are required to maintain continuing education and must keep a current license in the state they practice. Doctors of Chiropractic use diagnostic techniques similar to those of medical physicians however Chiropractic treatment does not include the use of medications and surgery.
Chiropractors view the body as having the ability to heal naturally. While Doctors of Chiropractic acknowledge the fact that many illnesses are caused by infections and toxic causes, Chiropractors focus on ailments from abnormal structural alignments which interfere with normal nerve function. The Chiropractor's goal is to relieve pressure and interference of the nervous system so the body can heal itself.
Often times, Doctors of Chiropractic use a procedure known as a “Chiropractic Adjustment”. Reducing spinal nerve stress and correcting the body’s structure (skeletal, muscular and neurological) with the Chiropractic Adjustment can improve health and relieve pain making the patient feel more comfortable. Muscular issues are treated by using physiotherapy modalities such as ultrasound, electric muscle stimulation, massage, traction, hot/cold therapies, exercise and more.
Every person is different, that is why Dr. Litle takes the necessary time to perform a thorough history and examination. After the doctor determines the cause of the problem, he can determine the appropriate plan of care designed specifically for you.