What is a Chiropractic Physician?

A chiropractic physician is a primary care professional for spinal health and well-being.

Chiropractic physicians, by delivering care that is safe, natural, and effective, will be able to assist you with achieving a wide variety of your health goals, from helping you to eliminate pain, regain your health, prevent future problems or simply function at your best.

Your chiropractic physician has received in-depth training in orthopedics, neurology, biomechanics, radiology, rehabilitation, and nutrition, which allows him or her to evaluate you as a whole and not simply chase symptoms. Chiropractors would much rather you be chasing your kids in a game of tag, chasing that perfect job or, better yet, your dreams.

All of those are hard to even think about when you are in pain. Chiropractic physicians are the experts in knowing whether chiropractic care can help you and when to refer you out to another type of healthcare provider or specialist. Through this unique approach to your health, your chiropractic physician will be able to establish a care plan that is unique to you and your goals as well as provide long-lasting results.

Chiropractic physicians recommend a solution and treatment that is naturally based.  The primary treatment your chiropractic physician will use is a chiropractic adjustment. What you won’t find are more medicines, more side effects or greater worry as to how you will feel when on these medications. A chiropractic adjustment is a precise, safe, and gentle motion applied to specific areas of your spine that will allow for improved functioning of your joints and nervous system. Your nervous system is the master system of your body that controls every cell, tissue, muscle, and organ. When your nervous system isn’t working at its best, pain and poor health will be the result. The chiropractic adjustment helps to improve both joint and nervous system functioning, which means less pain, better motion, and improved overall health for you.

Children as well can benefit immensely from chiropractic care. Have you ever picked up a student’s backpack during the middle of the school year? Observed a child slumped in their school seat, hunched over their desk while writing? These actions can have a great impact on their overall development and well being.

In addition to the chiropractic adjustment, your chiropractic physician may use a unique combination of therapies and lifestyle-based treatment approaches to help provide you with faster, more effective, and longer-lasting results.  Some examples may include: ice/heat packs, electric muscle stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, in-office and home exercise programs, diet modification, and nutritional supplement recommendations.

Your chiropractic physician’s unique approach to your health care will be designed specifically to help you reach your desired goals in the shortest time possible and to help you maintain them. For more information or to locate an ANJC chiropractic physician in your area, please visit our online directory.