As your local Atlanta chiropractor, we are aware of our rich past but take a modern approach to deliver optimal healthcare needs. Whether you have injured yourself in a car accident, sports event or suffering from arthritis we plan to find the cause of your problem and offer the best treatment plan. There may be cases where co-managing with another physician will be your best option.
What makes us stand apart from other Atlanta chiropractors? At Atlanta Spine Center, our ultimate goal is to get you well as quickly as possible with the least side effects from your treatment. Personalized attention, established professional relationships
with the Atlanta medical community and a true appreciation for treating the person and not the condition all set us apart.
When looking for a chiropractor in Atlanta, make the Atlanta Spine Center the first choice for your chiropractic and rehabilitation needs. We are more than just an Atlanta pain clinic, but a practice that treats the person, not just their physical complaints. If you have any questions about our practice, please contact us today.
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. These hypomobile joints are also known as a chiropractic subluxation. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.
In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.
Doctors of chiropractic may assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate.
Resource: American Chiropractic Association