Solution Based Chiropractic in Las Vegas
Have you been suffering? From:
- Back Pain- Lower Back Pain, Upper Back Pain, Middle Back Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Neck Pain
- Leg Pain
- Joint Pain
- Foot Pain
- or Headaches?
No more pain!
Did you know that most chiropractors in Las Vegas forget 1 important thing?
Most chiropractors forget to focus on you! You deserve the time and commitment, after all you are paying for the doctors attention. You are not just another person with a copay. You are a human that deserves full attention and respect.
To be frank, I’m sick of local chiropractors treating patients like a number on a sheet. You are so much more! You deserve RESPECT!
Okay, okay. So what makes me qualified to say this? I treat everyone like a real human being that deserves my full attention. When you come into my office, we will greet you by name (as long as it’s easy to say! we don’t want to butcher it). Then we will help you with all of your pains. We will listen to your problems, and then we will evaluate your condition. Then we will help you understand our treatment plan and walk you through how it works.
Our Unique Chiropractic Process:
- We first get to know your health problems and your pains
- Then we evaluate your condition and determine a treatment plan
- Next, we walk you through our plan and make sure you understand all of it
- Finally, we make sure that you want to move forward with our plan, and that you are comfortable with our process.
From that point on, my only job is to make sure that make you feel better!
Yes, we are dedicated to your success.
And yes, we help with insurance, and payments. No problem!
What Is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is one of the most widely used forms of alternative medical treatment in the western world. And yes it is even popular in the gambling city of Las Vegas! Chiropractic treatment in Las Vegas and around the world centers on problems affecting the spine. Through physical manipulation of a person’s spine, it is believed that a more correct alignment can be achieved that can help relieve pain and other symptoms patients may experience. Some practitioners may also use chiropractic treatment to address other conditions affecting the bones and muscles in addition to the spine.
Chiropractic was first developed in 1895 by D.D. Palmer who claimed to have cured a janitor’s hearing problems by re-aligning his spine. He subsequently opened the Palmer School of Chiropractic in 1897 in Davenport, Iowa to teach his techniques. His school was not without controversy however. He received a number of lawsuits over the use of his treatment and spent a brief time in jail. He later sold the school to his son B.J. who greatly expanded the business to other states. This evolved into the modern industry of chiropractic practices. Today, there are chiropractic practices in every state in the US as well as over 100 other countries.
Overall, the core idea behind chiropractic is that joints in the spine can become misaligned. A technical term used to describe this misalignment is vertebral subluxation. When the spine’s joints are not properly aligned, significant pressure is placed on the nerves. The spine of course houses the spinal cord which is the central gathering point for nerves in the body. Pressure on nerves in this area can cause severe pain as well as other debilitating symptoms such as motor problems.
Chiropractors, licensed professionals that practice chiropractic, believe that realigning these spinal joints into the correct position can solve these health problems as well as promote overall wellbeing. There is a small subset of chiropractors that do not adhere to these beliefs known as reform school chiropractors. They don’t believe in the existence of vertebral subluxation. Instead, they believe chiropractic treatments in Henderson, Nevada can be used to solve musculoskeletal problems in general. Musculoskeletal refers to the body system that combines and coordinates certain muscles and bones to create movement.
Chiropractors usually work with their hands. The most common treatment that is administered to patients is known as the spinal adjustment. This typically involves the chiropractor using his or her hands to thrust into the patient’s back in an attempt readjust the position of the vertebrae.
In other instances, tools such as a mechanical activator are used to readjust the spine. This is thought to be a more consistent and precise method. During chiropractic treatment, other methods such as massage may be used in an attempt to release pressure on the affected areas. A technique known as “trigger point therapy” is sometimes employed in which static pressure is administered to the flesh in an attempt to stimulate certain muscles that work closely with the skeletal system. Chiropractors in Las Vegas, Nevada also often make lifestyle recommendations to patients regarding their diet, sleep, relaxation and exercise habits.
While many patients have claimed to have greatly benefited from chiropractic treatments, the practice remains very controversial in medical circles. Some of this originates from the theories introduced by D.B. and B.J. Palmer. They believed that the symptoms of vertebral subluxation were actually caused by the blocking of something they referred to as the body’s “innate intelligence.” This innate intelligence was believed to have flowed through the spine to the rest of the body and could be interrupted by spinal misalignment.
This idea of an innate intelligence of the body has been thoroughly discredited by modern medicine. Today, however, chiropractors do not support the existence of an innate intelligence or anything similarly fantastic to explain how chiropractic treatment can help patients. Instead, they rely more on the idea that the body has the strong ability to self-heal. Still, many in the medical field are hesitant to accept chiropractic due to the history of the theory behind the treatment being metaphysical as opposed to scientific.
The use of chiropractic to treat issues like back pain has certain benefits when compared to more traditional medical procedures. For one, chiropractic treatments have less risk associated with them than the medical procedures that may be employed instead. This is due to chiropractic’s noninvasive nature and the fact that the use of drugs is not required. Chiropractors also tend to stress overall wellness and the prevention of behaviors that exacerbate problems. This is different from the traditional one to one problem solving used to treat most illnesses in doctor’s offices and hospitals.
Las Vegas Chiropractors must be licensed by the state of Nevada before they are allowed to practice chiropractic. First, a student must complete an accredited college program to obtain a degree as a professional chiropractic. Completing such a program typically takes three to four years. Graduation usually requires at least 90 classroom hours as an undergrad as well as an A or B grade average. Bachelor degrees in chiropractic are commonly offered by different schools throughout the United States and Canada.
Second, that student must pass an exhaustive exam testing the correct and safe application of chiropractic techniques. If a student passes this exam, a license to practice chiropractic in that jurisdiction is granted. Depending on the jurisdiction, continuing education may be required to maintain a chiropractic license. Chiropractors must also take an oath to act in the best interest of their patients similar to the Hippocratic Oath taken by doctors.
Despite the fact that chiropractors are licensed professionals, a chiropractor is not considered the same as a doctor under the law. In all states save for New Mexico, chiropractors do not have the authority to write prescriptions for any kind of medication or drug. They are also not licensed to perform major surgery. Many people do appear to genuinely benefit from chiropractic treatment. This has been reflected in certain studies on the subject. However, chiropractic is probably not appropriate for advanced medical conditions that do require surgery by a licensed surgeon or medication prescribed by a doctor. Alternative treatments should only be used in conjunction with regular healthcare.
When to Go to a Chiropractor
If you are facing back or muscular pains and have visited the regular hospitals, it is high time you tried out another solution. Chiropractic is an emerging trend for relieving pain on muscles, joints and pain in the back. The following article highlights what chiropractic is, its history, how it works, its applications and when one can go to a chiropractor.
What is Chiropractic?
This is a form of treatment that focuses on spinal manipulation among other treatments. Chiropractic follows the theory that if the body’s musculoskeletal structure is properly aligned, especially the spine, the body is able to heal itself and there is no need for surgery or medication. This form of manipulation helps to restore the mobility of joints that have been limited by tissue injury due to a traumatic event like repetitive stress, falling or sitting down without good back support.
Chiropractors are practitioners who practice chiropractic. They use their hands to conduct manual therapies. Chiropractors use various methods for spine manipulation. They offer patients advice on lifestyle, diet, exercise and rehabilitation programmes. Chiropractors also offer additional treatments like acupuncture.
Chiropractic is mainly used for pain relief of the joints, bones, muscles and connective tissue like ligaments, cartilage and tendons.
The initials DC are used to refer to a chiropractor who has acquired an undergraduate degree and has gone through four years in a chiropractic college.
History of Chiropractic
Chiropractic was founded in the U.S. by a Canadian known as Daniel David Palmer in 1895. Daniel had no conventional training in medicine. He argued that a majority of human diseases are brought about by misalignment on a person’s spine that exerts pressure on the nerve surrounding the spine. He referred to these misalignments as subluxations. He believed that these subluxations blocked the life force or flow of energy through the body. He argued that correcting these misalignments would restore the free flow of energy thus restoring a person’s health. He regarded spinal manipulation as the ideal treatment for a majority of health conditions.
Chiropractic has fought to get accepted as a health profession ever since it was founded. Later on, in the 20th century, Palmer reached a point where he was going to declare chiropractic a religion. This was because of how difficult it was to obtain the rights to practice chiropractic in the U.S.
Today, Chiropractic is not entirely based on Palmer’s ideas but this also depends on individual chiropractors. The argument that subluxations cause illness is a concept that has no clinical research evidence and is therefore still undergoing research.
What Chiropractic for Pain in the Back Involves
Your chiropractor will first determine your medical history, conduct a physical examination and probably take you through diagnostic imaging and lab test to establish whether chiropractic treatment is necessary for your condition.
The treatment could involve one or several manual adjustments whereby your doctor manipulates your joints by applying a controlled, sudden force in order to improve the quality and range of motion. Your chiropractor could include exercise/rehabilitation and nutritional counseling in your treatment plan.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care is considered effective and safe treatment for treating low back pain, back pain, neck pain and headaches. Research has proven that chiropractic can treat osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia since these conditions respond well to the moderate pressure applied by deep tissue massage.
However, studies have not yet proven the effectiveness of prolotherapy used by chiropractors for pain relief and treatment of back pain. This kind of therapy involves injections of anesthetic or sugar water in order to strengthen the ligaments of your back.
People with osteoporosis, inflammatory arthritis or spinal cord compression and those under blood thinning medications are advised not to go through spinal manipulation. Patients who have gone through cancer must be cleared by a medical doctor before they undergo spinal manipulation.
Side Effects of Chiropractic
About half of all chiropractic patients experience a reaction to this treatment. Fortunately, the symptoms in a majority of this patients-85%- are mild. Tiredness and local discomfort are the main side effects. These symptoms disappear after 24 hours for most of the patients.
The most serious and rare side effects of chiropractic are a stroke and a carotid artery dissection. Previous studies show that incidences of a stroke range between 1 in 5.85 million and 1 in 100,000 treatments. However, these studies did not directly link chiropractic treatment to the stroke but rather showed that the stroke was associated with the treatment.
When Can You Go To a Las Vegas Chiropractor?
In case you have gone through regular treatment and have failed to get cured, you can seek out a chiropractor for the following conditions:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Lower back pain
- Slipped discs
- Leg pain
- Pain on the hip, knee, foot joints and ankle
- Pain on the elbow, hand and wrist joints
- Painful periods
- High blood pressure
- Depression and anxiety disorders
- Stomach and bowel gastrointestinal disorders