Definition of a Chiropractor:
A chiropractic physician specializes in the treatment of the nervous system but are often known for treatment of back and neck pain. Chiropractic care includes spinal adjustments of the human body. By providing adjustments to fix any interference within the nervous system. A chiropractor can help you with a variety of issues. During the first appointment, or free consultation, the chiropractor identifies the cause of the problem and the areas that need to be treated.
History of Chiropractic
In 1895 Daniel David Palmer, the founder of chiropractic treatment helped to improve the hearing to a deaf man by adjusting one of his vertebrae that he felt was “out of place”. As a result of this healing, Palmer he thought that many other health problems could be associated with abnormal spine movement.
He theorized that these abnormalities, he called subluxations, could impede the nerve impulses and prevent the vital energy from circulating well through the body. It was on this basis, that he founded the very first school of chiropractic in 1897 called The Palmer School and Cure, to teach this new art of healing to others.
The foundation of chiropractic principles is based on the following scientific fact: the nervous system imposes its control on all cells, tissues, organs and systems of the body. If this balance is impaired, a disturbance of the nervous system may cause health problems. Chiropractic treatment focuses on the treatment of the nervous system to not only help relieve pain but to improve balance and stability as well as improve the quality of health.
What Does a Chiropractor Do?
The nervous system almost completely controls all the vital functions of the human body such as tissues, organs, as well as the cellular exchanges that take place inside our body. Abnormal changes in the nervous system, even subtle ones, can lead to many health problems, which often lead to pain and other symptoms which can be felt on a daily basis. A chiropractor aims to restore and maintain optimal nervous system balance through adjustments and other means.
Chiropractic Fees: How Much Does a Session with a Chiropractor Cost?
The price of a session with a chiropractor can vary. It depends on the experience, and education of the chiropractor. For instance, Dr. Jolley has additional credentials, and education in neurology. Health insurance also affects prices of visits see our complete list of insurances accepted. We keep our treatment prices affordable for all, and include a free consultation for all potential patients.
Training of a Chiropractor
A chiropractor is a highly skilled profession that requires education, and training specific to helping treat the human body. Manipulations, and adjustments of the spine, and other parts of the body is extremely delicate, and requires high specialized training. It requires a strong relationship of trust and comfort between the doctor and his patient. Beyond the skill of the hands that is unavoidable. A chiropractor must be kind, attentive and able to clearly explain the nature and cause of the health problems you are experiencing and have the experience and knowledge to choose the best treatment moving forward. The education of a chiropractor includes a nationally accredited, four-year doctoral graduate school programs through a curriculum that includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical internship, with the average DC program equivalent in classroom hours to allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) medical schools. A chiropractic physician also must be licensed by the state he practices in.
Training of a Chiropractor Neurologist
A chiropractic neurologist is a doctor of chiropractic that has taken 300 post-doctoral hours of coursework in functional neurology and passed the rigorous written and performance exams required for certification by the ACNB. We call these doctors Diplomates of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB). They use the patient’s body and environment to assess, diagnose and localize areas of dysfunction. The human body systems are constantly affecting the neurological system and being affected by the neurological system. Our doctors use this functional and holistic approach to target interventions specific to the location of the dysfunction.
The chiropractic neurologist uses the muscular skeletal system and the sensory systems as they interact with the neurological system to improve quality of life. They use a variety of treatment modalities including the technique of adjustment as well as other sensory-based modalities to bring about improvements in health.
Chiropractic Treatments in This Office
Chiropractic treatment in this office includes adjustments or manipulations of the spine and extremities at strategic locations in the body to improve and restore neurological function and control and to restore normal joint movement. Sometimes ordering X-rays or an MRI is required to confirm a diagnosis and/or contribute to the evaluation and help define the necessary treatments. Athletes often utilize these treatments for not only pain relief but to improve performance.
People suffering from back pain, neck pain, or herniated discs, also benefit greatly from chiropractic treatment, in conjunction with the other treatment and rehabilitation modalities we offer, without the use of painkillers, muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatories. Treatment brings great benefits in preventing, and providing relief of disc degeneration, osteoarthritis, and sciatica.
Best Chiropractor Near You
There are a variety of chiropractors near you that offer services either in private practice, a chiropractic clinic setting, or in a multi-disciplinary health center. The Center for Total Back Care located at 2220 S. Country Club Drive Suite 102 Mesa, Arizona 85210 is a unique clinic in that we offer much more than just simple spinal adjustments. Due to the experience Dr. Jolley has developed in the more than 35 years of practice, and as a patient himself, (having suffered 2 herniated discs in his neck) he has developed treatment and rehabilitation protocols that use a variety of methodologies, technique’s and equipment to not only relieve your symptoms quickly, but to identify the cause of the problem which allows us to correct the problem long-term and in most instances provide patients with long term relief without drugs or surgery; even those who have suffered for years. We use a variety of technologies including MedX medical lumbar and cervical spinal testing and rehabilitation equipment. These specialized machines allow us to test spinal strength, identify segmental spinal weakness and then strengthen those muscles that are often the cause of or contribute significantly to chronic low back and neck pain We also use VAX-D (Vertebral Axial Decompression), non-surgical spinal disc decompression treatment that has shown an extremely high success rate in treating herniated, bulging, and/or degenerative discs and sciatica without the risks and side effects of back surgery. Schedule an appointment online, or by calling (480) 633-8293 today.