Chiropractors are health care professionals that focus mainly on disorders of the musculoskeletal system (joints, bones, muscles, and ligaments) and the nervous system. Chiropractic is commonly used to treat pain and symptoms of the musculoskeletal system such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, and the joints of the arms and legs. While chiropractors help with many other complaints (such as TMJ and carpal tunnel syndrome), these are some of the most common conditions.
Doctors of Chiropractic are able to examine, diagnose, and provide treatment for conditions with their drug-free, hands-on approach to health care. These non-invasive and conservative treatments involve the chiropractic adjustment, but can also include therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises and muscle work.
The chiropractic “adjustment” is a specific force into a joint that has lost its range of motion as a result of injury. These injuries can occur from a single event such as a motor vehicle accident, or they can develop over a period of time with stress from bad posture or repetitive motions. The injury and stress cause inflammation, loss of motion, and ultimately will cause pain as spinal nerves and tissues become compressed. The chiropractic adjustment restores proper motion, alleviates pain, and takes pressure off the local compressed nerve fibers.
Dr. Nigus practices gentle chiropractic in Overland Park, KS. He utilizes the technique Specific Prone to deliver comfortable and safe care to his patients. If you have had a rough experience with other chiropractic techniques, then Specific Prone may be right for you.
While most people wait for their misaligned vertebra to cause pain before they seek help, chiropractic care can also be used as prevention to fix problems while they are early. If you are suffering with stiffness or soreness in your spine, then you may be an ideal candidate for chiropractic care.
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