Corrective Care Chiropractic is a completely different approach to achieving and maintaining optimal health. A Corrective Care Chiropractor will evaluate the Nervous System and Spin Column evaluating the person for not only trauma and pathology, but more importantly for function. Since our Central Nervous System controls all joints, tissues, organs and glands of the body, we need it to function as close to 100% as possible. When we see a patient for the first time at our office we always let them know there are two basic forms of chiropractic care. One being Relief Care, which is pain control, and the other is Corrective Care, which works on the underlying structural abnormalities (correcting the cause not just treating the Symptom) to make a more permanent change. It's likened to orthodontics.
Although all Chiropractors are able to give relief care, the Corrective Care doctor will search for the real cause, and design a specific plan of care for each patient based on the severity of their problem, structural deviations in their spine, length of time they’ve had the problem, degeneration/arthritis in the spine, disc damage or herniation, and any pathology present in the body.
The Corrective Care adjustment and alignment process is similar to what an Orthodontist does to teeth. In time, our procedure may often correct the structural problems and spinal misalignments, thus stopping, or at least slowing down the degenerative decay in the spine (arthritis) and freeing the nerve flow. This often requires a series of visits over a period of time. It will not require bracing the spine, but instead giving very specific Chiropractic adjustments.
Corrective Care Chiropractic may aid in building a healthy body and immune system by removing the interference or blockages of nerve flow (messages) to and from the brain. We want every one of our patients to function at an optimal level, maximizing their health and quality of life, not just relieving pain temporarily.