What Is a Chiropractor and Chiropractic ?

What is Chiropractic and How Can A Chiropractor Help Me?              

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. A Dr. of Chiropractor most often to treats neuromusculoskeletal complaints, that includes but is 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 a “chiropractic adjustment.”   The purpose of a chiropractic adjustment 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. 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. A spinal adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, by a Chiropractor restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.

When a Chiropractor performs an adjustment it is usually pain-free and often creates a feeling of tremendous relief, and rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours. 

In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. However, when other medical conditions exist, a chiropractor may complement or support other medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition you are experiencing.

Doctors of chiropractic “Chiropractors” may assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when a chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate.  Chiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the Chiropractors health care team.


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Fox Spine Plus Sports medicine is the premier chiropractic facility located in West Palm Beach Florida with easy access to patients located on the island or inland. 

Dr. Chris Fox and his team are readily available to assess your situation and create a plan of action to get you pain free quickly.

Fox Spine + Sports Medicine is located with easy access to I-95.

3030 South Dixie Highway #4, West Palm Beach, FL 33405 right across from The Palm Beach Post.

Phone: (561) 650-1205