Chiropractic care is natural, preventative care that promotes overall health, well-being, and disease prevention. Doctors of Chiropractic (commonly referred to as chiropractors) are highly educated and well trained to assess patients’ overall health; identify risk factors and issues causing pain, discomfort, or compromised functioning; provide safe, effective care for a variety of conditions; and help patients achieve good health and optimal functioning.
Chiropractic care is an outgrowth of belief in these concepts:
- Your body has a natural ability to heal itself.
- Your body’s structure — nerves, bones, joints and muscles — and capacity for healthy function are closely intertwined.
- Chiropractic treatment helps balance your body’s structure and function and promotes self-healing.
Health and Well-Being – The Focus at Roach Family Wellness Integrative Medicine in Altamonte Springs, Florida
Chiropractors focus on patients’ overall health. They believe that misalignments of the spinal joints interfere with a person’s neuromuscular system and can result in lower resistance to disease, as well as other conditions of poor health.
Chiropractic pays particular attention to the spine and how compromises (called subluxations) can interfere with function and the body’s ability to self-regulate and heal. To do this, chiropractors:
- Assess their patients’ health.
- Analyze their patients’ spine and the function of the nervous system.
- Make necessary adjustments to patients’ spine to help restore proper nerve flow and remove interference.
Misalignments in the vertebrae of the spine can disrupt proper nerve function and lead to decreased performance and health. Chiropractors remove these interferences by gently adjusting the spine. By restoring proper nerve flow, chiropractors help people enjoy more of their full potential for health and optimal performance
What Do Chiropractors Do? Answers from Dr. Roach, a Leading Orlando Area Chiropractor and Health Expert
Typically, chiropractors spend as much time as is needed to assess a patient’s health: conducting a complete physical examination, reviewing his or her medical history, and listening to his/her health concerns. In addition, a chiropractor will evaluate a patient’s posture, spine, and reflexes, including taking x rays, if appropriate. The chiropractor will then identify health issues and provide therapy to resolve them.
Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuro-musculoskeletal problems, such as back pain, neck pain, joint pain, and headaches. In fact, chiropractic is generally recognized as one of the safest, non-invasive, drug-free therapies used for treating these common health issues.
Often chiropractors use a procedure called spinal adjustment or spinal manipulation to improve structural alignment of the neuromuscular system and physical functioning, decrease pain, promote self-healing, and increase resistance to disease. By manually applying a controlled force to joints that have become restricted in their movement due to tissue injury, chiropractors adjust the affected joint and tissues, restore mobility, relieve pain and muscle tightness, and promote healing. Routine spinal adjustments have actually been shown to improve overall health and well-being, and many of our patients have benefited from them.
At Roach Family Wellness Integrative Medicine in Altamonte Springs, Florida, we also use procedures such as massage therapy, rehabilitative exercise, physical therapy, trigger point therapy and spinal decompression to relieve pain and promote optimal health. Additionally, we advise patients on wellness issues, such as diet, exercise, and sleep, and refer them to other healthcare professionals when needed. We care for patients of all ages, always focusing on overall health and well-being.