Chiropractors utilize treatments, including joint manipulation, physical therapy modalities, patient education, manual therapy, nutrition, and rehabilitation exercises, to address each patient's unique situation.
As chronic pain continues to rise within the US healthcare system, chiropractors utilize proven methods to reduce pain and disability without the need for medications and surgery in most cases.
Chiropractic adjustments are commonly thought to only be used to treat back pain, however, they may be utilized on any joint in the body. Improper joint movement can reduce the effectiveness of the body's total movement, resulting in pain and/or tissue injury.
Our office is in-network with BCBS, Sanford, Sanford Expansion, Medica, Medicare, and ND Medicaid. We are happy to verify your benefits and provide an estimate of what your coverage may be for chiropractic care. We will submit on your behalf to out-of-network plans and can verify coverage options. If you do not have insurance or choose not to use your insurance, we are also part of a nationwide discount medical plan – ChiroHealthUSA. We also accept AUTO and Worker's Compensation claims. Call our office to inquire. Our goal is to get you better quickly so you can get back to doing what you love!
Shots, muscle relaxants, and pain drugs may only cure the symptoms of the issue, but chiropractic care can help by addressing the root of the problem. There is a lesser probability of getting such symptoms later on when pain is treated at the cause.
If you only pay attention to the symptoms, it's like removing the battery from a smoke alarm because you don't like the sound, but the fire is still burning. Chiropractic care has much better solutions than that.
Chiropractors are specially trained in spinal manipulative therapy as well as in exercise/rehab. That way, movement dysfunction is attended to but so is strengthening, stretching, and shoring up the support structures of the frame.
- A thorough case history
- Observation of the way you sit and walk
- Assessment of your spinal alignment
- Orthopedic and neurological testing
- Measurement of any visible deviation from ideal posture
- Tests of flexibility and mobility/ranges of motion
- Tests of muscle strength and length
Our partners can help inform you with diet and nutrition advice on minimizing inflammation and/or promoting healthy eating to lose weight. We also work alongside physical therapists and other medical doctors for collaborative care.
We often work with many community partners: Speech pathology, OT, PT, Medical Doctors, naturopaths, etc...
LBP plagues our society as one of the most common causes of disability and healthcare expenditures. Joint dysfunction in the lower back is a primary risk factor for the development & progression of low back degeneration. (1)
Fortunately, chiropractors provide researched backed treatment of these joints through spinal manipulation, exercise, and specific patient education. Most patients have reduced pain within their first visit.
Changes to daily habits, postural stresses, and workstation ergonomics are among the most common activities resulting in a stiff or painful neck.
If neck stiffness is left untreated, a person may experience restricted joints and less range of motion. Spinal manipulation, delivered by chiropractors, has unrivaled success and safety for these types of neck pain.
Manipulation, in conjunction with exercise and postural reeducation, often alleviates symptoms quickly.
They will ask questions, perform a physical exam, and possibly order imaging to understand your condition entirely. Your pain is multi-dimensional, affecting many areas of your life—and so should your treatment plan.
A chiropractor can carefully craft a care plan to attack all of the postures, activities, hobbies, and stresses that may be resulting in your chronic pain.
Successful managing headache patients requires a multifaceted approach with spinal manipulation as a cornerstone of treatment. Several studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of spinal manipulation for these types of headaches.
A recent study in The Spine Journal found that spinal manipulation cuts the number of symptomatic headache days in half, and the number of treatments has a linear dose-response to improvement.
Chiropractors can quickly identify the type of headache and the most appropriate treatment strategy.
However, most acute pain is due to musculoskeletal damage, sometimes referred to as mechanical neck and back pain. Mechanical pain does not typically respond well to a chemical solution (opioids).
This ineffective treatment leads to diminished outcomes and chronic use. Opioid dependence, tolerance, and addiction often commence following an acute problem such as dental procedure, surgery, or injury. More than 25% of chronic use follows post-operative or injury-related pain.
Here is how chiropractors are helping with the opioid epidemic:
- Chiropractors specialize in the diagnosis of musculoskeletal disorders: their primary responsibility to the patient is to fully diagnose them—not treat them.
- Chiropractors' unique training allows them to find what is causing the pain and work towards finding a solution—not just covering it up.
- Chiropractors select the right treatment, for the right patient, at the right time to resolve problems quickly.
- As a profession, chiropractors are an integrated part of the solution to the opioid epidemic.