No. This is often a misconception among people who have never been to a chiropractor. Our goal is to return patients to their active lifestyle in the shortest time frame possible. However, anything that has value (home, teeth, auto, etc.) responds well to maintenance care. We believe the better you take care of your body with nutrition, conditioning and periodic maintenance corrections, the more it will take care of you. The closer you follow our active care approach, the faster and longer you are likely to remain free of pain and enjoy maximum performance.
Our clinic differs from other offices as we demand more than pain relief, we give patients multiple opportunities to optimize their health. We offer only evidence-based treatment protocols. Current medical research has proven that an integrated health care approach involving muscle and joint manipulation, rehabilitation, therapeutic exercise and nutrition offers patients the most effective and long-lasting results.
Massage is able to complement treatments with soft tissue that is relaxed and supple. Treatments can be given in combination or stand alone. Start your personal health journey with Lisa Mayer of Tranquility Massage. She will customize your massage session for your unique needs. Treat your body and relax your mind. Appointment availability on Mon 12:15-5:00 Wed 9:00-5:30 Fri 9:00-4:30.
NOT AT ALL! Just as restaurants, churches, cars and electronics vary in type and quality. For our patients, our comprehensive, evidence based approach produces results in an efficient time frame (with most of our patients excused from acute care in 1-5 visits depending upon the complexity of their condition).
Our clinic often advises patients that if they believe they are sick, they should consult their allopathic physician (MD), while if they are “well” with a muscle, nerve or joint inflammation, chiropractic care has been proven to be more beneficial and cost-effective with less side-effects.
According to Jens Chapman, M.D., a professor of orthopedics and neurological surgery at the University of Washington, “Chiropractors are a satisfying choice to manage acute back pain.” Further, a 2002 study funded by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality reported a third more patients are satisfied with the back treatment and advice they get from conservative treatment from chiropractic physicians compared with medical (allopathic) physicians.
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Our treatment goals are three-fold--pain reduction, maximize function and improve endurance. The temporary relief of pain does not always lead to long-term success. Pain is often the last symptom to show up and the first to disappear. Treatment is designed to address the underlying causes of joint dysfunction and guide the patient in prevention of future office visits and costs.
CHIROPRACTIC ACUPUNCTURE NUTRITION PHYSICAL THERAPY
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Research proves that chiropractic manipulation can actually prevent arthritis by restoring proper motion to the joint. Medical textbooks will confirm that it is loss of motion that causes joint damage and arthritis. Further, restored joint function provides better blood supply and improved bodily nourishment and overall physical health.