Did you know that many symptoms of back pain among American adults are mechanical or spinal alignment problems? The American Chiropractic Association, an organization advocating high professional standards for chiropractors and excellent care for patients, states that chiropractic care helps low back pain better than pharmaceuticals, pilates, massage, and other treatments.
Dr. Donna Watson of A Place of Health in Fort Lauderdale, FL offers a wide range of services from nutritional counseling to spinal adjustments for chronic or acute injury to massage and acupuncture treatments. She invites you to learn more about her profession.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic medicine focuses on whole-person wellness and function as it relates to problems within the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. The main focus of a chiropractic examination is diagnosis and treatment of subluxations or misalignments of the vertebrae in the spinal column. These misalignments lead to loss of function and mobility and to pain in varying degrees. Chiropractors, Fort Lauderdale, use manual techniques to re-adjust the spine, allowing for a free flow of electrical signals up and down the spinal nerves and throughout the rest of the body.
What it Treats
Chiropractic medicine treats a variety of conditions, but, according to research published in the Spine Journal, people think of chiropractic first when experiencing:
What may be lesser known, however, is how Dr. Donna Watson and other chiropractors Fort Lauderdale care for their patients' overall health. For instance, the chiropractors provide complete lifestyle counseling as it relates to diet, weight control, and exercise. They order diagnostic tests such as x-rays, urinalysis and laboratory blood work to understand an individual's health challenges and strengths. They formulate comprehensive treatment plans to manage pain and other symptoms and to improve system health.
Most chiropractors take 4 to 5 years of intensive coursework after they complete their undergraduate college educations. Classes at a fully-accredited chiropractic college include anatomy and physiology and also extensive training in hands-on chiropractic techniques and clinical application. Chiropractic training is very stringent and includes 1 year in patient care before a student sits for the licensing exam.
Check out what chiropractic care in Fort Lauderdale can do for you and your spinal and overall health. Call A Place of Health for a personal consultation at (954) 568-9355!