Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is an excellent treatment option for all kinds of musculoskeletal pain. Chiropractic at South Pointe Healthcare is covered by insurance.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is an excellent treatment option for all kinds of musculoskeletal pain. Chiropractic at South Pointe Healthcare is covered by insurance.

What Is Chiropractic Care?

A chiropractor focuses on issues of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, including muscles, joints, and ligaments. Our Doctors of Chiropractic at South Pointe Healthcare focus on diagnosing, treating, and preventing both acute and chronic pain. 

What Do Chiropractors Treat?

Doctors of Chiropractic treat about 35 million Americans annually, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).

The American College of Physicians updated their low back pain guidelines to recommend first using non-drug approaches to pain management including spinal manipulation, a centerpiece of chiropractic care, before resorting to over-the-counter and prescription pain medications. 

The Journal of the American Medical Association published a study in 2017 supporting the use of spinal manipulative therapy as a first line of treatment for acute low back pain.

Chiropractors often treat musculoskeletal complaints but can help with many more things, including:

  • Back Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Neck Pain
  • Poor posture
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Disc Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative Disc and Joint Disease
  • Whiplash Injuries
  • Ligament 
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sacroiliac Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia 

In addition to treating chronic and acute pain, the chiropractors at South Pointe Healthcare focus on preventing injury and educating patients, including exercise technique, nutrition counseling, proper movement in your daily life, and fall prevention.

Our healthcare team is also highly experienced in auto accident injuries and workers comp. 

What Are The Benefits Of Chiropractic Care?

Pain Relief: According to the ACA, three out of four people that received chiropractic care in the last year described it as “very effective.” In a Consumer Report study, chiropractic care outperformed prescription medicine and over-the-counter medicine as a back pain treatment.

Reduce the need for opioids: Patients who saw a chiropractor as their initial provider for low back pain had 90% decreased odds of both early and long-term opioid use, according to the ACA.

Reduce the need for surgery: According to the ACA, patients who saw a surgeon first for a back injury had a 42.7% likelihood of surgery compared to just 1.5% who saw a chiropractor.

Money Saving Option: A study involving 85,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield beneficiaries reported those seeking care from a chiropractor first for low back pain saved 20% more money than initiating with a medical doctor. Seeing a chiropractor could reduce the need for more costly or extensive procedures or medication.

What Are The Risks Of Chiropractic Care?

“Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest nondrug, noninvasive forms of health care available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints,” says the ACA. 

After an adjustment, some patients may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. According to the ACA, current research demonstrates that any discomfort typically fades within 24 hours.

Neck pain and some types of headaches are treated through precise cervical manipulation. Cervical manipulation, often called a neck adjustment, works to improve joint mobility in the neck, restoring range of motion and reducing muscle spasm, which helps relieve pressure and tension. Neck manipulation, when performed by a skilled and well educated professional such as a doctor of chiropractic, is a remarkably safe procedure.

“A growing list of research studies and reviews demonstrate that the services provided by chiropractic physicians are both safe and effective,” according to the ACA. “The evidence strongly supports the natural, whole-body and cost-effective approach of chiropractic services for a variety of conditions.”

Doctors of chiropractic are educated in nationally accredited, four-year doctoral graduate school

Programs through a curriculum that includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical internship, with the average DC program equivalent in classroom hours to allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) medical schools, according to the ACA. Chiropractors must also pass national board exams before obtaining their license to practice. In addition, they must earn annual continuing education credits though state-approved programs to maintain their license. 

What Methods Do Chiropractors Use?

When people think of a chiropractor, they often imagine spinal manipulation therapy as the only treatment that is used. Besides manual adjustments, some of the treatments that our chiropractors utilize are:

Chiropractic Adjustments At South Pointe Healthcare

All of our chiropractors practice “diversified” techniques. Although there are many forms of chiropractic treatment, diversified is the most common spinal manipulation technique that is practiced by Doctors of Chiropractic (DC). This technique relies on the findings during the patient’s initial exam. These health findings are commonly medical conditions such as: pain symptoms, range of motion deficits, postural findings. and palpation findings. 

Every single patient is unique in regard to biomechanics, functional movement, and spinal curvature. Compared to other spinal manipulative therapy methods that rely on preconceived patterns of treatment, diversified recognizes each patient’s needs as unique. We never take a “cookie cutter” approach to our chiropractic treatments. 

Although spinal manipulations can be an important part of care, depending on the patients goals, many other methods in the scope of chiropractic may be a better option to reduce pain and improve quality of life. 

Is Chiropractic Care Covered By Insurance?

Yes, chiropractors are often covered by insurance. If you are looking for a chiropractor near Lafayette, CO, South Pointe Healthcare accept most major insurance plans. Please call your insurance provider to confirm or call our office at (303) 665-8444 with any questions.

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