What is Chiropractic?Denver CO Chiropractic

From the American Chiropractic Association:

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.  Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. At Optimal Health Matters, a Chiropractic and Integrative Wellness Studio, we strive to offer the best in care.

Who performs Chiropractic?

From the American Chiropractic Association:

Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

How does chiropractic differ from other forms of health care?

As a Highlands Ranch resident, you will notice a wide variety of health care practitioners from medical doctors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, physical therapist, osteopaths, and chiropractors.  What makes the chiropractor unique is that we mainly treat the central nervous system via adjusting the spinal joints.  The nervous system regulates all functions of your body.  So, controlling the nervous system is one of the most profound treatments available.

As a Highlands Ranch chiropractor, I realign the spinal joints and extremity joints and witness first hand the benefits of the manipulation procedure.  Regardless of the philosophy, science, and rationale to a chiropractor’s decision to adjust the spine, the outcome is most often highly beneficial to the patient and with very low risk.

Highlands Ranch, CO Chiropractic Care – How does chiropractic work?

There have been research studies showing the multitude of benefits of spinal manipulation for certain conditions, and along with the studies comes many opinions on why chiropractic therapy works.  In one sense, it does not matter why it works, although knowing the exact mechanisms would help allow us to determine the best candidates for chiropractic adjustments.

The neurological wiring of the nervous system is affected by chiropractic adjustments due to the relationship of the wiring of the joint and the central nervous system.  It is like a house on a circuit breaker.  If all of your kitchen appliances are wired together, and when one overloads the system, the others in the system will fail as well. At our highlands ranch CO Chiropractic clinic, we will take the time to discuss your condition and answer any questions you may have.

This is a very simplistic analogy, and if you want to know more about the philosophy and what science has uncovered of the chiropractic adjustment, I would be happy to have a personal conversation with you at our Highlands Ranch CO Chiropractic clinic.

Chiropractic Maintenance Care

Some spinal related conditions benefit from routine chiropractic care. Sometimes our jobs or hobbies put to much postural stress on the back, leading to soreness, pain, or dysfunction. Spinal alignment takes upkeep, similar to all things, everything needs a certain amount of upkeep, or maintenance. A spinal “tune up” is just what the body needs from time to time. Read here about a study, “Maintenance Care for Chronic Low Back Pain“.

At Optimal Health Matters - Highlands Ranch Chiropractor:

We strive to offer the best Highlands Ranch CO chiropractic care. We are the oldest chiropractic clinic in Highlands Ranch. Our service to the community is unparalleled in customer satisfaction.

We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr. Matthew Turner has years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness.

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