Gentle chiropractic adjustments to restore spinal alignment and joints mobility.
A common misconception about chiropractic care is that all we do is perform spinal adjustments when, in reality, it refers to a profession that focuses on treating and recovering any musculoskeletal injuries.
At Back N' Line, we provide different treatment techniques to address a wide variety of injuries. This includes chiropractic adjustment, soft tissue (muscle) work, and personalized rehab plans. We are specialists in conservative management of all injuries. Our office provides a natural alternative to recovery that is centered around movement, exercise, and hands-on therapy instead of surgical interventions or medications.
The doctor utilizes a gentle mobilization pressure or a shallow quick thrust to restore optimal motion.
In 2007, SPINE (one of the most respected research journals) looked at data from over 50,000 chiropractic adjustments given to nearly 20,000 patients, and found chiropractic care to be incredibly safe and effective.
Chiropractic adjustments restore proper motion to an area that has been compromised by an injury, muscular imbalance, poor posture, and many other causes. This allows the body to have proper biomechanics and enables it to move better and avoid injuries.
At Back N' Line Chiropractic and Wellness, we perform an in-depth examination to determine the root cause of your symptoms. Additionally, we look for any factors like faulty motions, muscular imbalance, or postural stress that may be contributing to your pain or may potentially cause future injuries.
Then we put together a personalized treatment and recovery plan that is designed to maximize the outcomes and help our patients return to do what they love and enjoy.
At your first visit, you will be welcomed by our consultation and examination room where the doctor will begin with reviewing and discussing your health history to get a clear understanding of any medical conditions, traumas, surgeries, or traumas that could be contributing to your symptoms, as well as teasing out any contraindications to chiropractic treatment.
We then perform a detailed history specific to the chief complaint that brought you into the office. At this time, you can provide us with any additional information or medical studies that may be pertinent to your case, such as radiology reports or diagnostic imaging. Once we have a thorough understanding of what you are dealing with, we will help establish goals for your recovery. At Back N' Line, not only do we want to help you get out of pain, but we also want to help you achieve any goals you may have.
After completing your thorough history, we will take you through a series of neurological, orthopedic, and functional movement tests to help us determine injured and pain-generating structures, and what treatment will yield the best results for your case.
Based on the results of the examination, the doctor will create a report of their findings for discussion on the second visit. Our recommended treatment tools will then be explained and performed. Once treatment is complete, the doctor will discuss the projected timeline for recovery, expected progressions, and when you should schedule your next appointment.
Q: What is the “popping” sound?
A: The popping sound is the result of little gas bubbles that are formed in a joint being released. When you are adjusted, the joint opens up and allows those bubbles to escape.
Q: If there is no noise when I’m adjusted, does that mean it didn’t work?
A: No! As a matter of fact, most of the benefits of chiropractic adjustment are a result of reintroducing movement into a restricted joint. This occurs with or without the sound. Although many find the sound satisfying, it is not essential for the benefit of our treatment.
Q: Once I start seeing a chiropractor, will I have to continue forever?
A: Absolutely not. Our goal at Health-Fit Chiropractic is to help you get better and back to your life as fast as we can. We design our treatment plans to help patients go through all the steps of recovery. These include decreasing pain, increasing their strength and mobility, and in many cases, training them for a return to sport. Many patients choose to come in for regular maintenance care because of how great they feel after treatment; however, this is a choice the patient makes based on their lifestyle and needs.
Q: Can chiropractic benefit me if I don’t have any injuries or obvious pain?
A: Yes! Chiropractic care can truly benefit everyone. Even those who are not suffering from pain may benefit from a proper functional assessment and chiropractic care. This is because biomechanical imbalances can lead to injuries in the future. Our doctors are trained to perform a fully functional exam and determine any imbalances that may predispose you to suffer an injury in the future. If we can proactively address those issues, we can help you perform at your highest level and keep you injury-free.
Q: I came in with knee pain, and you treated mostly my hips. Why?
A: Everything in the body is connected, and even though your symptoms manifested in your knee, your hip may be the source of the pain. In many cases, the dysfunction that leads to your symptoms is either above or below the actual point of pain. Our functional assessments guide us to the root cause of your problem. If we only treated the symptoms directly, the pain would continue to return.
Q: I am not comfortable getting my neck adjusted, can you still help with my neck pain?
A: Absolutely! We understand that some individuals would prefer they don’t get their necks adjusted. One of the things that make Health Fit Chiropractic so versatile is all the techniques our doctors are trained in to help you with. Soft tissue muscle work, cold laser, and rehab exercises are all very powerful tools to help manage neck pain. They can be used in addition or on their own to help you overcome any neck pain you might be experiencing.