A Chiropractic Manipulation or Adjustment is delivered to the body in order to improve both joint and neurophysiological function. Austin Chiropractor, Dr. Daniel is highly skilled in delivering specific and gentle chiropractic adjustments to a wide variety of people. From infants and young children, to teenagers, adults, athletes and his oldest patient of over 105 years, he's seen it all.
The majority of people looking for an Austin chiropractor frequently deal with symptoms like joint pain, backaches or headaches for help.
Millions of people around the world have experienced the incredible benefits of chiropractic care, which offers a holistic, non-invasive treatment proven to help with a variety of conditions appropriate for any age.
One of the best things about receiving chiropractic adjustments is that they are drug-free and help to improve how your body works. Chiropractic benefits including helping to naturally improve problems such as:
Arthritis and Joint Pain
High Blood Pressure
Improved Brain Function
And despite chiropractic's popularity and proven track record…
There are still a lot of misconceptions about Doctors of Chiropractic, chiropractic care and how it should be utilized.
For example, did you know that many chiropractic programs incorporate an entire year of PhD-level advanced nutrition training?
Below you’ll learn more about the philosophy, history and evidence-based research behind chiropractic care — shedding light on why studies have proved, objectively and subjectively, that chiropractic patients commonly experience “overall increased bodily function.”
Different Types of Chiropractic Adjustments
Every single one of our patients has come to realize that the care we deliver in our office is UNIQUE AND DIFFERENT on every level compared to most Austin Chiropractic and medical offices.
But we're always the first to say that we are not better than other offices, we're just different when it comes to our approach, results and most importantly relationships.
Simply put, we are not here to just crack your back; in fact most of our corrective chiropractic adjustments have nothing to do with “cracking” or “popping”.
We are here to help you feel your best and we use simple principles that offer 100% reproducible results.
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
There are a number of definitions for Chiropractic Adjustments. According to the Association of Chiropractic Colleges:
Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline that emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. In addition, doctors of chiropractic recognize the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient.
What's important to understand here is that Chiropractic does not replace Conventional Medicine, but offers a first-line solutions to most conventional medical problems without having to resort to drugs or surgery.
How Chiropractic Treatment Works:
The benefits of chiropractic care are largely due to the millions of patients receiving specific chiropractic adjustments.
Chiropractic adjustments work by stimulating the joints in and around the spine, which in turn influence the spinal nerve roots, spinal cord and ultimately your brain.
We now know that the bones of your spine are responsible for protecting the spinal nerve roots and spinal cord. When the spinal column is not in its proper position, problems can ensue.
Chiropractic adjustments can reduce stress placed on someone's immune system by freeing up energy trapped or “stuck” within the spinal column.
Austin Chiropractor, Dr. Daniel and his team at Family Health Chiropractic pride themselves on taking a natural, drugless approach to helping their patients reach their health goals.
Realize that your body has an amazing, innate ability to heal itself (under the right conditions); and it is our job to help create those right conditions.
Because your nervous system controls every cell and organ in your body and your nervous system exists within the spinal cord and nerves roots, Our Austin Chiropractors focus their attention on the health of the spine being properly aligned.
Why Get Chiropractic Adjustments?
When people search for an Austin Chiropractor, they're typically in pain. And there are many reasons why someone may be experiencing this pain. Some of the more common reasons include:
A vertebra going out of place (“misalignments”) due to microtrauma's (i.e. falls as a child or adult, poor posture, sitting all day, sprain/strain injuries)
The entire spine is globally misaligned
Joint swelling caused by damage to any number of joints
Inflammation due to a poor diet, emotional and physical stress or injuries
Osteoporosis or advanced degeneration of the joints around our spine and body
Trigger points within tight back muscles that pull the vertebrae further out of position
All that said, quite honestly the majority of the population has pain due to poor posture and the unnatural habits we have of modern life.
Whether it's sitting down all day long in front of a computer, looking down at our phones and personal devices, failing to stretch and or strengthen our muscles or simply being dehydrated…
Modern living takes its toll on our bodies both physically and mentally.
The “hunched over” lifestyle is what contributes to “forward head posture” and studies have now proven that poor posture impacts our bodies physiologically on every level from hormone production to brain function.
Are Chiropractors Real Doctors?
First off, Chiropractors do not hold medical degrees, so they are not Medical Doctors.
But Chiropractors are most definitely doctors!
To become a chiropractor you have to go through at least 8 years of training and education as well as pass several national board examinations and state licensing exams.
Few people realize that chiropractors have just as much training as other doctors and in some cases, even more than medical doctors (especially when it comes to musculoskeletal health).
While doctorate studies are focused on treating disorders of the bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments and tendons, chiropractors also have to learn about pathology, laboratory diagnostics and imaging.
Chiropractic Program Specifics
Divided by year, a chiropractic graduate program usually involves:
First year: Courses in general anatomy, gross anatomy, chiropractic principles, biochemistry, spinal anatomy.
Second year: Courses in chiropractic procedures, pathology, clinical orthopedics, imaging interpretation, and research methods.
Third year: Courses in clinical internships, integrated chiropractic, pediatrics, dermatology, practice management, and ethics and jurisprudence.
Fourth year: A clinical internship, in which a student studies under a chiropractor and completes rotations in a hospital or veterans' clinic.
How to Find a Good Chiropractor
The best way to find a chiropractor is to either ask someone you know for a referral, including your friends, family members and co-workers, or to search online through any of the large chiropractic organizations that provide databases.
Wondering about chiropractic prices, or whether treatments will be covered by insurance?
The good news is that a written referral is usually not needed to see a doctor of chiropractic (DC).
This means you can visit a chiropractor just like you would an MD, as chiropractic care is included in most health insurance plans, including major many medical plans, workers’ compensation, Medicare, some Medicaid plans and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans.
Finally, one of the best ways to find a good chiropractor is to rely on Google Reviews!