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A Chiropractor is a doctor who specializes in the treatment of chiropractic patients. Chiropractors apply hands-on chiropractic spinal manipulation and various other non-invasive treatments to patients who are complaining of joint or muscle pain, stiffness, or arthritis. The chiropractor believes that proper spinal alignment will allow the body to heal itself with little intervention or medication. Chiropractic manipulation is employed to restore mobility to injured joints, restricted muscles, or stiffened tendons by loosening tensed tissues. Most chiropractors begin their chiropractic treatments in a primary care doctor's office. They are considered part of an interdisciplinary team of health care providers who work together to promote health. Your chiropractor may present you with a referral from your primary care doctor (typical), or he may choose to take a referral from you and present it to your primary care doctor. After a chiropractor begins treating your condition, he will use spinal manipulative adjustments to correct any misalignment problems that he finds. 



Once the chiropractor begins treating your problem, he will document it in detail using patient reports and progress notes. During your chiropractic treatment, your chiropractor may work on the alignment of your spine as well as other areas of your body, such as the neck and shoulders. He will likely ask you to do exercises at home to help with pain relief and may recommend that you wear a brace during your chiropractic treatment so that your muscles can relax. Other pain relief methods, your chiropractor may recommend include massage therapy, natural remedies, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking and avoiding alcohol or caffeine. There are several types of chiropractic care procedures. The three most common chiropractor treatments are spinal manipulation, joint mobilization, and ultrasound. Each chiropractor's technique will vary depending on the pain caused by your problem. Spinal manipulation is sometimes called a "soft" chiropractor method because it doesn't involve the use of sharp instruments. Instead, chiropractor's manipulate the soft tissue surrounding your spinal bones and joints. Joint mobilization uses movements between the bones and joints, which can also help relieve pain.





Before starting chiropractic treatment, the Chiropractic physician will conduct a thorough medical history and review of a patient's health. This information will help the chiropractic physician to develop a treatment plan specifically tailored to the needs of the individual patient. The chiropractic physician will also review the patient's medical history along with x-rays, MRIs and CT scans. In addition, diagnostic imaging tests such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and x-ray technology will be performed. If a tumor is detected during a chiropractic exam, the physician will need to remove the tumor through a minor surgery called a subacute procedure. After the surgery, an appropriate medication will need to be administered to prevent any additional pressure from being placed on the surrounding nerves. One of the main goals of chiropractic care is to perform manipulation to relieve pain. There are many types of manipulation available to chiropractors including electrical muscle stimulation, trigger point therapy and manual adjustments. These types of manipulation can help in addressing a wide variety of conditions. Many chiropractors also incorporate massage therapy into their chiropractic care programs. By performing the combination of these two treatments along with chiropractic care may provide an effective solution for patients suffering from pain.




Massage Therapy


Chiropractic and Massage Therapy are two great ways to enhance your health. There are a lot of benefits for both of these forms of treatment, and when used together you can expect to see a big improvement in your overall health. Both chiropractic and massage therapy can help your body to heal itself without using medications, which is why more people are choosing to go with this type of alternative medicine. In fact, it is reported that over 40 million people in the United States use chiropractic services to improve their overall health, while also reducing pain and suffering from ailments such as neck pain, arthritis, back pain, low back pain, menstrual pain, migraines, chronic fatigue, headaches, sinus problems, and much more. It's no wonder why massage therapy has become so popular. Chiropractors focus on spinal alignment through spinal manipulation, and they are experts in applying gentle pressure to the spine to loosen tight muscles and promote natural movement. 



Chiropractors not only work on patients' musculoskeletal system, but they also incorporate massage therapy into the recovery process. The ultimate goal of chiropractic is to improve overall health, while relieving pain and enhancing relaxation. Your chiropractor will treat your condition the way he or she is best trained to do, by thoroughly investigating your symptoms, checking for underlying causes, and establishing a treatment plan to best achieve your goals. Your chiropractor may suggest physical therapy, physical rehabilitation exercises, massage therapy, orthopedic or neurological tests, nutritional supplements, or conservative treatments such as topical creams and ointments, and lifestyle changes. Your chiropractor will determine the best course of action for your particular case. A massage therapist not only focuses on soft tissue, but also works to stretch muscles, burn fat, and strengthen the nervous system. Most massage therapists start with the neck and lower back, working their way up to the shoulders and forearms. Their job is to provide relief and promote healing.


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Palmercare Chiropractic Columbia
6851 Oak Hall Ln Ste 301, Columbia, MD 21045
(443) 546-3810