What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health care profession belonging to the field of complementary and alternative medicine, and concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of neuro-muscular disorders.
Chiropractors use their hands to manipulate the spine in order to reduce pain and restore the quality and range of motion.
What does chiropractic treatment involve?
The heart of the chiropractic treatment method involves 'chiropractic adjustment'. During a chiropractic adjustment, a chiropractor uses hands (or a device) to apply a controlled, rapid force to a specific spinal joint in order to realign the spine. Learn more.
Chiropractors sometimes supplement spinal adjustment with treatments such as dry needling, heat and ice, electrical stimulation, ultrasound or massage. They may also offer support and advice related to rehabilitative exercise, diet and lifestyle.
What happens during an initial consultation?
During an initial consultation, the patient has a chance to speak directly with the chiropractor about their health situation. The chiropractor typically performs a physical and neurological assessment as part of the process of diagnosis. The physical assessment often includes analysis of posture and weight distribution on the feet. In some cases, X-ray, CT or MRI imaging methods are used to help confirm a diagnosis. Learn more.
At Rin Spine Center, treatment is generally given during the first visit - provided that no indications arise that suggest it would be inadvisable to do so.
What qualifications are required to become a chiropractor?
Chiropractors must complete a professional postgraduate degree to become a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.), which typically takes around 4 years of postgraduate training . This means most chiropractors spend a total of 7 to 8 years of relevant studies before they can practise independently.
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“Dr Park does therapy both hands on and machine. He is very professional and his hand is very light so that you could feel relax and relieve of the pains.”
— Sr. Tessie