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What is Arizona Chiropractic?

Arizona Chiropractic is a health care profession that places focus on disorders of the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on an individual’s general health. Chiropractic Arizona care is most often used to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to neck pain, back pain, pain in the arm and leg joints and headaches.

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

The most common therapeutic procedure performed by chiropractors is known as “spinal manipulation,” which is also called “spinal adjustment.” The purpose of this manipulation or adjustment is to restore mobility to the joint by manually applying a force into joints that have become restricted in their movement as a result of a tissue injury.

Tissue injury can be solved by a traumatic event, such as improperly lifting a heavy object or through any number of repetitive stresses, such as sitting in a position with poor spinal posture for an extended amount of time. In both cases, injured tissue undergoes chemical and physical changes that may cause inflammation, diminished function and pain. An Arizona chiropractic adjustment or manipulation of the affected tissues and joints restores mobility, thereby alleviating muscle tightness and pain and allowing joints and tissues to heal.

Arizona Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation rarely causes any discomfort. However, some patients may experience mild aching or soreness following treatment that usually resolves within 48 hours.

In many cases, such as lower back pain, care from an Arizona chiropractic specialist may be the primary method of treatment. In other cases, the care of a chiropractor may support or complement medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal pain associated with the condition.

Chiropractors may assess patients through laboratory testing, clinical examination, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when treatment is appropriate and when it is not. Arizona Chiropractic doctors will readily refer patients to appropriate care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for a patient’s condition, or if the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of a health care team.

Arizona Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the non-invasive, safest, drug-free therapies for the treatment of neuromuscoskeletal complaints. Although it has an excellent safety record, no treatment is completely free of potential negative effects. The risks associated with chiropractic are very small relative to other health care. Many patients feel immediate relief following treatment but others may experience mild soreness such as aching. Today’s literature shows that this minor discomfort or soreness that follows spinal manipulation commonly fades within 12 to 48 hours.

Chiropractors are health care professionals that focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and nervous systems as well as the effects associated with these disorders on general health. Chiropractors commonly treat patients complaints regarding neck pain, back pain, pain in the arm and leg joints and headaches.

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