Welcome to A Center For Chiropractic & Alternative Medicine, P.C.
Welcome to A Center For Chiropractic & Alternative Medicine, P.C. located in Norfolk. Chiropractic is one of the most amazing healthcare professions, but very few people understand what it's all about. This article is here to help you gain a basic understanding of how our Norfolk chiropractors can help you and your family.
Chiropractor Norfolk NE
Our clinic was founded in October of 2005. We had the intent and goal of providing the best natural healthcare service in Norfolk. We opened the clinic in Norfolk because we had the opportunity to provide a unique combination of services that weren't available in the area. The mission of our clinic is to provide a comfortable, exceptional natural healthcare experience for our patients. At A Center For Chiropractic & Alternative Medicine, P.C., our commitment to our patients is to help them achieve natural pain relief and better health through their treatments at our clinic. We work with other medical practitioners in Norfolk, and surrounding communities to ensure that our patients get the care appropriate for their condition. What can patients expect from our office, and what is our office's commitment to our patients? Our motto is "Our Patients Notice The Difference."
About Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Massage Therapy
You will often hear people say that chiropractors crack, pop, and snap, back pain away, but there is much more going on than most patients realize. Chiropractic doctors spend as much time or more in the classroom as medical doctors do, and they are considered primary care physicians.
Chiropractic is a form of care that works with the musculoskeletal and nervous system. Chiropractic physicians are skilled to treat and diagnose injuries involving the joints, muscles, and nervous system.
Chiropractic care is used most often to treat problems including back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints and muscles of the arms or legs, headaches, sciatica, and more! Chiropractic is also safe and effective for infants and children. Conditions such as colic, digestive problems, ear infections, asthma, bed- wetting, back pain, and headaches can be helped. Chiropractic is also beneficial and safe for pregnant women.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by a chiropractor is known as "spinal manipulation," also called "chiropractic adjustment." The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile - or restricted in their movement - as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the patient. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.
New patients start with a consultation discussing their current and past health issues. This is followed up with a physical exam. After going through these steps, the doctor will use the information to determine a diagnosis and set a treatment plan.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific acupuncture points. These acupoints are points along meridians or lines of the body found to have certain effects when stimulated. Energy and fluids, including blood and lymph, flow through these points and meridians. When a blockage of these fluids occurs, dysfunction and pain can exist.
Acupuncture stimulates the flow of energy and fluids by diffusing lactic acid and carbon monoxide that accumulates in muscle tissue that causes stagnation of blood. This stiffness and stagnation of blood creates abnormal pressure on nerves, lymph nodes, and blood vessels, which adversely affects the function of the skeletal system and internal organs. Acupuncture also stimulates the release of neurotransmitters and biochemicals that promote healing and reduced pain. All of these effects combine to promote healing of tissues and injuries as well as physical and emotional well-being.
Acupuncture produces minimal pain and is tolerated very well by most patients.
Acupuncture treats several conditions including back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, knee pain, shoulder pain, jaw pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, allergies, sinus problems, plantar fasciitis, and many more!
Evidence shows that the more massage you can allow yourself, the better you'll feel. Here's why. Massage as a healing tool has been around for thousands of years in many cultures. Touching is a natural human reaction to pain and stress, and for conveying compassion and support. Think of the last time you bumped your head or had a sore calf. What did you do? Rubbed it, right? We now have scientific proof of the benefits of massage - benefits ranging from treating chronic diseases and injuries to alleviating the growing tensions of our modern lifestyles. Having a massage does more than just relax your body and mind - there are specific physiological and psychological changes which occur, even more so when massage is utilized as a preventative, frequent therapy and not simply mere luxury. Massage not only feels good, but it can cure what ails you.
Health benefits of massage therapy include increased relaxation and decreased anxiety, lowers blood pressure, increased circulation, improves recovery from injury, helps you to sleep better and can increase your concentration. It reduces fatigue and gives you more energy to handle stressful situations.
Massage offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach based on the body's natural ability to heal itself.
Chiropractic care in Norfolk does not have to be restricted to people suffering from back pain or injuries. Chiropractic can be used to treat a variety of conditions and patients, including infants, children, adults and elderly.
The practitioners at A Center For Chiropractic & Alternative Medicine, P.C. find that the combination of the services they offer often help their patients to get relief faster and with more lasting results.
They are unique in that they are the only clinic in Norfolk that combines Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Massage therapy, and Rehab and modalities such as electrical muscle stim, traction, and therapeutic exercises and stretches.
If you want to learn about services we have available at A Center For Chiropractic & Alternative Medicine, P.C. please call us today for more information. Our experienced team is here to help.
We are located in the Futures Park Building at the roundabout at Pasewalk and 18th Street, next to Midwest Futures. Enter our clinic at the front corner entrance.
Chiropractic care is the practice of using spinal alignment to alleviate a wide variety of physical ailments, including muscle strain, neck pain, chronic back pain, and more. This is accomplished by adjusting the position of the spinal column to its proper shape, providing a non-invasive solution for pain relief.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help You?
Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.
The History of Chiropractic Care
The word “Chiropractic” is derived from the Greek words “cheir” (hand) and “praktos” (done) combined to mean “done by hand.” It was chosen by the developer of chiropractic care, Daniel David Palmer. In 1895, D.D. Palmer performed a chiropractic adjustment on a partially deaf janitor, Harvey Lillard, who later reported that his hearing had improved due to the change.
D.D. Palmer opened the first chiropractic school two years later, and in the century since, chiropractic professionals have used spinal adjustments to help people prevent and cope with back pain, carpal tunnel, muscle strain, headaches and migraines, and a variety of other physical ailments. Millions of people benefit from the work of Dr. Palmer today.
What Kind of Training Does a Chiropractor Have?
Chiropractic doctors go through a minimum of four years of schooling at a chiropractic college, generally preceded by an undergraduate degree in the basic sciences or several years of experience in a prior relevant health care field.
Students of chiropractic care must spend a minimum of at least 4,200 hours with their teacher, and a minimum of 1,000 hours of fully supervised clinical training with an instructor as they learn the appropriate diagnosis and treatment techniques to help heal your body and restore it to its natural, fully functioning state.
At A Center For Chiropractic & Alternative Medicine, P.C. our chiropractic team is ready to meet with you to discuss your needs. We will help to design a program that is right for you. We look forward to meeting you.
|Monday||8:30am - 6:00pm|
|Tuesday||1:00pm - 6:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:30am - 6:00pm|
|Thursday||1:00pm - 6:00pm|
|Friday||8:30am - 5:15pm|