Chiropractic medicine has been practiced since the late 1800s. But over the centuries, and particularly in the last few decades, professional chiropractic services have grown and developed significantly. More and more patients continue to seek more holistic health care options and effective treatment for a variety of conditions. With that, chiropractic has evolved from alternative medicine to an established branch of the healthcare field.
Today, Doctors of Chiropractic make up the 3rd largest group of doctorate-level health care professionals, closely following medical doctors and dentists. Through the phase of rapid advancement, specialties have developed within the chiropractic field. Specialized training has allowed doctors to focus on particular populations of patients. At Cenk Integrated Health not only do we practice traditional Chiropractic but we also specialize in Sports Chiropractic.
Chiropractors work to diagnose and treat a number of neuromuscular disorders. The principal goal of chiropractic medicine is overall well-being. At its very foundation, it addresses restrictions in the musculoskeletal system and nervous system. A traditional chiropractor works to correct these structural restrictions in different parts of the body to help restore function and health. This is accomplished through a series of ongoing adjustments and manipulation of the spinal column and other joints.
Chiropractors provide a wide range of care, with the goal of reducing pain and increasing function. This includes spine-related issues, from back pain and neck pain to headaches, as well as joint problems in the arms and legs. They also help patients recover from whiplash or disc injuries. Chiropractors treat patients at every age and stage of life, including during childhood and pregnancy. Though many seek chiropractic care to treat pain, other patients come in for regular chiropractic appointments as part of their wellness regime.