What Does a Chiropractor Treat?
I have been a chiropractor for over 25 years and I have treated patients for a number of problems such as migraines, tension headaches, neck pain, low back pain, sciatica to name a few. These symptoms that people come in for are just an alarm in the body telling you something is wrong. Just like an engine light that goes on and you have to take it to a mechanic to find out. The mechanic will plug it into a computer to diagnose the problem. My job is to find out why are pain (alarm signals) are going on. I do these 3 ways. I will perform a palpatory exam to determine what is happening to the muscles. Are the muscles spastic, guarding, swollen? Is there imbalance to the muscles surrounding the spine? I will do a computerized posture exam to determine any postural problems. If the posture is not right then there will be an abnormal stress load to your spine and muscles. I will then do a full-spine x-ray. X-rays allow me to know what is happening to your spine. Do you have any degermation, arthritis? X-rays let me know how to adjust you. Is there rotation to the spine, wedging, curvatures? With these three exams I can determine what spinal problem you have and how to correct it.
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Dr. Richard J Aragon DC