Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Medicine is a form of complementary medicine that focuses on diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. Under the belief that these disorders affect general health via the nervous system. It is the largest complementary medical profession. The main chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy, especially manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues, but may also include exercises and health and lifestyle counseling. The specific focus of chiropractic practice is chiropractic subluxation.

 

Chiropractic is well established in the United States, Canada, and Australia. It overlaps with other manual-therapy professions, including massage therapy, osteopathy, and physical therapy.

 

Although a wide diversity of ideas exists among chiropractors, they share the belief that the spine and health are related in a fundamental way, and that this relationship is mediated through the nervous system. Chiropractors examine the biomechanics, structure and function of the spine, along with its effects on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and what they believe to be its role in health and disease. Some chiropractors say spinal manipulation can even have an effect of a variety of ailments such as irritable bowel syndrome and asthma.

 

Spinal manipulation, which chiropractors call “spinal adjustment” or “chiropractic adjustment”, is the most common treatment used in chiropractic care. Spinal manipulation is a passive manual maneuver during which a three-joint complex is taken past the normal range of movement, but not so far as to dislocate or damage the joint. Its defining factor is a dynamic thrust, which is a sudden force that causes an audible release and attempts to increase a joint’s range of motion. High-velocity, low-amplitude spinal manipulation (HVLA-SM) thrusts have physiological effects that signal neural discharge from paraspinal muscle tissues, depending on duration and amplitude of the thrust are factors of the degree in paraspinal muscle spindles activation. Clinical skill in employing HVLA-SM thrusts depends on the ability of the practitioner to handle the duration and magnitude of the load. More generally, spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) describes techniques where the hands are used to manipulate, massage, mobilize, adjust, stimulate, apply traction to, or otherwise influence the spine and related tissues.

 

For more information, visit the American Chiropractic Association at www.acatoday.org

Dr. Benjamin Goudreau

Dr. Benjamin Goudreau

We are a family wellness based practice specializing in a unique technique with no snapping popping or cracking. We focus on treating the nervous system and because of this we are able to help people with all sorts of health conditions, so much more than pain.

TruFit30 Dr. Clint Steele & Colt Steele

TruFit30 Dr. Clint Steele & Colt Steele

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Stephanie Rittenour

Stephanie Rittenour

Chiropractic care for the entire family along with functional/biochemical medicine, pediatric care, prenatal/postnatal care and sensory processing disorders.

Heather Rae, INHC

Heather Rae, INHC

Functional genomic analysis and health coaching, with focus on creating balance in the autonomic nervous system. For more information, please visit www.ChiroWellnessME.com and/or visit me at The Wellness Spot, my AirBnB wellness retreat at 220 Front Street in...

Dr. Rebecca Brouillette

Dr. Rebecca Brouillette

Our purpose is to be a positive force and resource for our community’s health via state-of-the-art chiropractic care. We partner with the families we serve to create healthier lives with safe, natural, and gentle chiropractic adjustments.

Dr. Wendy Pollock DC,CCH

Dr. Wendy Pollock DC,CCH

Providing Integrative proactive health care that supports individuals and families in obtaining optimal health without surgical or pharmaceutical intervention since 1984. “I consider my work a calling, to which I bring qualities of non- judgment and compassion. It is...

Michael Hurley, DC

Michael Hurley, DC

Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, Pine Coast Chiropractic emphasizes improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. Most people would rather be healthy and avoid...