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What Is Chiropractic Therapy?

 concentrate on the connection between the body’s structure — primarily the spine — and the body’s function.

Doctors of Chiropractic, who are also referred to as Chiropractors or Chiropractic Physicians, mostly use a type of hands-on therapy called adjustment (or manipulation).

Chiropractic therapy is most often used to primarily address conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system — problems with the bones, joints, muscles, and connective tissue such as tendons, ligaments, and cartilage.

The rudimentary concepts of Chiropractic therapy can be described as follows:

  • Chiropractic therapy is given with the objective of normalizing the structure-function relationship and helping the body heal.
  • The body has a powerful ability to restore itself.
  • The body’s structure (primarily the spine) and its function are closely related, and this relationship has an impact on overall health.

Research on Chiropractic Therapy In Breast Cancer Patients

Studies have demonstrated that Chiropractic therapy can help provide relief from headaches, back pain and joint pain in women who have received treatment for breast cancer.

Other studies have looked at using Chiropractic therapy to alleviate menopausal symptoms in patients, but the results were inconclusive.

Important Things To Consider Before Trying Chiropractic Therapy

It’s important to speak with your doctor if you’re considering Chiropractic therapy.

  • Anyone who relies on anticoagulants (blood thinners) or suffer from a particular blood disorder may have a higher risk of stroke caused by adjustment of the spine.
  • Women with osteoporosis or weakened bones from breast cancer treatment may be at a higher risk for broken bones from Chiropractic treatment.

If your doctor says Chiropractic therapy is OK for you, it is also important to convey to your Chiropractor the type breast cancer treatments you have received.

The Chiropractor will need to take extra care with any manipulations near the area that had surgery.

In some cases, the surgical area may not be able to receive adjustments.

Insurance Coverage

Many insurance plans cover Chiropractic therapy. Chiropractors can bill Medicare, and Medicaid covers the cost of Chiropractic treatment in most states.

If you have your own health insurance, call your provider ahead of your appointment to see whether or not Chiropractic therapy is covered.

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We offer consultations to all new patients and can provide transportation to and from our office depending on your current condition.

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