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      16705 Square Drive,

      Marysville, OH 43040

      Chiropractic Clinic in Marysville, OH (Northside Columbus)

      What is Chiropractic Care?

      Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine. Chiropractors, who are practitioners of chiropractic care, believe that these disorders can affect general health via the nervous system.

      Chiropractic treatments often involve manual manipulation or adjustments of the spine and other joints, aiming to improve alignment and alleviate pain. Chiropractors may use their hands or specialized tools to apply controlled force to joints, with the goal of restoring mobility and relieving discomfort. They may also provide advice on exercise, lifestyle, and ergonomics to support overall well-being.

      Fundamental Premise of Chiropractic Care

      The fundamental premise of chiropractic care is that proper alignment of the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine, can contribute to overall health and well-being.

      Chiropractors often emphasize the body's ability to heal itself and aim to facilitate this natural healing process through adjustments and other therapeutic interventions.

      It's important to note that opinions on the effectiveness of chiropractic care can vary within the medical and scientific communities, and individuals considering chiropractic treatment should consult with healthcare professionals to determine the most appropriate and evidence-based approach for their specific health concerns.

      Conditions Treated by Chiropractors

      Chiropractic care is commonly sought for musculoskeletal issues, particularly those involving the spine. Conditions that some people seek chiropractic treatment for include:

      1. Back Pain: Chiropractors often treat back pain, which can be caused by various factors such as muscle strains, ligament sprains, and misalignments of the spine.
      2. Neck Pain: Chiropractic adjustments may be used to address neck pain, often associated with poor posture, stress, or injury.
      3. Headaches: Some individuals report relief from certain types of headaches, including tension headaches and headaches associated with neck issues, through chiropractic care.
      4. Joint Pain: Chiropractors may address joint pain in various areas of the body, aiming to improve mobility and reduce discomfort.
      5. Sciatica: Chiropractic care is sometimes sought for sciatic nerve pain, which can result from compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, often in the lower back.
      6. Sports Injuries: Athletes may turn to chiropractors for the treatment of sports-related injuries, as well as for preventive care and performance optimization.
      7. Certain Types of Arthritis: While chiropractic care is not a cure for arthritis, some people with conditions like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis seek relief from associated joint pain and stiffness.

      Chiropractic care is not limited to the spine; chiropractors may also provide treatment for extremities, such as TMJ, hands, wrists, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles and feet. The principles of chiropractic care for extremities are similar to those for the spine, focusing on improving joint function, mobility, and relieving pain. Here are some ways chiropractors may address extremity issues:

      1. Adjustments: Chiropractors use manual adjustments to realign joints and improve their range of motion. This can be applied to various joints in the extremities.
      2. Soft Tissue Techniques: Chiropractors may use soft tissue techniques, such as massage or stretching exercises, to address muscle imbalances or tightness in the extremities.
      3. Exercise Prescription: Chiropractors may recommend specific exercises to strengthen muscles, improve flexibility, and support joint function in the extremities.
      4. Posture and Ergonomics: Chiropractors often provide guidance on proper posture and ergonomics, not only for the spine but also for the extremities. This can be particularly relevant for conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome or shoulder issues.
      5. Rehabilitation: In cases of injuries or surgeries affecting the extremities, chiropractors may be involved in the rehabilitation process, working to restore function and reduce pain.

      It's essential to communicate openly with your chiropractor about any extremity issues you may be experiencing. They will typically conduct a thorough examination, which may include diagnostic imaging, to assess the specific nature of the problem before recommending a treatment plan.

      Dr. Patrick Cooper, DC, CCEP

      Dr. Patrick Cooper (DC, CCEP) is certified in extremities and has extensive knowledge in custom orthtics and the will make suggestions for the most appropriate shoe for your feet.  We will take a video of you walking in order to perform a gait analysis to see see how your foundation may be affecting your spine.

      As with any medical or alternative therapy, it's crucial to consult with your primary healthcare provider to ensure that chiropractic care is a safe and suitable option for your individual needs, especially if you have underlying health conditions or concerns.

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      Our Location

      Synergy Medical
      16705 Square Drive
      Marysville, OH 43040
      Phone: (937) 400-2011

      Chiropractic care specialists serving patients in Marysville, OH and the surrounding Northwest and Northside of Columbus communities.

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