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Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy

Chiropractic Manipulation

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletalcomplaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck, headaches, pain in the joints of arms or legs.

Doctors of Chiropractic - often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians - practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.


The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as "spinal manipulation," also called "chiropractic adjustment." The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile - or restricted in their movement - as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.

Doctors of chiropractic may assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate. Chiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient's condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team. Information from the American Chiropractic Association, ACA.com 

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  • "Dr. Jodie is great! I am a marathon runner and started going to see Dr. Jodie for plantar fascitis, she treated me for this condition and I have been very pleased with her knowledge. She genuinely cares for her patients."
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  • "I'd like to thank Jodi for the fantastic job she has done. I am already feeling better. This is the first time since 2007 when I injured my back, that I can say I have nearly zero pain. I have been in constant pain all day, everyday. I've seen 4 chiropractors before Jodi. I am very grateful to have met her. I highly recommend her."
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