What Is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-surgical approach to healing and wellness. Chiropractic care restores health and prevents injury by improving the structural integrity of the body, primarily the spine. The brain communicates with the rest of the body via the spinal cord and nervous system. When functioning perfectly, this communication is uninterrupted, and the messages go to and from the brain without interference.
Will Chiropractic Help You?
That question can only be answered after a thorough evaluation by a qualified Doctor of Chiropractic - no one else can tell you whether chiropractic will help your condition - including other medical professionals who are not trained in chiropractic.
Even so, you can get an idea of whether or not your condition is generally helped by chiropractic. Here are some common ailments that chiropractic treatment has been shown to help with.
- Low Back Pain
- Headaches (including migraines)
- Neck and Upper Back Pain
- Shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and foot pain
- Radiating symptoms (pain, numbness or tingling) into the arms, hands, legs and feet
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Lupus pain
- Fibromyalgia pain
- TMJ disorder
- Ringing in the ears (Tinnitis)
Addressing the Root of the Problem
The nervous system serves as the body's wiring. If this wiring is inhibited, the signal does not reach the intended body part, and illness may result. Such interferences can manifest anywhere along your spine. Pain in your arm or hand may actually be caused by a problem in your neck, where the nerves connecting to that hand originate. A qualified chiropractor can examine the spine for interferences and remove them through controlled techniques.
Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship of structure and function (as coordinated by the nervous system), and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of your health.
Chiropractic Education and Licensing
Today's Doctors of Chiropractic are highly trained professionals. Chiropractic education and licensing is comparable to other doctor level health programs, including medicine, dentistry and podiatry.
Dr. Pace has been licensed by the Louisiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners since 1984. He has also held licenses to practice chiropractic in Missouri and Texas.