What is Chiropractic Care?
"Chiropractic" is from Greek words meaning "done by hand". Doctors of Chiropractic are concerned with how the body's nerves, muscles and joints function as a whole. They focus on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the body. They are specialists in using manipulations of joints to improve range of motion, flexibility, and to restore proper function. Traditional chiropractic care focuses on correcting misalignments in the spine through manipulations of the vertebral joints. More recently, chiropractors are not only addressing problems of the spine, but also joints of the body (i.e. hips, knees, feet and shoulders, etc.), which have an indirect effect on the spine.
Chiropractic care is recognized as a safe and effective form of manipulative therapy for musculoskeletal conditions. When supplemented with soft tissue techniques like Active Release Technique, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, and exercise rehabilitation, it provides an effective means to reduce pain, restore optimal movement and function, and optimize overall health. Dr. Andrew Pichurko is experienced in treating the causes of low back pain, neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, wrist pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow and foot pain, as well as many more unusual complaints. It can be extremely useful in treating pain from auto accidents.
Flexion distraction technique is a gentle adjustment that uses the movement of the table to apply a local stretch at the joints in the low back. It can quickly provide relief for low back and leg pain, originating from a lumbar disc herniation. The movements are slow and repetitive, with pressure applied at the specific disc segment to help open up the space and allow the disc to heal.