What is Chiropractic?
The study of problems of health and disease from a structural point of view. Special consideration is given to bio-mechanics and neurological relations - disease may be caused or aggravated by disturbances of the nervous system - disturbances of the nervous system may be caused by derangements of the muscular, skeletal structures.
What kind of Education and Training does a Chiropractic Physician have?
Chiropractors receive an education that emphasizes neuromuscular diagnosis and treatment. Preparation for the practice of chiropractic is concentrated on three areas of learning; basic training in the biological and health sciences.
How long do Doctors of Chiropractic go to School?
Doctors of Chiropractic have studied and trained in a post-secondary college or university for at least seven years. Just like medical or dental students, they must first complete undergraduate study before applying for admission to a chiropractic college.
Becoming a chiropractor is a demanding and highly rewarding path that includes a minimum of 4,500 hours of intense academic study including classroom learning, clinical science and internship training. During the course of their training, he/she will have studied the following three areas:
-- Basic sciences, including anatomy, physiology, pathology (the study of diseases), biochemistry, clinical sciences, X-ray interpretation and differential diagnosis.
-- Training in the philosophy and practice of chiropractic.
-- Clinical internship with emphasis on hands-on practice.
Your chiropractor is a primary contact provider just like your family physician, optometrist or dentist. You do not need a referral from your medical doctor to see a chiropractor.
Once I go to a Chiropractor, do I have to keep going back?
At Goforth Health Center we approach every problem with a reasonable and logical treatment plan. Every treatment plan is case specific for the individual chief complaint. Some patients report feeling much better with maintenance or wellness care and we are here to support that approach as well
What is Acupuncture?
Is a component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), a medical system that originated in China thousands of years ago and still is widely practiced there. Scientific evidence strongly supports claims that the practice may help relieve pain. It's commonly used to treat a number of other conditions as well -- from arthritis and allergies to infertility and depression. The practice of acupuncture centers on inserting very thin needles into the skin at key points to help regulate energy flow in the body.
Some conditions Appropriate for Acupuncture Treatment and Recognized effective by the World Health Organization
Blood pressure regulation
Immune system tonification