ChiropracticOur chiropractic care focuses on hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments. Our goal is proper alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure- particularly the spine- which helps enable the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. Manipulation is used to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue injuries resulting from traumatic events such as falling, or repetitive stress such as sitting without proper back support. Chiropractic care is primarily used as a pain relief alternative for muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue like cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. It is sometimes used in conjunction with conventional medical treatment. Your treatment plan may involve one or more manual adjustments in which Dr. Kabari manipulates the joints using a controlled, sudden force to improve range and quality of motion. Research has shown chiropractic care to be helpful in treating neck pain and headaches. In addition, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia may respond to the moderate pressure used both by chiropractors and practitioners of deep tissue massage.Sympton ReliefMost people first seek chiropractic care because they are experiencing some kind of acute pain. The most common reasons people consult chiropractors are low back pain, neck pain and headaches. Numerous studies have shown chiropractic care to be effective in relieving the symptoms of these conditions. Often after a series of adjustments the painful symptoms subside. However, this does not mean that the spine has been restored to full health. Chiropractors know that symptoms are only one aspect of the picture of health. While symptoms definitely signal that there is a problem with the body, an absence of symptoms is not synonymous with health. People can develop serious degenerative changes in the spine without experiencing any significant symptoms. Although symptom relief is an integral part of care, the ultimate goal of chiropractic care is to restore and maintain the health of the spine.Corrective CareAfter experiencing symptom relief, many patients realize that they could benefit from further treatment to correct the underlying structural cause of their problems. More important than relief of symptoms is restoration of the normal function and health of the spine. However, this process typically takes more time than symptom relief. Consider how long it takes to increase flexibility in a muscle. Only by gently stretching on a regular basis can you slowly increase a muscle’s flexibility. This is similar to what chiropractors do to correct joint movement. Chiropractors gently adjust specific joints in order to increase their mobility. This improves the health in those joints that are showing signs of limited motion. Your home exercises help to maintain that motion between your visits. The combination of chiropractic adjustments and your home exercise program gradually normalizes the motion of the joints in your spine.By normalizing the movement of the spinal joints, chiropractic corrective care assists in keeping the back strong, healthy, and resistant to re-injury.Maintenance CareAfter the problem areas in the spine have been corrected, occasional chiropractic visits are recommended to ensure that your spine is maintained in good health. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It would be nice if you could attend chiropractic care for a few visits and have permanent restoration of the spine. However, the reality is that if the health the spine is not maintained, problems slowly return. Fortunately, good posture, regular stretching, exercise and chiropractic treatments are all ways to assist in the maintenance of a healthy spine. Most patients come to realize the many benefits of chiropractic care and find that an occasional visit helps them to maintain those benefits.