Barbier Chiropractic Office Newsletter
October 2018

Understanding Chiropractic Care
Juanita Swindell

These days you hear more and more people talking about going to a chiropractor to manage or treat their back pain. So what exactly is chiropractic care and what does a chiropractor do? Chiropractic care is a health care discipline that deals with the treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the nervous system, spine, pelvis and joints. The techniques are hands-on and non-invasive and the practitioners of this discipline are called chiropractors.

What Do Chiropractors Do?

Chiropractors are trained to treat all types of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. This includes neck and back pain, headaches and pain in the joints of the arms or legs. They are considered primary care practitioners who focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. These practitioners have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend rehabilitative and therapeutic exercises and to provide lifestyle, dietary and overall nutritional counseling.

Their techniques do not involve the use of any invasive procedures. Instead these trained specialists use their hands to apply a controlled force to those joints that have limited movement because of a tissue injury. This is called spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustment. Depending on the circumstances, they may sometimes use a small instrument to perform the spinal manipulation. This technique aims to rectify structural alignment so get rid of the main and to improve the overall functioning of the body.

Tissue injury can be a result of a lone traumatic event such as lifting a very heavy object or it could be due to repetitive stress, such as working in an unnatural position for long periods of time or even just sitting for several hours at a stretch. Whatever the cause, when tissues get injured, they undergo a lot of changes that result in pain, inflammation and diminished function. Adjusting or manipulating the joint and tissues that are affected, helps to restore mobility by eliminating muscle pain and stiffness and healing the injured tissues.

The Concept Behind Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is based on the belief that the ability to function normally is closely connected to the physical structure of the body, which includes the nerves, joints, nerves and muscles. This health care disciple does not aim to simply treat your back pain or neck pain in isolation. Instead it helps to promote self healing by bringing about a balance between structure of the body and the way it functions. This is born from the belief that the body has the natural ability to heal itself.

While you may suffer mild soreness after a chiropractic treatment, acute discomfort or pain is very rare. One of the reasons why it has been gaining more recognition of late is because people are slowly realizing that this is a safe way to manage or treat their backache without having to resort to invasive techniques.

Have you been suffering from persistent backache but are reluctant to undergo the surgery that your doctor has recommended? Chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to treat backaches or joint pain without the need for any invasive procedures.

Our free monthly e-newsletter is designed to be used as a resource for our patients in discovering and empowering them to make the best choices for their health and wellbeing.

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About Our Practice
My office offers individualized care for my patients. I am devoted to providing each patient with excellent chiropractic care with a personal touch. I specialize in making HOUSE CALLS. I make HOUSE CALLS in Morris, Sussex, Warren, Passaic, Essex, Bergen, Hudson and Union and Counties at present. I am licensed in the State of New Jersey and the State of Florida. Since 1969 I have been involved in managing my practice and also managing the practices of friends of mine in the States of Florida and New Jersey. I have experience in managing an office that is a straight chiropractic office seeing up to 300 patients per day to managing an office that performs numerous therapies to managing an office that had 3 medical doctors with a staff of 10 people working for me. Through my experience I know I can pick the proper therapy that I believe a patient may need rather than using the same treatment on everyone. I was fortunite to be able to attend the First Independent Presidents Chiropractic Congress in Washington, D.C.. I am Past Secretary, President and Executive Director of Beta Omega Chi Chiropractic Fraternity; Past Secretary of the Alumni Association of New York Chiropractic College and member of the Board Of Directors; Past Coordinator of Student Activities of New York Chiropractic College; Past Treasurer, Secretary ,Vice President and President of the Northern Counties Chiropractic Society; Past Coordinator for Council on Scoliosis Screening for Morris, Sussex, Warren & Hunterdon Counties; Past member of the Public Relations Team of the New Jersey Chiropractic Society and was on the Legislative Team of the New Jersey Chiropractic Society which made it possible for Chiropractors to be included in Blue Cross Blue Shield in New Jersey. Since I graduated from Columbia Institute of Chiropractic I have taken,yearly, post graduated courses from New York Chiropractic College, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Parker Chiropractic College, Life Chiropractic College, New Jersey Chiropractic Society and the Florida Chiropractic Association. Shortly I will also be associated with a practice in Florida and in Bergen County, New Jersey.

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