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What is Chiropractic? Answers From Your Lubbock Chiropractor

If you've heard people crediting chiropractic care with some remarkable improvements in their own health and quality of life, you may be wondering exactly what a Lubbock chiropractor can do to make such a difference. Here at Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine, we're more than happy to take the mystery out of our Lubbock chiropractic care techniques so you can see how this conservative, non-surgical healing modality can help you and your loved ones experience a higher level of comfort and wellness safely and effectively.

chiropractor in Lubbock explaining spine model to chiropractic patient

"Chiropractic" is a term derived from the Greek for "done by hand." True to its name, many of the most common types of chiropractic care still center around manual adjustments, although instrument-based adjustments are also popular in this day and age. Chiropractic treatment involves adjusting joints in the spinal column that have fallen into subluxation, a state of misalignment that prevents normal motion. A subluxation may occur due to an accident injury, degenerative disc or vertebral conditions or long-term posture problems. The most common variety of chiropractic care, Diversified Technique, applies targeted, precise amounts of high-velocity, low-amplitude force to free the joints, allowing for normal spinal alignment once again. 

About Your Lubbock Chiropractor

Lubbock chiropractors who hold a doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) actually have more medical training and education that the standard Medical Doctor (M.D.). The curriculum required to achieve this doctorate includes an even wider range of clinical subjects, requiring some 4,200 hours of classroom training and one-year program of real-world patient care. A Doctor of Chiropractic needs this extra time and preparation to learn the specific chiropractic techniques and modalities for diagnosing and treating problems as well as recommending other therapies as needed.

Common Injuries and Conditions Treated

Chiropractic care is astonishingly versatile and powerful because it is used to treat underlying conditions that cause a variety of symptoms -- not just to alleviate the symptoms temporarily, as painkilling medications do. By correcting your spinal alignment, we can take unnatural stresses off of multiple physical systems. Relieving pinched nerves can relieve a huge range of symptoms while also improving nerve function, which optimizes your body's everyday operations. Our Lubbock chiropractic care can treat:

  • Acute injuries

  • Degenerative disc disease

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Pain, tingling and numbness in the upper extremities

  • Sciatica

  • Headaches and migraines

  • TMJ symptoms

  • Systemic problems such as respiratory, digestive and reproductive ailments

Regular chiropractic checkups can also address minor subluxation issues as they come up, preventing many of these problems from occurring. This makes chiropractic care a potent preventative wellness tool, espeically when combined with other safe, effective treatment methods such as massage therapy,nutrition and physical therapy. Dr. Kothmann regularly prescribes these techniques as part of this "whole person" approach to healing.

Experience Chiropractic Care for Yourself

The best way to understand the true potential of chiropractic care is to schedule a consultation and evaluation with our chiropractor. Call Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine at (806) 791-3399!