What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic is a safe, drug-free way to improve your health and reduce pain. Chiropractors focus on disorders related to the musculoskeletal system and nervous system. Typically, chiropractors treat neuromusculoskeletal conditions like back pain, neck pain, headache, and pain in the joints, arms, or legs.
While chiropractors are skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, many are also trained to provide rehabilitative exercise therapy, nutritional advice, and wellness care.
In addition to traditional chiropractic treatments, Stutman Chiropractic also employs trigger point therapy/dry needling, physical therapy, and more. Our chiropractors routinely work with orthopedists, neurologists, and primary care physicians to provide quality, interdisciplinary care.
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
A key therapeutic treatment used by chiropractors is spinal manipulation, also known as chiropractic spinal adjustment, which seeks to restore joint mobility after a tissue injury. This tissue damage can occur over time due to overuse injuries or repetitive motions, or develop as a result of a single event like improper lifting or an auto injury. Tissue damage can lead to decreased joint mobility and fibrous adhesions within the muscles that cause inflammation, pain, and poor functioning.
During a chiropractic adjustment, a chiropractor will use gentle, controlled force applied to the specific joint or spinal vertebrae affected by the tissue damage. This restores joint mobility, allowing tissues to heal over time while relieving pain.
Whether you've been injured at work or in an auto accident, or are suffering from ongoing pain, Stutman Chiropractic can help. Our chiropractors have helped hundreds of patients in Takoma/Langley Park, Baltimore, and Laurel find effective relief. Call our office for an appointment today!