Chiropractic Medicine at OAA is an extension of our multi-disciplinary approach to health care.
Chiropractic medicine emphasizes the importance of maintaining the structural integrity of the body and the idea of removing imbalances both structural and postural in an effort to allow our body to heal itself. For this to happen the network of nerves and signals from your brain, down your spinal cord, to the network of nerves must be allowed to flow freely without any interruption. Chiropractors have the ability and skill to remove these interruptions or misalignments and allow the body to perform as it was meant to. When this system is not functioning at its peak, the overall performance of the human body is lacking.
It is often perceived that chiropractic care is solely to treat back or neck pain but these are a small piece of what the profession is capable of handling.
Chiropractors not only treat soft and hard tissue problems such as sciatica and joint pain, but are largely called on to deal with more significant issues. Some of these issues include fibromyalgia, allergies, insomnia, headaches and many more.
If you've ever been in a car accident, played a sport, fell down or just bumped into something too hard, it's very possible that you are not functioning at your best due to a misalignment. While there are many potential mechanical or structural causes for misalignment, there are also chemical reasons. For instance, if you smoke or drink excessively or even just have a poor diet, the chemical issues in your body can eventually cause underlying conditions and disease to appear.
Although patients may be diagnosed with the same condition, they may respond very differently to treatments. For this reason, treatment is tailored to meet your needs, goals & unique medical and physical condition. Allowing a chiropractor to get you back on track both chemically and structurally will bring your body back to the proper state it should be in to perform at its peak.
Sports Chiropractic Care
Sports Chiropractic is a specialty of chiropractic that focuses on the conservative management, rehabilitation and performance optimization of neuromusculoskeletal system for athletics and sports participants and to participate in multidisciplinary sports injury care.
Most sports involve body contact, fast starts and stops, and positioning that places an unusual amount of strain on the back and structural system. Doctors of Chiropractic consider a person as an integrated being, giving special attention to the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Sports chiropractors also focus on preventative techniques that can keep bones and muscles from becoming injured, particularly from repetitive movements often used when engaging in various types of sports.
Many professional sports teams have long incorporated the use of a sports chiropractor to attend to the physical needs of their players. Today more coaches, athletes, and doctors are realizing the value of sports chiropractic care.