Tag: manipulation

Why does that knot in my shoulder always come back?

Why does that knot in my shoulder always come back? If you have chronic knots in your shoulders, it can be frustrating.   Have you ever wondered why those knots never go away? The knot in my shoulder is a common complaint from many of our patients that improve with chiropractic care. Tight and knotted shoulders that are aggravated by stress may be relieved by a good shoulder rub, but the brief massage rarely improves the problem long term. Knotted shoulders may be caused by other areas of the body such as the lower body, legs, or by poor adaptations to Read More »

What does a chiropractor do and are they physicians?

What does a chiropractor do and are they physicians? Chiropractic as a profession began in 1895 and evolved in similarly to Osteopathy using manipulation as their main treatment regimen until the 1950’s, when Osteopaths began to work more like allopathic medical providers. Chiropractors have assumed the role of primary spine physicians (primary care for the musculoskeletal system) since their training in musculoskeletal medicine was much more intensive than allopathic medical providers.   The chiropractic approach to care is holistic, meaning, they look at the systems, rather than just the area of complaint.   The allopathic idea of symptoms and treatment for the symptoms Read More »