Chiropractic

Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine -  - Integrative Medicine

Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine

Integrative Medicine & Aesthetics located in Summerville, SC & Mount Pleasant, SC

Chiropractic healthcare is the leading kind of therapy to adjust misalignments of the joints, particularly those in the spine. The team at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine help men and women living in or around Mount Pleasant and Summerville, South Carolina, attenuate and eliminate joint pain through comprehensive diagnostic and preventive care. Call the office or book an initial consultation online today.

Chiropractic Q & A

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic care is the leading noninvasive approach to treating chronic spinal conditions, such as misalignments, injuries, and other musculoskeletal disorders, mainly through their connection to the nervous system.

At Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine, your practitioner uses their hands to manually realign your spine or joints in other parts of your body. Chiropractic care is a drug-free practice which focuses on teaching you therapeutic exercises and stretches so that you can include them in your daily routine.

What conditions can chiropractic care address?

The Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine team are experts in treating any part of the body, from the most simple joint conditions to highly complex nervous system complications. Some of these conditions include:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal misalignment
  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Osteoarthritis

What happens during a chiropractic appointment?

During your chiropractic visit at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine, your practitioner first identifies where your pain is located and discusses your overall well-being and lifestyle.

Your practitioner then assesses the condition of your spine and guides you through a series of exercises to determine your range of motion and pain level. From there, your practitioner can recommend various chiropractic treatments based on your individual needs.

At Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine, the method of choice is structural chiropractic care, which focuses on targeting the root of the misalignment, not necessarily targeting the misalignment itself.

Your practitioner may also perform the Thompson Drop Table technique, which requires an adjusting table with a pneumatically driven drop system. When your practitioner performs an adjustment, the table quickly lowers the section of the body corresponding to the spinal region being adjusted.

Adjustments are quick, sharp movements that push your vertebrae into the correct alignment, releasing tension on your muscles and connective tissue.

The team at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine work collaboratively to understand the complexities of your spinal system. This means that you’ll speak with multiple team members and get various opinions so you can together make the decision that's the most relevant to your needs.

What are the benefits of chiropractics?

Chiropractic care is a safe and drug-free treatment. Generally speaking, you’ll start feeling better almost immediately after the adjustment is made — and you’ll probably want to come back for more.

If you’ve been experiencing joint, back, neck, or knee pain, don’t hesitate to call Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine today or book an appointment online.

  

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