TYPES OF CARE
Below are the various types of care that we handle at Myrtle Beach Spine Center, PA. From initial care to family care, we have you covered.
In the beginning, frequent visits are usually needed to relieve symptoms and begin the healing process. If an ache or a pain, or any other obvious symptom has prompted you to visit our office, the first thing that we want is for you to feel better.
Our office visits are often combined with physio-therapy procedures to help offer relief. Depending on your age, condition, and lifestyle, repeated visits for weeks or even months may be needed to reduce or eliminate your symptoms.
Muscles, ligament and other soft tissue damage often remain after your original symptoms have improved. Corrective care stabilizes your spine and promotes more complete healing. Visit frequency is reduced and you may be encouraged to supplement your care with exercise and other self-care procedures.
With your ache or pain gone, more complete healing can occur. If you are released from care at this point, you would be at risk of having a relapse. Corrective care, like orthodontics for the teeth, is designed to restore proper posture, alignment, and motion to the spinal bones.
Wellness Care or Maintenance Care
When you have achieved the goals we have set to resolve your complaints, the Doctors at the Myrtle Beach Spine Center, PA will offer you the opportunity to continue to improve your health by entering into the Wellness Care or Maintenance Care. This next step is designed to help you optimize what has been accomplished up to this point.
The barriers to achieving your best health have been removed with regular treatment, but toxins, stress, and physical traumas are still affecting you everyday. The nervous system works best when the joints of the spine are freely moving. The Doctors will tend to the spinal restrictions that occur as you live your life. Wellness Care or Maintenance Care are like a tune-up for your nervous system. It’s your decision, so how long you continue to benefit from the healthful effects of chiropractic is up to you!
Myrtle Beach Spine Center, PA focuses on the health of the entire family. The doctors offer complimentary scoliosis examinations for children the first Wednesday of every month. Early detection means better prevention! Everyone functions better with 100% nerve function, and everyone, especially children, deserve the right to express their fullest potential. Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to fit a person’s size, weight, and unique spinal condition. They are both gentle and specific to the child’s developing spinal structures, as well as, an aging adult’s condition.
More and more parents are seeking chiropractic care for their children. Many spinal problems seen in adults began as early as birth. Even so called ‘natural’ birthing methods can stress and infant’s spine and developing nerve system The resulting irritation to the nerve system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the cause of many newborn health complaints. Colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions and chronic infections can often be traced to nerve system stress.
Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked right away. As the infant grows, learning to hold up the head, sit, crawl and walk are all activities that affect spinal alignment and are important times to have a child checked by a Doctor of Chiropractic.
As the child begins to participate in regular childhood activities like skating or riding a bike, small yet significant spinal misalignments (subluxations) may occur. If neglected, the injuries during this period of rapid growth may lead to more serious problems later in life. Subtle trauma throughout childhood will affect the future development of the spine leading to impaired nervous system function. Any interference to the vital nerve system will adversely affect the body’s ability to function at its best.
One of the most common reasons parents seek care for their child is trauma from an injury of some sort. These misalignments may or may not result in immediate pain or symptoms. Regular chiropractic checkups can identify potential spinal injury from these traumas, make the correction early in life and help avoid many of the health complaints seen later in adults. Proper spinal hygiene is an important key to better health.
Another sought out reason for care is the resolution of a particular symptom or condition. Parents seek care for conditions such as colic, ear infections, asthma, allergies and headaches (to name a few) because they have heard from others that chiropractic care can help. It is important to understand that the doctor of chiropractic does not treat conditions or diseases. The expertise of the chiropractor is in checking the child’s spine for misalignments that impair nervous system function therefore affecting overall body function. The bones of the spine, the vertebrae, house and protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is an extension of the brain and carries information from the brain to the body parts and back to the brain again. Subluxations interfere with the nerve’s ability to transmit this vital information.
The nerve system controls and coordinates the function of all the systems in the body: circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal, eliminative, and immune system. Any aspect of health may be impaired by nerve interference. The chiropractic adjustment restores nerve system function allowing the body the ability to express a greater state of health and well being.