Chiropractic Care

Matthew Egbert, D.C. -  - Chiropractor

Restorative Spine & Joint

Back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other musculoskeletal conditions respond well to chiropractic care. If you want to avoid medications or the risks associated with surgery, Matthew Egbert, DC, and the team at Restorative Spine & Joint offer gentle and thorough chiropractic care for musculoskeletal conditions. Located in Santa Maria, California, the team provides care for families — including pregnant woman and children — sports injuries, general wear-and-tear, and auto accidents. To schedule a visit, call the office or book online today.

Chiropractic Care Q & A

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is a type of musculoskeletal care that involves hands-on, personalized treatments tailored to relieve your symptoms and fix the underlying cause of your discomfort. Doctors of chiropractic — or chiropractors — have advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of muscle, joint, and nerve conditions without the use of medications or surgery.

When should I see a chiropractor?

Since chiropractors are musculoskeletal experts, they manage many conditions of the muscles and joints that don’t require medications or surgery. Chiropractic care is often used before or after surgery to support tissue healing and pain relief.

Common reasons to visit a chiropractor include:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Disc pain or disc herniations
  • Pain in the arms, hands or legs
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Muscle pain

The team works with you to develop an appropriate treatment plan based on your condition. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, the team offers soft tissue treatments, physiotherapy, and rehabilitation exercises and stretches to help you feel your best.

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment — also called spinal manipulation — is a hands-on, noninvasive procedure performed by chiropractors to restore normal motion to a joint and relieve pain. In most cases, chiropractic adjustments are performed on the vertebral joints of the spine, though they can be performed on any joint in the body.

During a chiropractic adjustment, a team member places their hands on either side of the affected joint and applies a quick, direct force through the joint. You may hear a popping or cracking sound during the adjustment. This sound is the result of released pressure from carbon dioxide gas within the joint.

It’s possible to feel movement during your adjustment as well. You’ll likely notice that you have better range of motion immediately after an adjustment and may experience a more relaxed sensation in the surrounding muscles.

Is chiropractic care safe?

Yes, according to the American Chiropractic Association, chiropractic care is one of the safest and most effective forms of treatment for neck pain, back pain, and headaches. Compared to the risks and side effects associated with over-the-counter and prescription medications, the only common side effect after chiropractic care is mild soreness at the treatment site for one to two days after care.

To schedule a chiropractic visit, call or book online at Restorative Spine & Joint now.

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