What Is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractors diagnose and treat disorders affecting the spine, joints, and soft tissues like muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Dr. Sather uses the Sacro-Occipital Technique which focuses on healing the whole body in order to prevent and treat painful disorders of the spine, joints, and soft tissues. Chiropractic adjustments can be done on children and adults.
Your chiropractor in Bellingham, WA will ask about bodily complaints before performing neurologic and orthopedic testing. In order to diagnose the condition, an x-ray, MRI, or lab work may be required. After examinations have been performed, he will discuss treatment options. Oftentimes, patients will receive chiropractic adjustments in the form of spinal adjustments and manipulation, meant to restore proper alignment to the spine.
When to See a Chiropractor
If you are experiencing musculoskeletal pain or stiffness, you should visit Dr. Sather. Pain that interferes with your daily routine or decreases your quality of life is an indicator that treatment may be necessary. Other signs that you may need to visit your chiropractor include:
- Joint pain
- Joint stiffness
- Pinched nerves
- Spine inflexibility
- Back pain
- Uneven gait
- Recent injury
- Numbness or tingling
- Chronic fatigue
How Your Chiropractor Can Help You
After conducting the appropriate tests, we will develop an individualized treatment plan to target your discomfort or to prevent future conditions. Sometimes, patients may be required to conduct lifestyle changes from how they sit to how they sleep and more. Chiropractic adjustments are just one of many treatments a chiropractor may provide, such as:
- Massage Therapy– Chiropractic massage can help mend conditions like back pain and headaches by smoothly realigning the body.
- Custom Foot Orthotics– Designed to precisely fit your feet, custom orthotics can help you stay in alignment and relieve joint pain.
- Natural Supplements– Can improve your spinal health.
- Spinal Decompression– The spine can be stretched and relaxed to pull bulging disc material back into the disc and relieve pain and pressure.
If you are experiencing back or joint pain and stiffness, or if you experience numbness, tingling, and headaches, call (360) 650-9550 today to start your chiropractic adjustments with Dr. Sather, your chiropractor in Bellingham, WA.