Fort Collins Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care is an alternative approach to healthcare. We are similar to other health-care providers in that we go through a routine of information gathering about each patient in order to come to a diagnosis. We will consult with the patient, conduct a thorough health history, perform a physical examination, and if indicated order X-rays or lab analyses. We focus primarily on the neuromusculoskeletal system, meaning that we mainly look at the nerves, muscles, joints and bones. We will also ask about your lifestyle, your diet and sleeping habits, work situation, exercise routine, etc. This can give us a better picture of your problem and the best way to address it.
Why Chiropractic Care?
One of the main things that distinguishes chiropractic care from other health-care providers is the fact that we try to find the source of your problem. We use the information gathered from your history and exam to come to a diagnosis for the overall cause of your pain, which may or may not be from the area of complaint. For example, a runner may come in with knee pain, but the source of the problem is actually a fixated ankle. Rather than just mask the pain in the knee by recommending painkillers, we will correct the issue with the ankle first, and then address any remaining problems.
If you’re like most people, you probably think that a chiropractor is just a back doctor. It is true that chiropractors tend to spend a lot of time on the spine. The reason for this is that the spinal vertebrae protects the spinal cord, which is the body’s communication system between the brain and the rest of the body. It is imperative that the spinal cord is free from any disruptions in communication in order for the body to be in an optimal state to heal itself. However, a chiropractor is trained to address issues in any joint, nerve, or muscle in the body, so if you’re experiencing pain, whether it be back pain, headaches, foot pain, tennis elbow or anything else, give us a call.
At Essential Motion Chiropractic in Fort Collins, our goal is to provide quality cost effective chiropractic care to all of our patients. In order to accomplish this, we offer several chiropractic packages and payment plans.