When you’re looking for a good chiropractor in Durham, it can be hard to know who to choose. We’ve included answers to some FAQ we often hear about chiropractic care to help make the decision easier.
As always, we invite you to schedule a free consultation to come in and meet Dr. Martin and learn how Gonstead chiropractic care can help you feel better.
Chiropractic care is a natural approach to your health with the goal of allowing the body to function and heal naturally. The purpose of chiropractic care is to remove pressure on the nerves that run through your spine, allowing your inborn intelligence in your brain to heal the body—naturally.
First, look for a chiropractor who takes x-rays. “To see is to know.” You don’t want someone guessingwhere to make adjustments. Second, choose a chiropractor who adjusts the problem and and only the problem. Many chiropractors adjust “regions” of the spine rather than specific vertebra, making it difficult (if not impossible) to have continuity of care.
Absolutely. When a vertebra is out of alignment, it puts pressure on the nerve, causing pain and other health issues (think of how a tire wears out when it’s misaligned). Chiropractors adjust the bones, correct alignment and restore the natural curve in your spine, allowing the body’s innate ability to heal and restore your health.
Sciatica is caused from pressure on the nerve (a pinched nerve). Not only can chiropractors help sciatica, they are literally the only healthcare professionals who claim to be able to! All other sciatica treatments focus on managing the pain rather than fixing the problem and releasing that nerve.
Headaches and back pain are two of the common complaints that bring people to our office. Dr. Martin has helped hundreds of patients get relief from headache and migraine pain without meds.
My patients tell me they feel GREAT after their chiropractic adjustmen! One reason for that is because I use the Gonstead technique which is known for being specific and gentle movements.
Like any health care professional, cost of treatment depends upon the individual diagnosis.