Chiropractic care has been around for over 100 years in the United States and all over the world. Chiropractic care is safe, effective and non-invasive. Chiropractic care is applied without the use of drugs and/or surgery. Chiropractic is a physical application to the human body, utilized to restore, re-establish, increase motion, mobility, flexibility and normal joint function to the skeletal system. Chiropractor treatment includes the use of chiropractic spinal and extra-spinal, extremity adjustments and or manipulation.
Care often consists of the use of varying physical modalities as well. Chiropractors study the human spine – the axial and appendicular skeleton. The joints in your body “articulate” with each other. It is the study of this “articulation” normal joint articulation whether it is the Skeletal System of the skull and the aligned lower vertebrae or whether it is the structure of the shoulder girdle. How the structure is functioning is the basis of chiropractic care. Is there normal joint alignement? What are the effects when here is not normal joint function? What is pain related to? Is the pain you are experiencing related to something that is wrong with regards the proper and correct function of your neck, or back, or hip?
Doctors of Chiropractic are trained to adjust the “subluxed” vertebrae or the “subluxed” joint alignment of any articulation of two joints in your body.
ONE EXAMPLE OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR TREATING EXTREMITIES:
Doctors of chiropractic are concerned with the articulation of the spinal segments called “vertebrae” as well, as the articulations of the appendicular skeleton, which includes all the joints outside the articulations of the skull to the skeletal system. Carpel Tunnel Syndrome is just one example of a “structural malformation” that creates enough inflammation and irritation to the nerves in your wrist that cause pain/and a “pins and needles” sensation to the finger tips. This condition is often experienced by patients who do repetative motion with their wrists at work.
Cashiers, People who are on a computer all day, Dental hygienists, Line workers in factories, etc. The compression of the “carpel” bones that surround the nerves in your wrist, that are encased by a muscle, often swell. Chiropractors treating such “misaligned” and “dysfunction” of this condition, would work to alter the function, support the structure, adjust the carpel bones, utilize varying modalities to help tissue heal, reduce swelling and to work to brace or support this joint, before seeking any invasive procedures. Unfortunately, many patients suffering from carpel tunnel sydrome, go right back to the same actions that caused the condition to occur in the first place, causing the same recurrent symptoms, even after carpel tunnel surgery.
C.T.S., is just one example of how chiropractors treat structure as opposed to symptoms. One easy way to avoid carpel tunnel syndrome if you are working on a computer every day, is to get a split key board, which is ergonomically designed to relieve pressure on the carpel bones, the carpel tunnel and is designed to place your wrist in an anatomically correct position when using a computer key board. A high percentage of patients will report that this ONE change in keyboards, instantly relieves pressure and inflammation of the wrist.
Chiropractors spend four years in Chiropractic College learning how to perfect the art and science of the human body. Adjusting the spine and or articulating appendicular skeleton should only be performed by a licensed chiropractor. Doctors of Chiropractic spend thousands of hours studying, dissecting and practicing the art of manipulation. Joint manipulation requires the practitioner to have great knowledge in the study of this field of study. From the base of your skull to the distal part of your feet, the body has many joint articulations that can be treated by chiropractors. From birth to death, everyone at some point may experience neck or back pain, shoulder or knee pain, wrist or ankle pain. How we treat these injuries and/or conditions is a choice. Chiropractic offers a new approach to treating such physical conditions.
Common Conditions Treated by Chiropractors:
(Subluxations-disarticulation of the vertebrae along the spine/disfunction between two joint surfaces)
Advanced Field Knowledge and Clinical Educator, Advocate,
Servant of the Chiropractic Profession:
Dr. Tyler Nelson has served the NCCA for 16 years. In 1999, the NCCA adopted the Croft Guidelines with regards to soft tissue injuries and the treatment of these injuries by chiropractors. Dr. Nelson was instrumental in getting these guidelines adopted by the North Carolina Chiropractic Association. In addition, Dr. Nelson is the founder of the Personal Injury Committee, which serves the nearly 2,000 chiropractors of North Carolina.
Dr. Nelson has taught these guidelines and personal injury for nearly two decades. As an educator, practitioner and volunteer political leader in the field, Dr. Tyler Nelson has seen the growth and development of the chiropractic profession grow throughout all 100 counties in North Carolina. This past year, Dr. Nelson worked tireless to educate our political leaders in Raleigh, to pass House Bill 496, which would have given chiropractic patients a fair and equitable co-payment, rather than the exorbitant and outrageous $50, $60 and $70.00 co-payments, that insurance carrier now impose on most state workers plans and general GH BCBS plans.
Dr.Nelson’s service to his patients, community and profession is deeply rooted in the fine education he received at the Founding College of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Nelson has donated thousands of hours and his own funds to help secure a bright future for all new graduates of chiropractic. Dr. Nelson now serves as a alternate board member of the North Carolina Board of Examiners. In addition to his daily responsibilities in helping patient get the very best in chiropractic, Dr. Nelson continues to be an active servant of the profession.
Whether it is in the community or in Raleigh, Dr. Nelson is committed to making sure everyone has a fair and equable access to chiropractic care. For the last 16 years, Dr. Nelson has worked tirelessly to insure the best of what chiropractic care can offer North Carolinians.