What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on musculoskeletal and nervous system disorders and injuries and how these injuries and disorders affect general health and well-being.  Most people assume that chiropractic doctors simply treat neck pain and back pain.  While this is what most commonly presents to chiropractic offices it is only a portion of what doctors of chiropractic treat. Chiropractors look to detect and correct abnormal joint movement throughout the spinal column and associated dysfunctions throughout the extremities and their relationship to the spinal column.  They generally use their hands to make the corrections necessary through manual manipulation or adjustments to articulations so normal movement patterns can be achieved. 

Dr. Rivano uses a combination of ancillary treatments such as manual therapy, electric stimulation, ultrasound, EPAT (Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment), Arthrostim, Cold Laser Therapy, and Mechanical Traction (Decompression Therapy).  For patients who do not tolerate manual manipulation/adjustments Dr. Rivano will use adjusting instruments as needed. 

When Should You Seek Chiropractic Treatment?

Chiropractic is a holistic health care option that is suitable for various situations and below is just a few examples of when chiropractic care can ease the pain and correct the problem area.

If you have been in an accident
Trauma can cause mild to severe pain and in some cases the pain can be chronic. At Rivano Chiropractic we evaluate, treat and correct your condition to prevent any long-term damage.

If you have a sports- or work-related injury
Repetitive movement commonly known as repetitive stress injuries or overuse at work or play may cause spinal nerves to be impeded. This repetitive stress can affect your range of motion, strength, reflexes, endurance, and, ultimately, performance. Rivano Chiropractic can help your body restore balance and function and help you get back to the top of your game in both play and work.

If you experience everyday aches and pains
Disruption of appropriate nerve flow, for any reason, can eventually lead to pain, disability, and a decrease in your quality of life. You don't need to live like that anymore! Dr. Rivano can help you get to the source of the problem and put you on the path to recovery, and bring you back to a higher level health.

If you are pregnant
The additional weight and stress your body experiences during pregnancy can cause pain in many parts of the body. Because pregnant women are often advised not to take any pain relievers, they often turn to chiropractic care to help alleviate pains associated with pregnancy.

If you are a Young Adult
Teenagers' bodies grow at a rapid rate and their active lifestyles often lead to musculoskeletal imbalances. Regular visits to Rivano Chiropractic can help your teenager have a body that is balanced and healthy allowing for improvement in overall health and well-being.

If you are in your "Golden Years"
Chiropractic is a holistic and safe alternative to help treat the numerous physical problems associated with aging. Chiropractic care can help the body repair years of damage caused by repetitive movements and lack of attention. Chiropractic care is gentle enough to alleviate aches and pains yet strong enough to assist in correcting the problem from occurring again. Dr. Rivano will customize a treatment plan that will address the root cause of the problem, treat it properly and educate the patient to prevent future reoccurrences.

Even if you feel fine
Just a regular wellness visit to Rivano Chiropractic will make you feel even better. Regular weekly, bi-weekly or even monthly visits can help keep you in tip top shape.  A healthy spine is a healthy body.  You can prevent problems from occurring with a regular adjustment.  Repetitive stress on the body can be corrected on a regular basis and can help you avoid pain, discomfort and even illness. While this level of care is completely optional and at the discretion of each patient we strongly recommend intermittent care to avoid further spinal degeneration and improvement in the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system. It’s much easier to maintain an already healthy spine than it is to correct a spine with ongoing wear and tear from neglect.

Regular chiropractic care is analogous to visiting a dentist in order to avoid dental decay.  In our opinion it is even more critical since the spinal column houses the central nervous system which is responsible for controlling and coordinating every cell, tissue, and organ in the body. Chiropractic treatment is a smart choice for everyone, at any age and at any time. Chiropractic will help you live a healthier and happier life.