There are a wide variety of treatment options offered by both medical and alternative medicine practitioners. Most doctors are focused on pain and symptom relief (secondary conditions), and they do an excellent job. People often start with medication or herbal/homeopathic remedies which can turn off pain receptors. If that doesn’t work, then courses of physical therapy may be used to strengthen muscular weakness, address spasm, or increase mobility. Injection programs to calm the site of pain come in next. When those don’t work, more invasive procedures like surgery start to fall into the picture. Regrettably, those therapies only address the secondary conditions (symptoms) and not the underlying cause.
All of these treatment programs are effective in the appropriate time and place and have different goals. Our goal at Structural Chiropractic is to restore the structural integrity of your spine.
Dr. Long has built excellent relationships with the best health care providers throughout the community. If during the consultation she finds that Structural Chiropractic isn’t right for you, we will make sure to find the best practitioner to help resolve your specific condition.