Chiropractors are highly trained experts in treating musculoskeletal problems, such as painful joints, backs, and necks. Graham Robson, DC, of Blackwell Chiropractic serving the Park Cities and University Park neighborhoods of Dallas, is an experienced and highly knowledgeable chiropractor. If you’re struggling with joint or muscle pain, just come on into the practice. You can also book an appointment online or over the phone.
A chiropractor is a skilled clinician who specializes in treating musculoskeletal conditions using noninvasive techniques, such as manipulation and manual adjustment. To qualify as a chiropractor, health specialists must take four years of doctoral study in a graduate school accredited by the United States Department of Education.
Following graduation, candidates then have to pass national board examinations before they are granted a license to practice. They must also maintain their license through approved continuing education activities each year.
Chiropractic therapy is a well-established method of treating musculoskeletal conditions using manual manipulation techniques and precision adjustments. Chiropractic treatments can be complementary to medical care for some patients, but for many conditions, chiropractic therapy is recommended as the primary treatment.
Chiropractors apply controlled force onto a joint using their hands or specially designed chiropractic tools. The force is applied very quickly in a series of precise movements, and as a result, joints and surrounding tissues realign and start to heal.
There are a number of techniques chiropractors may use depending on a patient’s condition. Dr. Graham uses three primary methods. His core method is the diversified technique, which consists of manual manipulation. He also uses the Thompson Technique, which consists of manual manipulation while a patient lays on a drop table. A drop table helps soften adjustments during manual manipulation.
The third chiropractic method Dr. Graham uses is the Activator Technique, in which he treats the problem area with a device called an Activator Adjusting Instrument, which delivers soft blows to areas that need treatment.
The goal of any chiropractic treatment is to help relieve pain, and most patients find their sessions cause little or no discomfort. The treatment process may feel somewhat strange at first, but it shouldn’t be painful providing you use an expert practitioner like Dr. Graham.
You may feel slightly sore or achy after your treatment as the joints and tissues adjust and settle. It’s similar to the way you might feel after a session at the gym, and it should fade within 48 hours.
Dr. Graham will take excellent care of you during your treatment, and you’ll receive plenty of good advice from him about getting the best results from your therapy. To learn more, just come on into the practice. You can also book an appointment online or over the phone.