Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints, such as back pain, neck pain and headaches. At UH Connor Whole Health, our chiropractic physicians use hands-on, conservative, and minimally invasive treatments to help you restore structural balance, reduce pain and improve quality of life.
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Conditions We Treat
Chiropractic care may be suitable for a variety of symptoms. Some of the conditions we commonly treat include:
- Back pain
- Cervical disc herniation
- Disc injuries
- Joint pain
- Neck pain
- Sports injuries
Why Choose UH for Chiropractic Care?
The chiropractors at UH Connor Whole Health are part of a bigger team and are integrated into the University Hospitals clinical staff. Our chiropractors work closely with our clinical partners at UH, including UH Primary Care Institute, UH Spine Institute, UH Pain Management Institute, and the departments of physical medicine and rehabilitation, rheumatology, orthopedic services, and sports medicine.
Our chiropractic physicians are focused on being your care partner and advocate, and can help coordinate care for patients with a full range of conditions, no matter how complex. You may want to see the chiropractor solely for a complaint like lower back pain or neck pain. He or she may also partner with other team members to treat these same complaints when they are secondary to other conditions like depression, chronic illness or post-surgical pain.
Many of our providers have completed post-graduate training in instrument-assisted soft tissue manipulation and other conservative therapies. The chiropractic department at UH Connor Whole Health is actively involved in research related to chiropractic care in the integrative hospital setting. This includes collaboration within UH Connor Whole Health as well as between departments.
Our chiropractic services are in-network for most insurance plans.
About Chiropractic Medicine
Chiropractic is defined by the American Chiropractic Association as a health care profession that focuses on evaluation and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. Chiropractic physicians are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches by using their highly skilled manipulations or chiropractic adjustments.
Research suggests that spinal manipulation improves range of motion, and may temporarily increase space between the synovial joints of the spine. Other research suggests that in general, manual therapies generate neurological signals in the body, which reduce pain signals.
What to Expect
Meeting one of our chiropractic physicians for an evaluation is the best way to determine whether or not chiropractic care is right for you. They will take the time to listen and perform a physical examination. Our chiropractors also can order imaging or laboratory testing when necessary.
The information obtained from these steps will help the chiropractor make recommendations for a safe and effective treatment plan. This plan may include hands-on care, nutritional and/or exercise advice, further testing, and, if indicated, a referral to another provider. Our chiropractors will encourage you to ask questions and give input regarding their recommendations.
During treatment, you may sit or lie down on a special table. The provider then uses their hands, elbows, or other tools to work on your body. The chiropractor may work in the region of your pain or complaint or in areas structurally or functionally related to it. You may want to wear or bring an outfit that is comfortable to help with this process.
The length of time for an appointment varies. A new patient visit lasts typically over a half-hour, up to an hour, while a follow up visit is typically a half hour or less. On your first visit you may need additional time before the appointment to complete paperwork and questionnaires.
Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Current research shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours. You may need to attend several sessions with your chiropractic physician in order to maximize the benefits of your treatment and see long-term improvement in your symptoms.