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You are the patient. If your goal is to choose a chiropractor that will deliver high patient satisfaction and quality, you’ll feel confident in choosing a Diamond Certified chiropractic center. Each has been rated Highest in Quality in the most accurate ratings process anywhere. And you’re always backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. Here’s why the Diamond Certified ratings and certification process will help you find a top-rated chiropractor and is unparalleled in its accuracy, rigor and usefulness:

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DIAMOND CERTIFIED EXPERT CONTRIBUTORS IN THE Contra Costa County – Chiropractors CATEGORY

Dr. Curtis Martin is a 21-year veteran of the chiropractic field and owner of Martin Family Chiropractic Center, a Diamond Certified practice. He can be reached at (925) 201-6949 or by email.

Dr. Curtis Martin

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Dr. Curtis Martin: A Firsthand Inspiration

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter

CONCORD — For Dr. Curtis Martin, the decision to become a chiropractor was inspired by a firsthand observation of the practice’s healing power. “Early in my childhood, my dad had a back injury that left him unable to walk,” he remembers. “Before resorting to surgery, he decided to look into other options. He started chiropractic treatment and it saved him from having to get surgery. I was really impressed by this, and eventually I decided to become a chiropractor myself.”

Today, as owner of Martin Family Chiropractic Center, Dr. Martin says his favorite part of his job is the same thing that initially inspired his chiropractic career. “I enjoy helping people recover from injuries and regain their health. Often, people come to see me after they’ve reached an absolute health crisis, so it’s very rewarding to take them from being in pain to being fully recovered, without the need for invasive surgery.”

A resident of Lafayette (where he lives with his wife, Stephanie, and son, Andrew), Dr. Martin expresses his appreciation for the vibrant and diverse Bay Area setting. “No matter what you want to do, whether hiking in the mountains, relaxing at the coast or going to the city, we have it here. It’s incredible how many fun things there are to do in the Bay Area.”

Outside of work, Dr. Martin engages in a variety of active pastimes and hobbies. “I’m a pretty outdoorsy guy, so I enjoy hiking, fishing and camping,” he says. “I also like to stay fit by working out at the gym, and I’m very big on nutrition and eating right. In fact, I probably enjoy my wife’s home-cooked meals more than I do eating out!” Additionally, Dr. Martin is a huge hockey fan. “I played hockey from a young age all the way through college. Even though I don’t play anymore, I’m a big San Jose Sharks fan and love taking my family to watch them play at SAP Center.”

In his life and career, Dr. Martin says he’s always been driven by an urge to help those in need of care. “Ever since I was a kid, I’ve felt that helping people was my calling. This really became apparent while I was working as an EMT in my 20s. When we responded to an emergency, I always wanted to be the first one to help instead of standing back and letting someone else do it. Today, I’m still passionate about helping my patients and giving them relief from pain.”

When asked the first thing he’d do if he were to retire tomorrow, Dr. Martin says he’d hop on the next plane to Italy. “My wife has always wanted to go to Italy, so if I retired tomorrow, I’d probably take her on a trip over there. In general, I’d like to spend more time hanging out with family and having new adventures and experiences.”

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Q: What’s one book you’ve found particularly influential in your life and career?
A: “You Win in the Locker Room First” by Jon Gordon and Mike Smith. It has some ingenious insights about having a winner’s mindset in every aspect of your life.

Q: What’s your favorite snack?
A: A piece of fruit and a handful of almonds.

Q: Do you collect anything?
A: West Coast native art. I have several pieces, including masks, paddles and sundials, which I enjoy incorporating into my home décor.

Q: Music or talk radio?
A: Music.

Q: What’s your favorite style of music?
A: Country.

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Understanding the Process of Chiropractic Care

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CONCORD — A common concern people have about seeing a chiropractor is whether they’ll have to keep coming back for treatment for the rest of their lives. While this is an understandable concern, it overlooks the nature of spinal problems and… Read more

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Dr. Jag Dhesi is owner of Springtown Wellness Center – Jag Dhesi, D.C., a Diamond Certified company. He can be reached at (925) 201-6195 or by email.

Dr. Jag Dhesi

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Dr. Jag Dhesi: A Healing Hand

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter

LIVERMORE — While many professionals attest to the importance of treating patients like family, for Dr. Jag Dhesi, this philosophy hits especially close to home. “The first inkling I had to become a health professional was seeing the tribulations my mom went through after she hurt her lower back at work,” he remembers. “As a young teenager who was helpless to do anything to ease my mother’s pain, I began to think about ways I might one day be able to help her and other people in similar situations.”

Years later, driven by his altruistic aspirations, Jag began taking pre-med courses in undergraduate school, with plans to become a physical therapist. However, his focus changed after he had a sobering realization. “As I became more acquainted with the medical care system, I began to realize it was a case of the blind leading the blind,” he explains. “I found that in most cases, there was little communication between a patient’s primary doctor and their physical therapist, and the quality of care suffered because the therapist had very little control of the treatment.” While rethinking his options, Jag discovered a much more favorable scenario in the field of chiropractic. “Chiropractic professionals aren’t at the behest of hospitals or physicians when it comes to caring for patients. Rather, they’re able to maintain complete control of the treatment process, which I found very appealing.”

Today, as owner of Springtown Wellness Center—which he operates from three locations alongside his brothers, Sarb and Paul, who are also chiropractors—Jag says providing help for the helpless continues to be at the forefront of his professional ethos. “My brothers and I will always remember what our mom when through, so we treat every person who walks through the door like family. That means each patient gets the same quality of care we’d give to our own mother, regardless of how much time or effort it requires.”

Originally from Rohnert Park, Jag moved all over the Bay Area before eventually settling in Dublin, where he lives with his wife, Rachel, and their three children, Jag Jr., Rayna, and Jaxon. When asked his favorite part about living and working in the Bay Area, Jag cites the region’s characteristic diversity. “I really love the variety of people and cultures we have here, not to mention the food,” he says. “On any given day, you can go to Chinatown or Little Manila and, for a brief moment, feel like you’re in that country. That’s an amazing thing.”

Outside of work, much of Jag’s time is devoted to family activities, from the kids’ school functions and sporting events to just hanging out together around town. However, he also enjoys the occasional quiet day at the lake. “I love to go fishing in my downtime,” he affirms. “I try to rotate through all the different fishing spots in the Bay Area, whether it’s Del Valle, Los Vaqueros or the San Pablo Reservoir.”

When asked the first thing he’d do if he could retire tomorrow, Jag says he’d take his family on a much needed vacation. “Life can get busy and complicated these days, so I think I’d take my wife and kids somewhere and just leave everything behind for a while. Besides, there’s still a lot of this country—and the world—that I’ve yet to see and experience!”
Ask Me Anything!
Q: How did you get your name?
A: It’s an Indian name that means “Universal Savior” in its entirety. Talk about putting on the pressure!

Q: If you could travel to any country, where would you go?
A: I’d love to go on a Mediterranean tour of Spain, Italy and Greece.

Q: What are your favorite movie genres?
A: Action and science fiction.

Q: What’s the strangest food you’ve ever eaten?
A: Balut. It’s a delicacy in the Philippines. Basically, it’s a duck egg in which the embryo hasn’t fully developed.

Q: Who’s your favorite James Bond?
A: Sean Connery…but I have to say, the new guy is doing pretty well.

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A Simple Solution for a Common Chiropractic Problem

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LIVERMORE — Ask any chiropractor and they’re likely to concur: many of the most common chiropractic issues are caused by the simplest habits. One such example is pain in the hip and tingling or numbness down the leg, which is… Read more

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INDUSTRY INFORMATION AND RESEARCHED ARTICLES BY THE DIAMOND CERTIFIED RESOURCE

Upper Cervical Specific Methods
Cox Chiropractic
Sacro-Occipital Technique
Chiropractic Biophysics
Diversified Chiropractic Method
Logan Basic Technique
Motion Palpation Technique
Decompression Therapy
DRX9000 Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
Gonstead Method
Pettibon System Spine & Posture Correction
Grostic Procedure
Toftness Chiropractic Method
BEST Chiropractic Methods
Network Chiropractic Technique
Thompson Terminal Point
Pierce-Stillwagon
Meric Chiropractic Methods
Activator Methods
Bemer Electromagnetic Therapy
Erchonia Lasers
Hylo Chiropractic
Palmer Chiropractic
Applied Kinesiology
Brimhall Technique

chiropractic subluxation
whiplash treatment
professional chiropractic manipulation
back pain relief
spinal decompression adjustments
upper cervical chiropractic adjustments
chiropractic spine adjustments
pregnancy chiropractic adjustments
vertebral subluxation adjustment
neck pain treatment
extremity chiropractic adjustments
chiropractic body work
chiropractic physical therapy
children chiropractic treatment
infant chiropractic adjustments
carpal tunnel treatment
sciatica pain treatment
chiropractic neurology
therapeutic massage
family chiropractic
chiropractic adjustments
chiropractic health
chiropractic wellness checks
sports chiropractic
acupuncture treatments

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The American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM) (http://www.aapainmanage.org/)
American Chiropractic Association (ACA) (http://www.amerchiro.org/)
American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists (ACCO) (http://www.accoweb.org/)
Better Business Bureau (BBB) (http://www.bbb.com/)
California Board of Chiropractic Examiners (CBCE) (http://www.chiro.ca.gov)
California Chiropractic Association (CCA) (http://www.calchiro.org/)
Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP) (http://www.ccgpp.org/)
California Department of Health Services (DHS) (www.dhs.ca.gov)
Foundation For Chiropractic Education and Research (FCER) (http://www.fcer.org/)
Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) (http://www.fclb.org/)
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) (http://www.nbce.org/)

Know What You Want
What to Ask Yourself Before Hiring Chiropractors in Contra Costa County

When selecting a chiropractic clinic in Contra Costa County, including the cities of San Ramon, Danville, Brentwood, Martinez, and Pleasant Hill, there are many factors to consider. This particular chiropractor will be evaluating your health and his/her recommendation will help determine which treatment will be best for your particular problem and lifestyle. Write down as much as possible regarding what you are looking for before you begin your research.

  • How important is the distance of the chiropractor clinic from my home?
  • Will I get a personal copy of my chiropractic examinations along with an explanation of the meaning?
  • Will chiropractic clinic be able to meet all my chiropractic needs?
  • Does the chiropractor have the proper license to perform treatment?
  • Does my insurance cover chiropractic treatment?
  • Do I want a Diamond Certified company that is rated best in quality and backed by the Diamond Certified Guarantee?
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What To Ask In Person
What to Ask When Speaking in Person with Contra Costa County Chiropractors

After you have interviewed several trustworthy Contra Costa County chiropractors in the major cities of Concord, Richmond, Antioch, Walnut Creek, and Pittsburg, narrow the list to include the best chiropractors that not only met your technical standards, but made you feel comfortable. Because of the nature of chiropractic treatment, it's important that you feel at ease with the chiropractor of your choice.

  1. What is their training?
  2. Do you treat children? Do you have more of an adult patient base?
  3. Do you have a family wellness program to help with finances? (This is significant for keeping care affordable.)
  4. What types of patient education do you use? Do you require this?
  5. How often do you (the doctor) get adjusted?
  6. Do you believe in and use the "straight" philosophy of chiropractic clinics? (This is subluxation only care or good quality care.)
  7. What is your typical maintenance care visit?
  8. How long is a typical chiropractic appointment?
  9. Does the Contra Costa County audiology clinic/audiologist have a good reputation? Does the audiologist have any special license?
  10. How long has the Contra Costa County audiologist been in practice in Contra Costa County?
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  • What To Ask References
    Learning about Previous Customers’ Experiences with Contra Costa County Chiropractors

    It’s best to choose a Diamond Certified chiropractor because all certified companies have passed an in-depth ratings process that most other companies can’t pass. If you want quality from a chiropractor in Contra Costa County and the greater Bay Area, you can have confidence choosing a Diamond Certified company. Diamond Certified reports are available online for all certified companies. And you’ll never be fooled by fake reviews. That’s because all research is performed in live telephone interviews of actual customers.

    If you can’t find a Diamond Certified chiropractor within reach, you’ll have to do some research on your own. If you do, it’s wise to call some references provided by your chiropractor. Keep in mind, though, that references provided to you by the chiropractor are not equal in value to the large random sample of customers surveyed during the Diamond Certified ratings process. That’s because references given to customers from companies are cherry-picked instead of randomly selected from all their customers. So the contractors will likely give you a few customers to call that they know are satisfied.

    If you do call references on your own, specifically ask for a list of the company’s ten most recent customers. This will help avoid them giving you the names of only customers they know were satisfied.

    Here is a list of some questions to consider when speaking with references of chiropractors:

    1. Are you happy with the training and treatment you are receiving from the chiropractic clinic?
    2. Does the staff take time to make sure you understood your chiropractic treatment?
    3. Was there a payment plan that worked well for you?
    4. Did the chiropractic clinic listen to and communicate with you?
    5. Would you recommend this chiropractor to your friends and family?
    6. Were you confident about the results of the complete chiropractic examination?
    7. Were you confident of the doctor’s recommendation for you?
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  • Review Your Options
    Choosing the Right Chiropractor for You in Contra Costa County

    The Diamond Certified symbol has been awarded to companies that scored Highest in Quality in an accurate ratings process.

    Your choice of a Contra Costa County chiropractor in the major cities of San Ramon, Danville, Brentwood, Martinez, and Pleasant Hill is an important concern. The more expensive clinics do not necessarily mean better service. On the other hand, the less costly clinics may not provide the all the chiropractic services you need. It is important to understand that every chiropractor will be a little different. Ask for a specific checklist of exactly what will be provided with your chiropractic treatment.

    Before deciding on the best chiropractor in Contra Costa County for you, it’s important to consider the following questions.

    1. Does Medicare provide benefits for this chiropractor service?
    2. What payment options does the facility offer?
    3. Can I obtain financial assistance for chiropractic treatments?
    4. Is the chiropractor clinic devoted to your satisfaction?
    5. What does the chiropractor offer that is specific to my health needs?
    6. What is the quality of the staff at the clinic?
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  • How To Work With
    Before You Hire a Chiropractor in Contra Costa County

    Now that you’ve found a chiropractor in Contra Costa County in the smaller towns of Blackhawk, Briones, Diablo, Knightsen, Orinda, Pacheco, Pinole, Rodeo, and West Pittsburg that meets all of your needs, it’s the perfect time to request a written contract. This contract should include all written details on the total price of the chiropractic treatment, the services and amenities provided in the cost of the package, any additional services that you may need and their cost, and the date of chiropractic treatment.

    Before you sign the contract, carefully read through it and make sure you understand all the terms and limitations. The contract you sign is binding, and should protect your interests as well as those of the chiropractor. For this reason, never sign a blank or incomplete estimate.

    When signing the contract, be sure to write in special requests or verbal agreements. This will protect you and help ensure you get the services you have agreed on. Along with the chiropractor appointment date and any special instructions, these add-ons may also include related issues that aren’t always covered by a standard contract.

    It is important to communicate openly and honestly with the chiropractor management. Be sure to know exactly what you want from your chiropractic treatment. This way you can get all of the details in writing so that everybody understands the expectations and the cost involved.

    When you’ve reached an agreement, both you and the chiropractor should sign and date the contract.

    Signing a Service Agreement

    When you’re satisfied with the information the Contra Costa County chiropractic management has given you, sign the estimate and treatment agreement. Be sure that the chiropractic manager has a phone number where they can reach you at all times. If there needs to be an adjustment made in the services provided, the chiropractic management must get your final approval. Furthermore, your approval should be noted on the estimate and the invoice.

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  • Be a Good Customer
    How You Can Be a Good Chiropractic Customer

    It's the chiropractor’s responsibility to give quality chiropractic treatment using the best possible chiropractic techniques. But you play a big part in the success of your chiropractic treatment too. Here are a few simple steps you can take to be a good customer when hiring a Contra Costa County chiropractor in the smaller towns of Alamo, Antioch, Clayton, Clyde, El Sobrante, Morago, Point Richmond, and Tara Hills.

    • Remember, a friendly smile goes a long way!
    • Before you hire a chiropractor in Contra Costa County restate your expectations and goals, and reiterate to the chiropractic representative your understanding of the agreement. Most problems with local chiropractors occur because of a breakdown in communication. By being clear about your expectations and theirs, you can avoid most conflicts.
    • Ask your chiropractor if you should call to check on the progress or if he will call you with updates.
    • Be sure your service representative has a phone number where they can reach you at all times during your course of treatment. The course of treatment will move along more smoothly if your chiropractor can reach you for any necessary updates, questions or work authorizations.
    • When your contractor contacts you, return calls promptly to keep the chiropractor on schedule.
    • Pay for the chiropractic work promptly.
    • Be clear and upfront with the chiropractor. Let them know what you want from your chiropractic treatment, the long-term outcome you’re expecting and specific ways they can satisfy your expectations.

    Why would you want to be a good customer? Chiropractors in Contra Costa County appreciate customers who are straightforward, honest and easy to work with. Your good customer behavior sets the tone from your end and creates an environment conducive to a good relationship. Things may very well go smoother and any problems may be more easily resolved.

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Check The Work
Check the Contra Costa County Chiropractors Service with the Written Invoice

When your Contra Costa County chiropractic treatment is completed in the larger cities of San Ramon, Danville, Brentwood, Martinez, and Pleasant Hill, or your area, the service manager is required to give you a written invoice. This must include the following information:

  • A list of all services and treatments purchased or included in package
  • An itemized list of the cost of each service and amenity that is not included in the package
  • The total chiropractor treatment cost
  • The name and physical address of the chiropractic clinic
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Written Warranties
Top Contra Costa Service Requests for Chiropractors

Chiropractors in Contra Costa County, including the major cities of Concord, Richmond, Antioch, Walnut Creek, and Pittsburg, provide all types of chiropractic services. However, some services are more common than others. The following are the most familiar requests for chiropractors.

Logan Basic Technique
A practice where a number of low-force techniques are utilized. Light contact is made with the thumb on the sacrotuberous ligament.

Chiropractors in Contra Costa County, including the major cities of Concord, Richmond, Antioch, Walnut Creek, and Pittsburg, provide all types of chiropractic services. However, some services are more common than others. The following are the most familiar requests for chiropractors.

Logan Basic Technique
A practice where a number of low-force techniques are utilized. Light contact is made with the thumb on the sacrotuberous ligament.

Applied Kinesiology
A form of diagnosis using muscle testing as the primary feedback mechanism to see how someone’s body is functioning.

Grostic Procedure
A system of care for the upper spine that was developed in the 1940’s.

Gonstead Method
A therapy that gives a specific and definite approach to every segment of the spinal column.

Erchonia Lasers
Soft, cool, or cold lasers that use low power. These lasers have longer wavelengths with anabolic effects which promote rapid reduction of pain and accelerate healing time.

Bemer Electromagnetic Therapy
A therapy that is applied by means of a mat which you lie upon and an electrical pulse.

Brimhall Technique
Dr. John Brimhall developed this approach to wellness with a model he calls “The Six Steps to Wellness”.

Inversion Therapy (decompression therapy)
A type of decompression therapy and a form of mechanical traction which involves hanging upside down.

Activator Methods
A chiropractic treatment method and device which was created as an alternative to the manipulation of the spine and the extremities.

Chirpractic Biophysics
Emphasizes optimal posture and spinal alignment as the main goals but documentation of improvements in pain is also important.

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Top 10 Requests
Top Contra Costa Service Requests for Chiropractors

Chiropractors in Contra Costa County, including the major cities of Concord, Richmond, Antioch, Walnut Creek, and Pittsburg, provide all types of chiropractic services. However, some services are more common than others. The following are the most familiar requests for chiropractors.

Logan Basic Technique
A practice where a number of low-force techniques are utilized. Light contact is made with the thumb on the sacrotuberous ligament.

Applied Kinesiology
A form of diagnosis using muscle testing as the primary feedback mechanism to see how someone’s body is functioning.

Grostic Procedure
A system of care for the upper spine that was developed in the 1940’s.

Gonstead Method
A therapy that gives a specific and definite approach to every segment of the spinal column.

Erchonia Lasers
Soft, cool, or cold lasers that use low power. These lasers have longer wavelengths with anabolic effects which promote rapid reduction of pain and accelerate healing time.

Bemer Electromagnetic Therapy
A therapy that is applied by means of a mat which you lie upon and an electrical pulse.

Brimhall Technique
Dr. John Brimhall developed this approach to wellness with a model he calls “The Six Steps to Wellness”.

Inversion Therapy (decompression therapy)
A type of decompression therapy and a form of mechanical traction which involves hanging upside down.

Activator Methods
A chiropractic treatment method and device which was created as an alternative to the manipulation of the spine and the extremities.

Chirpractic Biophysics
Emphasizes optimal posture and spinal alignment as the main goals but documentation of improvements in pain is also important.

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Glossary Of Terms
Glossary of Terms for Chiropractor Services

Below are key chiropractor services terms and descriptions that will help you research through Alameda County chiropractor services from beginning to end.

activator methods
A chiropractic treatment method and device which was created as an alternative to the manipulation of the spine and the extremities.

acupuncture treatments
Treatments that involve pricking the skin or the tissues with needles to alleviate pain.

applied kinesiology
A form of diagnosis using muscle testing as the primary feedback mechanism to see how someone’s body is functioning.

back pain relief
Using chiropractic therapy as a means of relieving back pain.

Also known as: back pains relief, upper back pain relief, lower back pain relief, low back pain, lower back pain

bemer electromagnetic therapy
A therapy that is applied by means of a mat which you lie upon and an electrical pulse.

Also known as: electromagnetic therapy, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, pulsed electromagnetic therapy, electromagnetic pulse therapy, pulsed magnetic therapy, electromagnetic field therapy, bemer therapy

brimhall technique
Dr. John Brimhall developed this approach to wellness with a model he calls “The Six Steps to Wellness”.

carpal tunnel treatment
Chiropractic treatment to relieve the pain caused by carpal tunnel symptoms.

children chiropractic treatment
Treatment of children by a chiropractor for disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system.

chiropractic adjustments
A form of manipulation in which the application of the force is a high velocity with a low amplitude thrust.

Also known as: chiropractic adjustment, chiropractic neck adjustment, spine adjustment, chiropractic back adjustment, cervical spine adjustment, chiropractic spine, chiropractic adjustments

chiropractic health
Health in relationship to physical activity and chiropractic philosophy.

Also known as: complete chiropractic health, chiropractic treatments

chiropractic spine adjustment
A form of manipulation of the spine where the application of force is a high velocity with a low amplitude thrust.

chiropractic wellness checks
A health checkup by a chiropractor to check the relationship between health, regular physical activity, and physical fitness when applying it to the chiropractic philosophy.

chiropractic biophysics
Emphasizes optimal posture and spinal alignment as the main goals but documentation of improvements in pain is also important.

chronic back pain
Back pain that lasts longer than three months.

Also known as: chronic back pain relief, treatment for chronic back pain, low back pain, sever back pain

erchonia lasers
Soft, cool, or cold lasers that use low power. These lasers have longer wavelengths with anabolic effects which promote rapid reduction of pain and accelerate healing time.

extremity chiropractic adjustments
A form of manipulation of the extremities in which the application of the force is a high velocity with a low amplitude thrust.

Gonstead method
A therapy that gives a specific and definite approach to every segment of the spinal column.

grostic procedure
A system of care for the upper spine that was developed in the 1940’s.

infant chiropractic adjustment
A form of manipulation of infants in which the application of the force is a high velocity with a low amplitude thrust.

inversion therapy
A type of decompression therapy and a form of mechanical traction which involves hanging upside down.

Also known as: decompression therapy

logan basic technique
A practice where a number of low-force techniques are utilized. Light contact is made with the thumb on the sacrotuberous ligament.

neck pain treatment
Chiropractic treatment for pain in the neck area which consists of seven small bones known as the cervical spine.

Also known as: neck pain causes, neck and shoulder pain, chronic neck pain treatment, severe neck pain, neck shoulder pain

pregnancy chiropractic adjustments
Chiropractic adjustments for discomfort during pregnancy.

professional chiropractic manipulation
A procedure by a professional chiropractor that involves a general thrust to move a joint.

sciatica pain treatment
Treatment for inflammation of the sciatic nerve, which is the longest nerve in your body. It runs from your lower spine to your foot.

Also known as: sciatica pain relief, sciatica nerve pain, sciatic nerve pain relief, siatic nerve treatment, sciatica relief, lower back pain treatment

spinal decompression adjustments
A form of manipulation of the spine in which the application of the force is a high velocity with a low amplitude thrust.

spinal manipulation
A forceful thrust which stretches a joint outside its passive range of movement with the intention of increasing its mobility. Manipulation is typically accompanied by a pop or a click. As a result of the speed involved, the person doesn’t have the control and the potential for injury is greater than exists with mobilization.

straight chiropractor
Chiropractors who cling to the chiropractic's original doctrine which believes that most health problems are produced by misaligned spinal bones (vertebral subluxations) and can be corrected by manually manipulating the spine.

stressology
Intricate use of a mathematical analysis which helps to locate stress points in a spinal analysis. Similar to the gobbledygook of applied kinesiology or other chiropractic analyses, stressology is a language which is spoken by "stressologists."

subluxation
The medical definition is a partial dislocation. This is a condition, in which the bony surfaces of a joint remain only partially aligned. It is visible only on x-rays. The term can be used many ways by chiropractors, and many can’t agree what it means or how "subluxations" should be diagnosed.

therapeutic massage
The kneading and rubbing of the joints and muscles with the hands for therapeutic purposed.

vertebral subluxation adjustment
Adjustment of an incomplete or partial dislocation.

Also known as: spinal subluxation, vertebral subluxation, spinal adjustment, chiropractic subluxation, spine adjustment, vertebral subluxation treatment, chiropractor subluxation, lower back subluxation, subluxation chiropractic

whiplash treatment
Treatment for a sudden, moderate to severe strain that affects the bones, discs, nerves or muscles in the neck.

Also known as: whiplash injury treatment, symptoms of whiplash, whiplash injury, whiplash symptoms, neck injury, neck injury symptoms, neck injury treatment

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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions for Chiropractors

Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified chiropractor?
A: Diamond Certified helps you choose a chiropractor with confidence by offering a list of top-rated local companies who have passed the country’s most in-depth rating process. Only chiropractor rated Highest in Quality earn the prestigious Diamond Certified award. Most companies can’t pass the ratings. American Ratings Corporation also monitors every Diamond Certified company with ongoing research and ratings. And your purchase is backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. So you’ll feel confident choosing a Diamond Certified chiropractor.

Q: Do children need to go to a chiropractor?
A: Newborns of often check for vertebral subluxation because of significant spinal trauma at birth. Chiropractors adapt their procedures for children’s spines. Many complaints of childhood health can be traced to the spine. The majority of parent say that their kids enjoy chiropractic adjustments and are also healthier than their peers.

Q: What happens at a chiropractic adjustment?
A: It is the art of using specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is locked up or not moving correctly. The purpose of this natural procedure is to eliminate interference with the nervous system and to improve spinal function and health. It can boost your body’s immunity.

Q: Is it safe to go to the chiropractor?
A: Yes, chiropractors have an excellent safety record. It avoids invasive procedures and addictive drugs, and uses conservative and natural approaches to your health. You can simply compare malpractice rates between health care professionals and chiropractors.

Q: What makes the sound you hear when you receive an adjustment?
A: Adjustments don’t always produce sounds. They do sometimes create a spinal popping sound which is caused by gas rushing in to fill the vacuum made when the joints are slightly separated. This is completely harmless.

Q: Can I make an adjustment on myself?
A: No, you shouldn’t do that. Chiropractic adjustments are a specific force, and it is impossible for your to adjust yourself correctly and accurately.

Q: Are patients adjusted the same ways?
A: No, they aren’t. The chiropractor evaluates each patient’s spinal problem and will develop course of care just for them.

Q: What exactly is chiropractic care?
A: Chiropractic care is a natural method of health care that will focus on treating causes of physical problems, not just symptoms. It works off the premise that with a normal functioning spine and nerve system, your body can heal itself. Your spine is the lifeline of your nervouse system and controls the movement, feeling, and function of your body.

Q: Can chiropractic care be addictive to people?
A: No, it isn’t. If it was, there would be many more healthy people, and chiropractors wouldn’t get patients who saw a chiropractor years ago when their back went out.  Regular care will make you feel more balanced, less stressed, and more energetic. Good health is addictive, not chiropractic care.

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