Chiropractic is a form of medicine practiced by Doctors of Chiropractic or chiropractors. Chiropractors work with bones, muscle and ligaments of the body to help relieve pain and dysfunction in the body. Chiropractors mainly focus on the spine and inflammation along the spine that can affect the nerves; this can cause a cascade of problems including pain. Using chiropractic to address and correct dysfunction of the joints and muscles patients experience long lasting relief.
A Chiropractor is a great doctor to see if you have back pain, neck pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, hip pain or any spinal issues. In addition to being great at conservative treatment of pain, Chiropractors are also very proficient in helping to recommend dietary changes and supplementation to help decrease inflammation and improve over all health. Many elite athletes use chiropractic to be able to perform at their highest level and are seen even without pain. This is not generally something that is needed for everyone. Our Chiropractors in Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale believe that when a patient comes in our goal is to get you healthy and free from pain and then release you from care so you can get back to doing what you love.
We don't think you should have to choose. At Arizona Pain Relief we have brought together great medical providers and great Chiropractors so that you get the benefit of both the Medical providers experience and education as well as that of the Chiropractor. Having a team with different strengths ensures you get the best, most comprehensive care.
Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. There are a wide variety of techniques and adjustments used in practice. Some treatments are more aggressive than others. The practitioners at Arizona Pain Relief are thoroughly trained in multiple techniques, so they are able to deliver the most effective treatment or adjustment to address the needs of the patient. 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. The ultimate goal is to provide relief of neck pain, back pain, issues in the extremities, or other conditions.
Chiropractors can do more than help your neck and back pain. Chiropractic medicine helps people maintain excellent health and combines nutrition, chiropractic adjustments, and general wellness care. Additionally, chiropractic care can help people with a variety of conditions from diabetes to fibromyalgia. If you are suffering from any discomfort, make an appointment with the clinicians at Arizona Pain Relief for the best chiropractic assessment and treatment.
Chiropractors are incredible doctors but they are not your primary care physician. Chiropractors go to school between 71/2-9 years. They graduate with a DC which means Doctor Of Chiropractic. Chiropractic education has a different focus than a Medical Doctor or DO. Chiropractors have considerable less school hours in pharmacology, Medication management and emergency medicine. Instead Chiropractors have considerably more education in Nutrition, Anatomy and Neurology than the typical Medical Doctor.
What does this mean for you? Chiropractors are not the doctor you should go see if you are having an emergency, if you are needing your medications managed, if you have a chronic illness or for any other Primary Care needs.
It does depend on your specific insurance on whether you have chiropractic benefits but most plans cover chiropractic. The short answer is yes. In fact for most plans you don't even need a referral to see a chiropractor. If you have questions on whether your insurance plan covers chiropractic gives us a call and we will verify your benefits for you free of charge before you come in for your appointment.