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About Chiropractic

Think about this: On a practice level, Classical Chiropractors touch and adjust the spine and related areas on thousands of patients year after year. The real knowledge and practical experience of a veteran Classical Chiropractor is immeasurable.

About Chiropractic


Classic Chiropractic as practiced by Dr. Snodgrass, dates back to 1895 when the founder D. D. Palmer, first began developing his techniques for adjusting the spine. Classic Chiropractic methods have over a one hundred year track-record of safety and effectiveness, unrivaled in the history of healing. Hundreds of thousands of chiropractors and millions of patients have experienced the value of these methods. Clinical observations have been validated scientifically in many carefully designed studies.


Simply put, Classic Chiropractic is among the safest of all the healing arts. Chiropractic's safety record is absolutely outstanding when compared to the risks of surgery and drugs.


The effectiveness of Classic Chiropractic has been proven many times over in both private and governmental studies. The benefits, especially to patients with low back pain, neck pain or headaches have been well documented.


In addition to being safe and effective, Classic Chiropractic often leads to very rapid recovery. This combines to make Classic Chiropractic one of the most economical treatment choices available.


With four years of intensive postgraduate education, chiropractors are trained to distinguish which conditions should and should not be treated with chiropractic care. If your condition or problem should not be treated in a chiropractic office or requires additional specialized treatment, you will be referred to an appropriate health care practitioner.

A Natural First Choice

For the growing number of people seeking safe and natural methods of health care, Classic Chiropractic is an obvious first choice for treatment.

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts. It is a combination art, science and philosophy of human health that seeks to assist the natural healing processes of the body. Its practitioners focus on the spine as a key element in the processes of health and disease.

The brain and nervous system play an essential role in the coordination of physical function. The spine protects the nerves as they emerge through the base of the skull and enter into the body. If the spine is not functioning properly, the nervous system can be compromised and pain and sickness can result. The goal of Chiropractic is to restore normal function to the spine and allow the body to seek its normal condition of health.

What is an adjustment?

The spinal adjustment is the mainstay of Classical Chiropractic. The spine is a complex organized unit of many moving parts. The chiropractor is trained to apply the proper forces to the affected part or joint to bring it back into proper function.

Do Adjustments hurt?

Most of the time and for most people, the answer is "No". The experienced chiropractor will attempt to find the most comfortable way to correct problems. Pain, however is a subjective experience and each person is different.

For some people, some of the time, the adjustment to an already painful area may hurt momentarily. Most people experiencing this are nevertheless grateful for the relief after this transient pain.

Communication is very important. If you have any fears or anxiety about chiropractic treatment or if you know you have a low pain threshold, telling the doctor will ensure the treatment you receive will be as comfortable as possible. Chiropractic techniques can be altered to suit each individual's preferences and conditions.

What conditions do Chiropractors treat?

The most common conditions treated in Chiropractic offices are Lower Back Pain, Neck Pain and Headaches, including Migraine Headaches.

Related problems include Herniated Discs, Degenerative Disc Disease, Arthritis and Sciatica. Other problems frequently treated include Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Shoulder Pain, TMJ Syndrome, Sinus Pain, Tennis Elbow, and leg pain.

Can Chiropractic help people who have been in auto accidents or who were injured on the job?

Yes. All kinds of injuries result in damage to the spine and related structures. Chiropractors can help even long after the initial accident has taken place. Both No-fault and Workers Compensation cover Chiropractic treatment.

What kind of training do Chiropractors have?

The D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic degree) requires four years of intensive education. Courses include anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology and chemistry. Chiropractors also take courses in spinal adjusting techniques and enter into clinical training before graduation.

NYS Chiropractors continue their studies after graduation, taking seminars and postgraduate instruction. Chiropractors are subject to state regulations and take intensive licensing exams on both state and national levels.

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