What To Expect
You can expect a warm and inviting environment at Chiro Cleveland. That's because we are a family owned and operated clinic that focuses on getting our patients better as soon as possible. The first step is to have a detailed examination to find the cause of your condition. Sometimes X-rays or MRIs are needed, but for most people the painful condition is diagnosed by examining their posture when they stand, sit, squat, walk and bend over to pick something up. We make these movements hundreds of times a day so if we are not moving correctly then the muscle tension builds throughout the years, until the brain sends off the warning sign - PAIN. Each muscle is examined by the doctor to find the source of pain, then the patient is shown on a model exactly where the muscles are located. For many people that is when the link is made from where they hurt and to what is causing it.
Treatment is in three parts:
Part 1: Chiropractic Adjustment
When the muscles are tense, this causes strain on the joints of the spine. The chiropractic manipulation is very effective in returning motion to those joints that have been stiff for years. This will indirectly relieve tension in the muscles as well and help restore motion to the spine.
Part 2: Muscle Specific Massage
The massage therapists at Chiro Cleveland are also chiropractic assistants by going through a rigorous 4 month training program after completing their massage therapy degree. The massages here are muscle specific (myofascial release) because diagnosing the symptomatic muscle is only beneficial if we can treat that exact muscle.
Part 3: Posture Care Class
The treatment listed above is to get you out of pain but if you never make changes in your posture, then it will come back... and soon. During the class we will show what correct posture should look and feel like, give you exercises specific to the weak muscles from years of sitting, and show you how to self-treat the tight muscles from head to toe. Imagine having every muscle of your body relaxed - it feels amazing!