Chiropractic wellness provides relief from nerve and muscle pain. Chiropractic restores health in a way no other medicine can. A chiropractic adjustment allows the nervous system to heal itself. Restoring the function of your nervous system the pain and dysfunction that was caused by the pinched nerve begins to heal. This is the simplicity and miracle of Chiropractic.
As a Chiropractor, Dr. Ehle focuses on disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat complaints such as back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
As a Doctor of Chiropractic he utilizes a hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
The chiropractic adjustment or spinal manipulation, is the primary tool Dr. Ehle uses to correct health concerns that involve the musculoskeletal system. The spine with its intimate relationship with the nervous system participates in the control of most functions in the body. To manipulate a vertebra is to in effect manipulate the nerve that exits the spine next to the vertebra. If you have arm pain, Dr Ehle will assess which nerve is involved in creating the pain and find out where the nerve has been pinched.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypo-mobile (restricted in their movement) as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.
Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes significant discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.
In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.
Dr. Ehle may assess your condition through clinical examination and diagnostic imaging to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate. He will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team.