Chiropractors, also known as doctors of chiropractic or chiropractic physicians, diagnose and treat patients whose health problems are associated with the body’s muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems, especially the spine.
Dr. Adam J. Helie of our Northglenn Chiropractors at Helie Chiropractic Clinic
LLC., believes that interference with these systems impairs the body’s normal functions and lowers its resistance to disease.
He also holds that spinal or vertebral dysfunction alters many important body functions by affecting the nervous system and that skeletal imbalance through joint or articular dysfunction, especially in the spine, can cause
The chiropractic approach to healthcare is holistic, stressing alternative
healthcare and the patient’s overall health and wellness. It recognizes that many factors affect health, including exercise, diet, rest, environment, and heredity.
Our Thornton and Northglenn Chiropractors at Helie Chiropractic Clinic LLC provide natural, drugless, non-surgical health treatments and rely on the body’s inherent recuperative abilities. They also recommend changes in lifestyle—in eating, exercise, and sleeping habits, for example—to their patients. When appropriate, chiropractors consult with and refer patients to other health practitioners.
Like many alternative medicine practitioners, Northglenn chiropractors
follow a standard routine to secure the information they need for
diagnosis and treatment. They take the patient’s medical history,
conduct physical, neurological, and orthopedic examinations, and may
order laboratory tests. X rays and other diagnostic images are important
tools because of the chiropractor’s emphasis on the spine and its proper
function. Northglenn Chiropractors also employ a postural and spinal
analysis common to chiropractic diagnosis for alternative pain relief.
In cases in which difficulties can be traced to the involvement of musculoskeletal structures, chiropractors manually adjust the spinal column.
In cases of chronic pain some chiropractors use water, light, massage, ultrasound, electric, and heat therapy. They also may apply supports such as straps, tapes, and braces.
Our Chiropractors at Helie Chiropractic Clinic in Thornton and Northglenn, Colorado counsel patients about
chronic pain relief and wellness concepts such as nutrition, exercise, changes in lifestyle, and stress management, but do not prescribe drugs or perform surgery.