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. Gary D. Campbell of our Parker Chiropractors at
Parker Family Chiropractic, 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 pain.
The chiropractic approach to healthcare is holistic, stressing the patient’s overall health and wellness.
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Our Aurora and Parker Chiropractors at Parker Family Chiropractic 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 other health practitioners, Parker 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.
Parker Chiropractors also employ a postural and spinal analysis common to chiropractic diagnosis.
In cases in which difficulties can be traced to the involvement of musculoskeletal structures, chiropractors manually adjust the spinal column. 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 Parker Chiropractic in Colorado counsel patients about
Alternative Health care and wellness concepts such as nutrition, exercise, changes in lifestyle, and stress management, but do not prescribe drugs or perform surgery.
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