Chiropractic Care in Douglasville, GA
Chiropractic for Healing, Pain Management, Stress Relief, and More
If you suffer from back pain, neck pain, muscle tension, joint pain, headaches, or chronic pain - you may have heard of chiropractic and its amazing benefits.
This branch of health care focuses on the spine, joints, and muscles - and their connection to the nervous system. It’s all about helping the body support its natural healing process.
A licensed chiropractor can help you feel better without the use of drugs, pain medication, or surgery. So, how does it work?
How Exactly Does Chiropractic Care Work?
When you visit a chiropractor, you can expect your doctor to work with you to discover and treat the cause of your ailment – not just your symptoms. Additionally, your doctor will consider your whole-body health when treating your issues. This is called a holistic approach.
Generally, most doctors focus on the skeletal system, spine, muscles, and nervous system and how disorders in these areas can influence your overall health.
One of the most common treatments is spinal manipulation. This is when controlled force is applied to the joints or tissues in question to restore mobility, promote healing, relieve muscle pain or tightness, and more.
However, your doctor may use many other treatments and therapies in addition to spinal manipulation. For example, they may work with you on rehabilitative exercises, better nutrition, and may even be part of a health care team that includes other specialists.
How Do You Find a Good Chiropractor?
To find the right doctor for you, look closely at their credentials and experience. You should also consider how comfortable you are talking with them about your health problems and symptoms.
A chiropractor, or D.C., needs to have at least four years of doctoral graduate school under their belt from a nationally accredited program before they can get licensed.
Here are some other qualifications any good D.C. will have, according to the American Chiropractic Association:
- An undergraduate degree in pre-medical studies (biology, physics, psychology, organic or inorganic chemistry, etc.)
- A 4-5-year doctorate degree from an accredited institution
- Certification and licensure by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
With over 30 years of Chiropractic experience, Dr. Hattaway has credentials and experience you can trust. Call us today to schedule your appointment and get the quality care you deserve: (770) 489-0187