What is Chiropractic?
Your chiropractic doctor promotes the philosophy of wellness and disease prevention. Chiropractic care utilizes most natural health methods such as exercise, nutrition and diet, and lifestyle modification. In some cases, chiropractic treatment can help a patient avoid surgery and other invasive procedures. The primary treatment provided by your doctor is a spinal manipulation or more specifically an adjustment. This involves the use of his hands to provide a very safe, gentle, and specific thrust to an involved segment in your spinal column to help decrease pain, inflammation, nerve root irritation, and to help restore proper joint alignment and function. This type of treatment has been used by the chiropractic profession for over a 100yrs. with very successful outcomes. Chiropractic care does not use pharmaceutical drugs, needle injections, or surgery. Every one of these methods has side effects that are very harmful to your overall health.
What to Expect?
Your first visit to Dr. Sweis's Office will be similar to a first visit to other doctor's offices, with some important additions. Dr. Sweis will take a full case history of your problem, and important past history or family history will be considered. A clear understanding of the nature and extent of your illness helps the doctor decide whether Chiropractic health care is appropriate treatment for your condition, and if additional examination procedures are necessary. Next Doctor Sweis will perform a physical examination, including neurological, spinal and orthopedic testing. The information Dr. Sweis receives from the history and exam will help determine your diagnosis and treatment plan. At this time the cause of the problem, as well as the recommended treatment plan will be discussed. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions and express any concerns you may have.