Being an expert in the field, we specialize in difficult and chronic conditions.
Dr. DuPilka's goal of assessment is uncovering the origin of a patient’s problem and offering a strategy, through chiropractic care, exercises, and other methods, to eliminate it permanently. Essentially, our practice’s approach leans toward realigning instead of prescribing a medication.
Set up an appointment to meet with Dr. DuPilka to see if he can help you! If so, he will do a complete examination which includes a review of your health history, posture evaluation, range of motion and motor testing. We will also decide if x-rays are needed. Dr. DuPilka will then take the time to explain what he found in his exam and let you know if he thinks Chiropractic can help you. In the event that he can't help you, referrals will be given to point you in the right direction.
As any practice in our profession knows, no single solution is applicable to all patients. The start of treatment, after a consultation, is determining the best procedure for the spine, nervous system, or other conditions, and finding misalignments, or subluxations.
Wellness, in terms of chiropractic care, is all encompassing, and subluxations have equally pervasive and varying effects. Although severity is not uniform, the misalignment may stem from one or more factors, including physical, emotional, chemical, or an incident, such as a sports- or car accident-related injury.
Posture, as well, is innate to alignment; with all bones properly aligned, the body uses less effort, experiences less strain, has more energy, moves better, and is fully connected to all parts of the self. Whether you realize it or not, posture, and corresponding alignment, is a core aspect of good health. Unfortunately, sitting throughout the day at a desk, on a chair, or on a couch distorts alignment of the bones, shifting weight to the neck or back rather than supporting it with the spine. In response, muscles tense, and stressful conditions increase, while decreasing energy in the process. Chronic muscle tension, as an effect, is the most immediate and worsens over time.
Restricted movement is another consequence of imbalance. As certain areas of the body must work harder than the others, pain and inflammation result. The areas moved less are also adversely affected: tightened muscles, joints sticking together, and shortened ligaments and tendons. Eventually, the body becomes so unstable that it can barely move.
Nevertheless, such negative changes are not on par with aging and, instead, correlate with decreased mobility. Because movement and better alignment are crucial to living pain and disability free, a course of action may involve performing specific exercises to stretch and improve flexibility, eliminate negative stress while applying good stress, and routine chiropractic treatment.
Adjustments, or manipulation as they're sometimes referred to, are the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place
for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident.
When these vertebrae are out of place, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can't function at our peak.
An adjustment is often gentle pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a vertebrae back into proper position. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you're cracking your knuckles referred to as joint cavitation. It is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.
Overall, adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level. When the body is in alignment, the body is able to respond and perform as it was designed to.
Chiropractors are specialists in treating whiplash injuries. Research has proven that Chiropractic care is the most sucessful form of treatment for whiplash injuries. These soft and hard tissue injuries are the result that could come from the trauma from a car accident. Make sure you see your chiropractor to get a full examination. If left untreated, premature spinal degenerative joint disease may ensue.
While you are in a hurry to get your car fixed and back to normal activities, make sure to see your chiropractor before you make any major decisions. There could be underlying injuries that a minor stiff neck is not allowing you to uncover. A car accident is a major event and the trauma that comes from them could be significant.
It has been said that chiropractic care most closely relates to the needs of the athlete because special attention is given to the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, and nerves. Chiropractic ensures
that all pieces of the musculoskeletal system are working in harmony and in their healthiest, most natural state.
Professional athletes see such a great value in chiropractic treatment that they regularly have chiropractic well visits to prevent injuries and increase performance. If you are an athlete or weekend warrior, chiropractic care will enable you to reach peak performance, without breaking yourself. Make an appointment with a Dr. DuPilka today.