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Chiropractic: A Safe and Natural Alternative to Medication and Surgery

By Daniel Taylor D.C. – Compton Chiropractic Care

ChiropracticChiropractic medicine is one of the fastest growing fields within the medical community. It is a natural form of health care that corrects biomechanical fixations in the body in order to restore function. For example, when there is a misalignment in the spine, the disruption of nerve pathways can lead to localized pain, muscle spasms or pain traveling down one’s arms or legs. Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) evaluate a patient much like any other medical practitioner. However, rather than using drugs to mask symptoms, chiropractors look to treat the source of the problem. In order to properly diagnose and treat patients, Doctors of Chiropractic must undergo intensive training over an eight year period. As well, they are regulated by both state and national boards.

Your first appointment will begin with a thorough review of your case history. This is followed by orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic exams with a focus on the affected area; digital x-rays are performed only when medically necessary. After the evaluation, the doctor will explain the cause of your pain and suggest various treatment options. Typically, treatment can start at the time of your first visit.

You probably know someone that has received an “adjustment” from a chiropractor. What does this actually do, though? The purpose of an adjustment is to restore proper range of motion and biomechanical function to the affected joint by correcting the misalignments.  This is an extremely safe and effective form of health care that has been deeply researched by various scholars, physicians and medical journals alike.  Manipulations have been used for thousands of years and are still utilized by Doctors of Chiropractic and Doctors of Osteopath as treatment options. Some patients can hear a popping sound and, while this can have a startling effect, it is a completely normal occurrence. The noise comes from gas being released between the joints. During a manipulation, the affected joint will open slightly and become mobile again; this causes a change in pressure inside the joint resulting in the sound of gas being released. The same effect occurs when you crack your knuckles; which, contrary to popular belief does not damage the joint or cause arthritis.

Even if you have had a past surgery or suffer from osteoporosis, there are still many techniques that can be utilized to meet your needs.  Besides using common “hands-on adjustments”, our doctors at Compton Chiropractic are trained in special techniques to provide adjustments with little or no force at all.

What about sciatica? Doctors of Chiropractic welcome treating patients with complicated conditions like sciatica; in fact, we excel at it on a daily basis. At Compton Chiropractic, we offer the Cox Flexion Distraction Technique as a non surgical method of treating disc related injuries. Many are familiar with the terms herniated disc, sciatica, pinched nerve, bulging disc, stenosis and decompression. Most are also aware that surgery and or medications are often unsuccessful treatments for these conditions. However, years of research and technology have pushed the field of Chiropractic into the 21st century and now there is hope for those who suffer from this debilitating pain. This conservative treatment has been clinically shown to decrease intradiscal pressure by approximately 75%; thus allowing relief from the symptoms of disc related pain and stenosis within as little as 8-12 visits. In past years, physicians would send patients to physical therapy prior to considering surgery. While therapy is excellent at rehabilitating muscles in the body, it has been shown less effective than chiropractic care in the treatment of low back pain.

At Compton Chiropractic, our primary goal is pain relief. Treatment will not take 30 visits and will not cost thousands of dollars. Every new patient is treated as an individual and receives an initial examination in order to properly diagnosis the condition. With a proper diagnosis and treatment plan, patients will recover faster as opposed to treating the site of pain without a full understanding of the pain generator.

We accept all major insurances and our friendly staff will communicate with your carrier prior to treatment to determine eligibility and benefits. This typically helps avoid any future surprises. So stop living with pain and call 352-391-9467 today for a free consultation with one of our physicians.

TESTIMONIALS
See what some of our patient’s had to say about our practice:

“I suffered from sciatica for 25 years until a friend told me about Dr. Compton.  After 4 treatments, I was back on the golf course and out of pain.”
– K.R.

“I thought I would live with this pain for the rest of my life, but thankfully I was wrong and Doc was right.” – M.M.

“Dr. Compton fixed the numbness in my foot.  I am back to playing tennis and loving it!” – J.J

“I had a bad experience with chiropractors before, but you’re the best.  I forgot what living without pain was like. Thanks Doc”- C.C.

“My other doctors could not help my mid-back pain and kept giving me pain medication.  After seeing Dr. Taylor, he not only took my pain away but prevented it from returning”- B. D.

“I was having severe pain in my right arm.  I tried everyone else, so I decided to give Compton Chiropractic a try.  In three visits, my arm pain was completely gone”- M.C.

COMPTON CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Providing Quality Chiropractic Care to patients in and around The Villages, Florida.

Our Philosophy
. Treat patients as individuals and perform a thorough exam
. Deliver an accurate diagnosis
. Treat patients with the highly reliable and world-known Palmer “hands on” Technique
. No long-term treatment plans or large out-of-pocket expenses
. Provide patients with non-surgical alternatives to pain

Our Facility Offers
. Medicare accreditation for DME bracing
. State-of-the-art treatment tables
. On-site digital x-ray
. Physical Rehab suite with cold laser technology
. Use of blood and urine testing to evaluate for food allergies and heavy metal toxicity
. Clinical Nutrition
. Quality care without the wait

Accepting
. Medicare
. Blue Cross Blue Shield
. Cigna, Aetna
. Humana
. United Health Care plans
. Personal Injury
Compton Chiropractic Care
352-391-9467

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