Conditions we treat at Oleander Chiropractic in Wilmington, NC:
- Low Back Pain
- Neck Pain and Whiplash
- Sports Injuries
- Herniated Discs
- Pinched Nerves
- Degenerative Disc Disease and Arthritis
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
- Shoulder Pain
- Tennis and Golfer's Elbow
- TMJ Syndrome
- Sinus Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Vertigo, dizziness, balance issues
- Knee Pain
My First Visit
After setting an appointment and arriving for your first visit at Oleander Chiropractic, you'll enjoy the friendly staff and vibrant atmosphere. After completing some simple paperwork to help the doctor understand the history of your health, you'll meet the doctor.
Your doctor will review your health history and determine if your problem is likely to be helped with chiropractic care. If it is not, the doctor will tell that he cannot help you and will refer you to the appropriate practitioner. If it is, a thorough examination usually follows. Your reflexes will be tested; your ability to turn and bend, and other standard orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic tests will be conducted. If necessary, x-ray views of your spine may be taken.
Your doctor will study the results of these examinations and explain what they mean. If x-rays were taken, you'll see them and have all your questions answered. Then, the doctor will recommend a care program designed for your unique health problem.
By following their doctor's advice, millions of chiropractic patients have enjoyed relief and better health.
What is an adjustment?
An "adjustment," as doctors of chiropractic use the term, means the specific manipulation of vertebrae which have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. Doctors of chiropractic spend years learning motion palpation (the art of examining by movement or touch) and other forms of spinal examining procedures, so that they can administer specific and appropriate spinal adjustments.
Once the chiropractor has identified the problem, he/she will begin care by way of these adjustments or "manipulations." Particular attention will be paid to that area of your spine where a spinal derangement or "subluxation" has been detected. The adjustment is usually given by hand or "activator" type instruments, and consists of applying pressure to the areas of the spine that are out of alignment or that do not move properly within their normal range of motion.
Doctors of chiropractic use many sophisticated and varied techniques, and the specific procedure to be used will be determined and explained completely to you following a careful evaluation of your radiographs and physical findings.
Do adjustments hurt?
Under normal circumstances, adjustments don't hurt. The patient may experience a minor amount of discomfort during the adjustment which lasts only seconds. Adjustments or manipulations are extremely safe. The risk factor is estimated to be in excess of 1 million-to-1. Call Oleander Chiropractic in Wilmington, NC today at 910-799-9700.