The primary belief of the profession is in the natural and conservative methods of managing health care. We have a deep respect for the human body’s ability to heal itself without the use of surgery or medication. We want to help optimize and restore what the patient brings to the office, themselves. Doctors of Chiropractic devote careful attention to the biomechanics, structure, and function of the spine, its effects on the musculoskeletal and neurological systems, and the role played by the proper function of these systems in the preservation and restoration of health.
A Doctor of Chiropractic is one who is involved in the treatment and prevention of disease, as well as the promotion of public health, and a wellness approach to patient healthcare. The tools vary from chiropractor to chiropractor but the philosophy always remains the same. Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your body is under the control of your brain and nervous system. When spinal or extremity joints become restricted (“subluxated”), your nerves become irritated and inflamed causing pain, discomfort, and other health problems.
Chiropractic involves the science of detecting these abnormal joint restrictions and restoring proper joint motion & neurologic functioning through an adjustment. Dr. Waldo will also assess the muscles and other soft tissues, as well as your lifestyle, diet/nutrition, exercise, ergonomics, and posture in order for your body to heal itself. Chiropractic physicians receive extensive diagnostic training which will help to decide if you would be likely to benefit from chiropractic care, or if you should consult a medical doctor or another health care provider.