Chiropractic Care In Spokane WA

How does chiropractic care help?

Chiropractic care restores spinal mobility, range of motion, and flexibility. It speeds recovery by increasing circulation and decreasing muscle tension. It decreases chronic symptoms and pain using natural & conservative methods to promote the body’s own healing capacity. Good motion is essential for the health of the spine and muscular system.

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a health care profession with the purpose of diagnosing and treating mechanical disorders of the spine and musculoskeletal system.

Chiropractic returns the body to balance using effective spinal manipulation, massage, myofascial release, and traction to normalize joint mobility, reduce nerve interference, and relieve stress from the musculoskeletal system.

Why choose Dr. Smith for your chiropractor?

Dr. Smith chooses to empower the patient by instructing specific exercises and stretching to maintain/restore good muscle tone and full range of motion. Integrity and ethical chiropractic treatment is what you will receive. You will be advised what care is recommended after your first visit. You will appreciate his conservative skilled approach to treatment. Dr. Smith will print-out specific rehab exercises and stretching customized for every patient. He recommends exercise and stretching daily and using chiropractic treatment on a required need basis rather than weekly visits. Chiropractors check for signs of tension and help relax muscles, restore motion, reduce stress, and improve quality of life by using spinal manipulation and manual techniques.

Why choose spinal manipulation (chiropractic care) over medicine and rest?

Spinal manipulation is considered “body work” and is used to decrease pain by increasing spinal and muscular movement. Most cases of back pain orginate in the spine (degenerative disc disease/degenerative joint disease/disc bulge/disc herniation) or in the muscular system (tight muscles, muscle tension, spasm, muscle imbalance). Chiropractic care is very effective in reducing pain by correcting the imbalance and restoring motion to the musculoskeletal system.

What if I need medication or a second opinion?

Dr. Smith refers to every discipline of medicine. He frequently uses orthopedic specialists, podiatrists, medical providers, and neurologists if necessary. He refers to acupuncturists and physical therapy. He maintains contact with specialists and will refer if medication or invasive treatment is necessary. His philosophy is to get the patient feeling well as soon as possible using natural conservative therapy such as stretching, manipulation, massage, and traction. If an M.D. or other treatment is necessary Dr. Smith will discuss these matters and assist with the referral.

Why choose University Chiropractic?

The quality of treatment is first class. The office staff is very helpful with insurance claims and resolving billing questions. The massage therapists are excellent providers and have been chosen by Dr. Smith who provides quality, safe, effective spinal manipulation and is very educated in regards to musculoskeletal conditions. The office is located in Spokane Valley, and is very clean and professional. Great Rhino signage and ample parking makes it easy to find. Located near Sprague on University. Use the map on the contact page to find directions.

University ChiropracticUniversity Chiropractic also uses the latest technology available for evaluation of muscular and nervous system imbalance. Two computerized evaluations are performed as part of every patients examination to evaluate the nervous system functioning.

The sEMG measures the quality, quantity, and symmetry of muscle tension and spasm by evaluating the electrical activity of muscles. Because nerves control your muscles, Subluxations disturb overall nerve function, causing an abnormal amount of electrical current to flow to the musculature. Using the latest in diagnostic equipment and only the most gentle and low force adjusting technique we are able to improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference.

When should I call for an appointment?

  • Recurring headaches
  • Neck, Arm, or Shoulder pain
  • Pain in the upper or mid-back
  • Numbness or tingling in hands
  • Lower back pain
  • Leg pain
  • Loss of sleep due to pain
  • Low energy
  • Joint pain
  • Stiffness
Monday7:30am - 11:00am
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday2:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday7:30am - 11:00am
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday2:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday7:00am - 11:00am
Saturday8:00am - 12:00pm
Chiropractor Spokane WA

University Chiropractic
303 South University Road
Spokane, WA 99206
(509) 922-4458

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