Chiropractors aren’t all the same. In fact, there’s probably no other healthcare field where the difference between one practitioner and the next is as wide as it is in chiropractic. And like many of our patients know, the results they get will vary from one chiropractor to another just as much as their adjusting techniques do.
So the big question: How is what we do at Ascent Chiropractic different?
1. Every Patient’s Condition Is Unique, And Needs Treatment Tailored To Their Body
We’ve experienced the high-volume chiropractic and therapy clinics where you’re treated like a number, clinics where they sign you up for 60-80 appointments where they perform the exact same adjustment each time without ever actually getting results.
At Ascent Chiropractic we’re different; we’re not salespeople pushing a one-size-fits-all treatment at our office. We believe your doctor should be your teammate, and work with you to specifically address what’s going on in your body.
Moreover, especially when using high-force adjusting techniques, it’s possible to be over-adjusted and cause hypermobility (ie “sloppiness”) in the joints being treated. The fewer adjustments a person needs, the better off they’ll be. More importantly, the longer they go without needing to be re-adjusted, the healthier their spine and nervous system are. So the goal of treatment should be to get your spine aligned and stabilized so that eventually you need to see us less, not more.
2. We Utilize Diagnostics
One of the most important elements in developing a treatment plan for any healthcare field is diagnostics. We rely on a variety of diagnostic techniques in order to fully understand what is occurring in the patient’s body and how treatment will change a patient’s condition.
The most heavily relied-on diagnostic technique in our office is x-ray imaging, which allows us to see exactly what is happening in the body in terms of alignment and structure. X-rays convey other information too, such as the presence of scar tissue or arthritis in a given area, both factors that need to be considered when determining the best plan of treatment.
We’re ridiculously comprehensive in our evaluation so we can know exactly what course of treatment is going to be most effective for your correcting the cause of your problem (instead of just throwing medication at the problem to hide its effects).
3. We Correct Joint Motion And Muscle Imbalance
Correcting a musculoskeletal problem is a two-part process: returning proper motion to a joint and correcting muscle imbalances. If you’re only addressing joint motion (chiropractic adjustments), but ignoring the muscles that control and support that joint with specific active rehab exercises, you’ll never get long-term correction and be dependent on getting adjusted multiple times per week forever.
Conversely, if you’re only doing muscle rehab – stretching muscles that are tight/shortened and strengthening the muscles that are weak/lengthened – without actually correcting the joint dysfunction that’s causing problems, you’ll be stuck with low-level chronic inflammation forever because the joint still isn’t working correctly.
At Ascent Chiropractic, we make it a point to address both.
The Bottom Line
If you’re reading this, you probably already know that what we do and the results we get at Ascent Chiropractic are second to none. To make an appointment at Ascent Chiropractic, call 262-345-4166 or schedule an appointment with our online scheduling app.