What is Chiropractic?

Here is lots of information about chiropractic. With so many chiropractic physicians to choose from, why choose Dr. Carr? In short, Dr. Carr has a deep understanding of whole body wellness and how it relates to your spinal health. In addition to modalities of chiropractic, Dr. Carr can recommend therapies to enhance your overall wellness, including:

Specific therapeutic exercises and general recommendations. → Read more here

We offer physiologic therapeutics such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, whole body vibration, laser, infrasound massage,  spinal decompressor™, mechanical traction for low back and neck conditions, exercises, etc.




[kahy-ruh-prak-tik] noun

  1. a therapeutic system based primarily upon the interactions of the spine and nervous system, the method of treatment usually being to adjust the segments of the spinal column.
  2. a chiropractor.

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.  Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.

Doctors of Chiropractic, often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians, practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care. This approach includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. The treatment is referred to as an adjustment or manipulation and a variety of techniques or methods to fit the needs of each patient are used. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

There are a variety of reasons why people seek chiropractic care. Some come for pain control, some to enhance the function of their body, some so that they can prevent problems, and some to improve general health.

We know that getting regular chiropractic adjustments can help you live a healthier, more productive life.  So yes, we think all our patients should be under regular chiropractic care and regular is different for each individual.  Our philosophy is that it is always better to “stay well” than have to “get well” and just like regular dental care keeps your smile looking its best, regular chiropractic care will help keep your body functioning at its best.

After your initial visit with the doctor he will recommend a treatment plan that he feels will get you back to optimal health.  It is your responsibility after hearing the recommendation to decide how far you want to take your chiropractic health journey.  Whatever your health goals are, we are here to help you.

Feel free to call the office at (801) 225-3481, or use our website to → request an appointment.

To read the Frequently Asked Questions of the American Chiropractic Association, please → click here.

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