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What to Expect When You See a Chiropractor:
A typical initial consultation with Dr. Holt will include a thorough case history and detailed examination to determine the need and appropriateness of chiropractic care. You will be advised if further tests are required, or if referral to another health care provider would be best in your case.
Chiropractic examinations are usually carried out through light clothing. Chiropractic examination may include observation (eg. posture, range of motion and gait), palpation (feeling of joint movement, muscle and soft tissue tensions), standard orthopaedic and neurological tests, along with any further tests or imaging which may be indicated (eg. x-rays, EMR, electro-magnetic radiometer, thermography, sEMG, MRI).
The major purpose of the examination is to analyse the condition of your spine and nervous system and how it is functioning, locate any areas of subluxation, and rule out any contra-indications. If your case is not suitable for chiropractic care you will be advised accordingly and referred to the appropriate health care provider.
If chiropractic care is suitable for your case, Dr. Holt will detail a course of care tailored to your needs. This will usually involve a series of adjustments, each building on the ones before.
The process of correcting subluxations is called an adjustment. Dr. Holt adjustments are not the same thing as manipulations (although some chiropractors may use that term). Adjustments can range from the classic gentle thrust through to very light forces and contacts.
By applying a specific and precise force in the right direction and at the right time, changes in the position and motion of spinal bones can be made. Over time this process helps correct abnormal structural and neural patterns. Generally, the longer a subluxation pattern has been present, the longer it takes to fully correct.
The specific techniques chosen will depend on your age, condition and comfort levels. Dr. Holt has over 35 years of experience and has a range of techniques to suit individuals from newborn to the elderly (over 100 years young).
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The results of chiropractic care are different for every person as each individual is unique. Many people find they have more energy, sleep better, have greater concentration and focus, are more productive, and have a greater ability to resist disease.
Remember, regardless of the type of doctor or procedure, ultimately it is the body that does the healing. Chiropractic care is a fantastic way to optimise your body’s natural ability to adapt and heal.
The adjustment is not a specific treatment for any symptom or disease but rather improves nervous system function by restoring better motion and/or alignment to the spinal joints. Whether or not this causes a disease to subside or not is an illogical measure of the value of chiropractic. Normal spinal motion is a requirement for normal brain and nervous system function, so improving spinal function has a positive effect on the human being as a whole. A fully functioning spine and nerve system inevitably gives a better chance of health regardless of any symptoms or disease that may be present.
Chiropractic care is not a substitute for medical care, any more than medical or other form of care, is a substitute for chiropractic care. Chiropractic is not a form, or branch of medicine. Medical doctors specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Dr. Holt specialises in the detection and correction of subluxations to enhance the expression of life, health, and proper function of an individual.
Dr. Jack Charles Holt
Holt Family Chiropractic
Marshfield MA (781) 834-4499
"On Route 139, next door to Blanchards"
Holt Family Chiropractic
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Marshfield, MA 02050 US