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An Introduction to Chiropractic

Are you curious about chiropractic care? Not sure exactly what a chiropractor does? Want more information on how chiropractic can enhance your life? You’ve come to the right places! Read on for more information from Healing Hands Chiropractic, located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on a basic introduction to chiropractic care!

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What is a chiropractor?

A chiropractor is a trained doctor who specializes in correcting spinal misalignments known as vertebral subluxations. Dr. Dee, at Healing Hands Chiropractic, is an expert in the chiropractic field! She specializes in correcting these subluxations that prevent the nervous system from functioning as it should. These subluxations can also cause inflammation throughout the body, as well as a slew of other issues ranging from headaches to asthma, back pain to neck pain, and everything in between!

Chiropractors specialize in safe, natural, and effective treatment options for their patients. Through chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Dee corrects these subluxations in her patients’ bodies. Correcting these subluxations helps the body harness its innate ability to heal itself.

Chiropractic adjustments also help reduce inflammation and restore movement and function throughout the body. According to the American Chiropractic Association, “the benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues, since our body structure affects our overall function.”

What education is required for a chiropractor?

A chiropractor’s formal education focuses on teaching practitioners how to find and identify and correct a patient’s spinal misalignments. Chiropractors are taught specific adjustment techniques. There is also a heavy emphasis in teaching chiropractors more about the body and its innate ability to heal itself.

According to the American Chiropractic Association, “Educational and licensing requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any health care professions.”

Doctors of chiropractic, like Dr. Dee at Healing Hands Chiropractic in Murfreesboro, TN, must complete four years of doctoral graduate school in order to qualify for exams that they must then pass before becoming a licensed doctor of chiropractic. A four year degree with a medical emphasis must be complete before enrolling in the doctoral graduate school.

Doctors of chiropractic complete approximately 4,620 hours of graduate class course time, lab work, and clinical hours. Doctors of chiropractic also must successfully complete a minimum of a one-year clinical based program that allows them to work with patients in a treatment setting. After all of this education, training, and hard work, DCs then must pass exams to obtain their license. Doctors or chiropractic also must complete ongoing educational training each year in order to keep their license current!

What are the benefits of chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care has incredible benefits for the body and mind! Why? Because the central nervous system, located in the spine, controls every single cell in the human body. When a spine is free of subluxations and interference, the CNS is free to function at its best. This means the entire body can function at its best!

Patients come in to Healing Hands Chiropractic for a variety of reasons. Chiropractic care has been proven to treat an incredible number of symptoms and diseases, and the list continues to grow each day. Some issues that bring patients into Healing Hands Chiropractic include, but are not limited to:

  • back pain
  • neck pain
  • joint pain
  • migraines
  • headaches
  • asthma
  • seasonal allergies
  • colic
  • breastfeeding struggles
  • sciatica
  • pregnancy
  • athletic injuries
  • joint pain
  • high blood pressure
  • difficulty sleeping
  • whiplash
  • TMJ/TMJD
  • digestive issues
  • arthritis
  • and so much more

Chiropractic has been linked to helping all of these ailments because of its incredible ability to reduce inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation has been proven to be a root cause of many debilitating diseases! Let chiropractic care help you naturally treat your symptoms at their source.

Many patients enter our clinic to see Dr. Dee feeling hopeless and at the end of their rope. They struggle with symptoms of headaches, back pain, and so much more. Many have tried over the counter and prescription medications to treat their ailments, but the symptoms continue to return. This is because over the counter and prescription medications do not treat ailments at their source. They treat the symptoms! Chiropractic care finds the root cause of the symptoms and addresses and corrects it.

You can trust Dr. Dee and Healing Hands Chiropractic to identify the source of your pain and ailments. She will then help develop a treatment plan in order to help you get back to feeling your best!

Healing Hands Chiropractic 

Dr. Dee and her amazing staff at Healing Hands Chiropractic are Murfreesboro, TN’s premier chiropractic team. Located at 151 Heritage Park Drive, Suite 401, Dr. Dee and her staff are in a great location for all residents of Murfreesboro and surrounding Middle Tennessee areas.

The staff at Healing Hands Chiropractic is highly qualified in treating patients and providing them with the best chiropractic care around. You can trust Dr. Dee with all of your chiropractic needs!

As a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Dee received an incredible chiropractic education. Her love of chiropractic began at a young age and continued throughout her collegiate career as a spring board diver at the University of Northern Iowa. Dr. Dee incorporates her love of life into every aspect of her practice.

At Healing Hands Chiropractic, our goal is to help patients live their best life possible. We firmly believe chiropractic is a key part of this! Chiropractic helps patients and their body’s function at their best. If you have questions about chiropractic care and how it can benefit your life, or if you are ready to schedule your appointment with Dr. Dee at Healing Hands Chiropractic, contact us today! We look forward to walking with you on your journey for wellness! 615-203-3505