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Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Care

At Seattle Total Health, we take great pride in providing the finest non-invasive, natural, safe, and effective Chiropractic Care to each and every patient.

Chiropractic care finds the root cause of the problem that lead to such as muscle spasms, pinched nerves, neck pain, leg pain, back pain, sciatica, and headaches.

Chiropractic is safe, non-invasive, and effective treatment that uses gentle manual adjustments to the spine to relieve pain in the back, neck, head, arms, and legs without drugs or surgery.

Stress, bad posture, injuries, and other factors can cause spinal joints to lock and muscles to contract, resulting in a misalignment of the vertebrae that can pinch or irritate nearby nerves, resulting in pain, loss of movement, and a poor quality of life.

Chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which a highly trained Doctor of Chiropractic uses their hands or a small mechanical adjusting instrument to apply a controlled, specific, and gentle force to a spinal joint to restore proper motion and improve function of the nervous system.

The goal of this procedure, also known as spinal manipulation, is to improve spinal motion and improve your body’s physical function. Dr. Alex Asaturov has 10 years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, nerve pain, and other related conditions originating from the spine.

Once we alleviate your symptoms and restore normal function to your body, Maintenance adjustments can help relieve stress and improve one’s posture, immune system, sleep, and moods.

We also teach preventive measures that patients can do to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and prevent recurring pain.

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Gentle Chiropractic Care

Dr Alex Asaturov provides both classic, hands-on chiropractic care and gentle instrument adjusting with the Arthrostim. An Arthrostim is a hand held mechanical adjusting instrument that Dr. Alex uses to deliver very precise, pain-free and effective spinal manipulations without the force or thrust applied by manual adjusting techniques. The Arthrostim treatment provides great results for a wide variety of people in Seattle who need pain and injury relief.

If you have ever felt nervous about trying chiropractic care for natural pain relief because you expect popping, cracking and discomfort, then Arthrostim adjusting is for you. In fact, this gentle and extremely precise instrument provides the same benefits of our chiropractor’s traditional adjustments to a wider variety of patients, including those who are very sensitive to touch like children and seniors.

When the instrument is engaged, it will vibrate 12 times per second, delivering a percussive, yet gentle, non-force manipulation, bringing the vertebrae back into correct alignment with no twisting, popping or cracking. Additionally, the vibration rate of the Arthrostim stimulates the body’s proprioceptors (sensory nerve receptors) that regulate correct alignment and motion of the musculoskeletal system. The result is a simultaneous mixture of relief and relaxation that our patients rave about.

The Arthrostim can be an integral part of treatment for any condition that can be alleviated by chiropractic care. This includes everything from back and neck pain to sciatica, headaches, whiplash and bulging or herniated discs and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Is chiropractic treatment safe?
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    Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Current research shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours.

    Doctors of chiropractic are well trained professionals who provide patients with safe, effective care for a variety of common conditions. Their extensive education has prepared them to identify patients who have special risk factors and to get those patients the most appropriate care, even if that requires referral to a medical specialist.

    Chiropractors do not prescribe drugs or perform surgery. They pay the lowest malpractice premiums of all healthcare professionals. Chiropractic is extremely safe for people of all ages (infants to elderly). We x-ray patients when necessary and screen for osteoporosis, degenerated discs, arthritis, congenital anomalies and a host of other conditions.

  • What is a chiropractic adjustment?
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    An adjustment is the main method of treatment used by your chiropractor. It is a specialized, controlled and safe pressure applied to your spine to restore proper motion and position of your vertebrae. It is a precise procedure that your highly skilled chiropractor has learned and perfected over years of training at a Chiropractic College and in clinical practice.

    Adjustment (or manipulation) of a joint may result in the release of a gas bubble between the joints, which makes a popping sound. The same thing occurs when you “crack” your knuckles. The noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint, which results in gas bubbles being released. There is usually minimal, if any, discomfort involved.

  • I do not like my neck or back popped – What can you do for me?
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    We utilize drop tables and specialized adjusting instruments (Arthrostim) that are gentle, specific, and highly effective – no popping necessary!

  • Do insurance plans cover chiropractic?
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    Yes. Chiropractic care is included in most health insurance plans, including major medical plans, personal injury insurance. workers’ compensation, Medicare, and military veterans.

  • Does chiropractic treatment require a referral from an MD?
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    A referral is usually not needed to see a doctor of chiropractic (DC). Most plans allow you to just call and schedule an appointment with a DC.

  • Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?
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    Yes, children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort.

    Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.

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