Chiropractor, DC
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33711
A chiropractor is a health care professional focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine. At Family Chiropractic Plus we seek to reduce pain and improve the function of our patients, as well as to educate the community on how we can account for our own health via chiropractic, exercise, ergonomics and other therapies to treat back, neck and joint pain.
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A chiropractor is a health care professional focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine. At Family Chiropractic Plus we seek to reduce pain and improve the function of our patients, as well as to educate the community on how we can account for our own health via chiropractic, exercise, ergonomics and other therapies to treat back, neck and joint pain.

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Chiropractic in Saint Petersburg - is it right for me?
Saint Petersburg Chiropractors specialize in the interactions between our nerves, muscles and skeleton and their effects on our general health. They diagnose problems and use manual therapy, including joint adjustment and manipulation, to prevent and treat them.

Many people who seek Saint Petersburg chiropractic care do so for help with back pain, especially lower back pain, neck pain and headache. Spinal adjustment in Saint Petersburg or chiropractic adjustment is the most common method of treatment--it refers to the manual adjustment by the chiropractor of the three-joint complex at the base of your spine with sufficient force to create a sensation of 'release', increasing the joint's range and reducing pain.

A treatment plan may involve one or more manual adjustments. Many chiropractors in Saint Petersburg also incorporate nutritional counseling, exercise or rehabilitation into the treatment plan.
How is a Chiropractor licensed?
The Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) in Saint Petersburg must complete four academic years at a school accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education, as well as a one-year internship at an outpatient clinic owned and run by a chiropractic college. They are tested and certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and licensed by the state in which they practice. To maintain licensure in most states, practitioners must complete a certain number of continuing education hours annually.

There are several schools of chiropractic adjustment techniques, although most chiropractors mix techniques from several schools. Some Applied Kinesiologists in Saint Petersburg are qualified as Chiropractors.