Atlas Chiropractic Clinic DBA HealthSource Lynnwood: 14608 Hwy 99 Suite 309, Lynnwood, WA 98087      Phone:(425) 742-0332      Fax: (425) 742-4160

Chiropractic Overview

Chiropractic which is founded by D.D. Palmer around 1895, is now recognized as the principal source of one of the few treatments recommended by national evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of low-back pain, spinal manipulation. *

*AHCPR Research Report, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1997.



Chiropractors are educated to have the ability to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, and their primary emphasis and expertise are in neuromusculoskeletal (orthopedic) conditions such as 'aches and pains', and 'sprains and strains'.

And their emphasis of manual treatments including spinal manipulation consist of conservative care orthopedics and chiropractic (from the Greek words, 'cheir' and 'praxis', means practice or treatment by hand).

Diagnostic tools:

- Physical exam: stethoscope, reflex hammer, otoscope, etc.
- Orthopedic, neurological exam
- X-rays, CT, MRI, etc.
- Static palpation
- Motion palpation.

Chiropractic evaluation:

-Physical exam: observation posture, gait
- Orthopedic test
- Neurological exam
- Leg check
- Static palpation
- Motion palpation
- X-ray

Chiropractic treatment:

-C1 adjustment - atlas chiropractic
- Manual therapy: adjustment (joint thrust manipulation), mobilization, soft tissue work

Treatment tools:

- Exercise prescription/ rehab
- Application of supports, taping, casting
- Physiotherapy modalities
- Diet and nutrition counseling
- Ergonomic counseling
- Referral for further evaluation or treatment

Chiropractic is more than about your back. It is known to heal headache, athletic injuries, earaches, dizziness, numbness or soreness in limbs and much more.



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