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What is Chiropractic?

A health-care profession that focuses on the spine and other joints of the body, and their connection to the nervous system. The word “chiropractic” means “to be done by hand.” Chiropractors use adjustments to restore joint function and support the nervous system. They help patients maintain optimal health while avoiding unnecessary drugs or surgery. An estimated 50 million Americans see a chiropractor each year.

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

A very safe, specific, controlled force applied to a joint to restore proper function and mobility. Accidents, falls, stress or overexertion can negatively impact your spine or other joints. Poor posture is actually the predominant reason behind misalignments.  These changes impact tissues, the nervous system and other areas of the body. Left unresolved, this can make you more susceptible to chronic problems. Chiropractic adjustments reduce pain, increase movement and improve performance. Many athlete utilize CHIROPRACTIC to enhance their performance and longevity.

What type of education does a Chiropractor have?

Chiropractors undergo extensive training before treating patients. Chiropractors complete 3 to 4 years of undergraduate education, an additional 4-year chiropractic college program to receive their Doctorate of Chiropractic (D.C.), and must be licensed by the state in which they practice. During the first 2 years of the chiropractic program, students focus on the basic sciences, such as anatomy, dissection, physiology, microbiology, and pathology similar to medical school.

Chiropractic students complete a supervised clinical during their doctorate program prior to working as a solo practitioner. A chiropractor may also need to pass licensing exams before practicing without supervision. They are required to continue with additional educational opportunities throughout their career to maintain licensure and therefore  have a thorough understanding of modern wellness techniques.

What do Chiropractors use?

Chiropractors utilize scientific research, clinical experience and patient preferences to provide the best care possible for each patient. There are over 250 different Chiropractic techniques and each Chiropractor chooses what works best for their practice. Dr. Jacobsen is versed in 13 and has treated patients from birth to 103 years of age, from 6 lbs to 512 lbs…She carefully chooses which method words best for each individual.

Why is Dr. Jacobsen different than other Chiropractors?

She cares. Dr. Jacobsen truly means “Family Chiropractic.” She takes great interest and pride in finding a solution that works best for each patient’s situation and will take her time to do so. She applies the specific Chiropractic techniques, and utilizes several soft-tissue techniques to address the muscles to hold the adjustments in place. Dr. Jacobsen fervently pursues continued education in nutrition, neurology, and hands-on techniques. She also has established relationships with a multitude of medical doctors in the area so she refer with confidence, working together for the patient’s best interest.  She became a chiropractor after her experience with severe migraines as a child, spending a year and a half of failed attempts from the medical field to treat. Her parents were recommended to try Chiropractic and within three months, her biweekly migraines were alleviated! With over two decades of practicing Chiropractic, she has established a reputation within the community of competence, trust, skill and compassion.

Chiropractic is safe, effective, affordable care.