Chiropractic Care

What Is Chiropractic Care?

We’re glad you asked! Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-surgical approach to healing and wellness. Chiropractic care restores health and prevents injury by improving the structural integrity of the body, primarily the spine. The brain communicates with the rest of the body via the spinal cord and nervous system. When functioning perfectly, this communication is uninterrupted, and the messages go to and from the brain without interference.

Addressing the Root of the Problem

The nervous system serves as the body’s wiring. If this wiring is inhibited, the signal does not reach the intended body part, and illness may result. Such interferences can manifest anywhere along your spine. Pain in your arm or hand may actually be caused by a problem in your neck, where the nerves connecting to that hand originate. A qualified chiropractor can examine the spine for interferences and remove them through controlled techniques.

 

Established Practice

According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, chiropractic care focuses on the relationship of structure and function (as coordinated by the nervous system), and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of your health. Qualified chiropractors are professional medical practitioners, delivering long-term care at a fraction of the cost of drug treatments and surgery.

What To Expect

Your First Visit

If you’re a first-time visitor at Steel City Chiropractic, you’ll need to give us some information about your background, medical history and the nature of your condition. This is so that we can provide the best possible care, tailored to your specific circumstances.

A bit of paperwork

We will need to fill out forms that provide general information about you and your condition. Our staff is happy to assist you with the paperwork.

Consultation

During your first consultation with the doctor, you'll discuss any health-related issues and concerns. You will also learn about potential treatment options.

Examination

In order to pinpoint the problem, the doctor will ask you a number of questions related to your condition. A variety of targeted tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.

X-Ray

Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in assessing the most effective treatment plan for you.

Home Instruction

Before leaving, you will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home. This may include ice or heat applications, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises.

Schedule Follow-up

Regular treatment is essential to the process. We work our treatments around your schedule. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed at this time.

Head Chiropractor

Head Chiropractor
Dr. John Montesano

People Say

Before starting chiropractic, I tolerated at least 30 minutes of back pain after waking up every morning.
Now, I am able to stand straight out of bed, bend and sit without pain. If it wasn’t for chiropractic, there would be a lot of crippled people and a lot of pain and grimace in people’s faces!
Elmer Ehser
Contractor