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Lone Star Chiropractic: A Creating Wellness Center

Dr. Patrick Jones

 2438 W Anderson Ln #A2, Austin 78757 512.377.2663

Chiro Facts
 

What is Chiropractic ?

In the nearly one hundred years of its development, chiropractic science has grown to major stature in the field of the healing arts and has reached millions of people. With the rate of growth steadily increasing, the chiropractic profession has found a continuing need to acquaint new patients with the nature of chiropractic care. This publication has been prepared to serve that purpose. The modern chiropractor works both directly and indirectly with the nervous system.

Every function of the body is under the control of this system. Every organ, tissue, and cell is controlled by nerve impulses traveling from the brain lo all parts of the body. Nerves make possible all movement Nerves transmit all sensations lo the brain. Nerves make possible all sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing. Nerves maintain balance and keep the body tempera­ture at 98.6. Nerves make it possible lo swallow. Nerves make the bowels move. Nerves control the liver, lungs, spleen, pancreas, gall bladder, and kidneys. In fad, the nervous system is the master sys­tem which controls all other systems of the body, including: the glandular, reproductive, digestive, eliminative, respiratory, and circulatory.

Every science of healing has what is known as an avenue of approach. For example, in the field of medicine, a hypodermic needle injects drugs through the skin; a pill is swallowed and goes into the stomach. They are the avenues through which the drugs gain access to the body.

In the field of chiropractic, the avenue of approach is the spine. The spine houses and protects the spinal cord, the switchboard of the nervous system through which nerve fibers pass from the brain to different parts of the body. For every effect there must have been a cause. If a person is ill, then the condition of pain, regardless of the name applied to it, is an effect for which there must have been a cause.

The nerves leave the spinal cord through openings between movable spinal bones called verte­brae. When vertebrae through injury or posture problems become misaligned they interfere with the normal function of these nerves. This misalignment causes pain and malfunction of the nervous system and is called a subluxation. The subluxation then becomes the cause of pain.

The objective of Chiropractic care is to determine, through x-ray films and a thorough examination, the exact, degree of spinal misalign­ment producing this subluxation. Proper adjustments are given to remove these subluxation and thus remove the cause of pain and malfunction.

It has been said that chiropractic care can often add life to years and years to life.

Health History

The first step for a new chiropractic patient is filling out a complete health history form. Old injuries, chronic problems, and the patient's present symptoms are recorded on the form for study.

All members of the staff are always available for a complete and thorough discussion with the patient.

Consultations

After reviewing the health history, the Doctor meets with the patient to discuss their problems and determine how they can be best treated through Chiropractic care. Prospective patients are questioned by the Doctor about how the physical strains have affected health by precipitating spinal misalignments called subluxations, and subsequent impingement of the nervous system.

Exam: Tests

Checking the spinal range of motion is a regular part of the physical exam. Reflexes are tested and other Chiropractic tests made.

Exam: X-rays

Chiropractic physical includes full-length X-rays of the spine, an important innovation of Chiropractic. These standing X-rays show the spine in its natural weight-bearing state. Subluxations are determined by careful analysis of the X-rays, palpation of the soft tissue of the spine, range of motion studies and tests with instruments.

Teamwork

AII members of the staff are competently trained and well versed in their responsibilities. Ours is a teamwork approach. We believe the patient deserves individual attention to his or her particular need. We work together to achieve this goal.

Explanation

After the Doctor has studied the health history and X-rays, he meets again with the patient to explain the results of the exam and the recommended course of Chiropractic care. A complete information panel is available along with other instructional aids so that any and all questions the patient may have can be answered. The Doctor will also explain the spine and subluxations. As you can see from a spine chart, each nerve root serves a certain portion of the body and its organs. Impairment of its functions can cause or compli­cate many disease processes.

Gentle Care

The modern Chiropractor can be called on to provide care for patients of all ages. Children are the easiest to help, for their spinal problems are not long­standing, and they respond quickly. There is no age limit on those who might benefit from Chiropractic care, and many patients come with long-standing problems that other healing avenues have not been able to help. In many cases like these where patients at last find relief, it is due to Chiropractic treat­ment of the cause of the problem rather than its effect.

Chiropractic Correction and Treatment

The adjustment or correction of a subluxation is the means of care provided by the Chiropractor.

On this page, the Doctor is shown adjusting the vertebrae in the lower back. Padded tables of several types are used for adjusting, including mechanized versions, which accommodates a wide variety of postures.

The first adjustment begins to restore the vertebra to its natural position. The soft tissues, the muscles and ligaments, are stretched when the vertebra is in an unnatural position, so these tissues must have lime to rehabilitate. Normally, proper muscle tone, ligament position, and the shape of the vertebrae will keep the vertebrae in place.

Most patients will have a treatment period ranging over a few months and will continue Chiropractic care on a regular basis so they will benefit from the kind of health preservation that Chiropractic provides

Family Policy

Ours is a family practice and we are always honored to be chosen the family Chiropractor. If another member of your family requires care, please feel free to bring this to our attention and to discuss it with us.

We do ask that the spouse of a new patient be present during the initial Report of Findings. This often saves time as questions about care and procedures can be answered to everyone's satis­faction.

Our policy is to examine all members of your family.

Chiropractic Inclusion In Insurance

Chiropractic care is covered under your auto insurance for injuries sustained in automobile accidents. If you are injured on the job, chiropractic care is also covered completely.

Our staff is well trained in all aspects of insurance regulations and is ready to help you understand and utilize your insur­ance coverage, whether it be pri­vate insurance, group plan, Medicare, Medicaid, workers compensation, liability or med pay for injuries suffered in auto accidents.

Among Your Friends

Our most cherished patients are the ones who pass the word on so that others can be relieved of their pain and suffering.

Among those you hold near and dear, perhaps, there is someone who is suffering needlessly, simply because he or she does not know what you know about modern chiropractic care.

Your friend or relative will under­stand that you are not a doctor and will not expect a technical explanation from you. Tell them in your own words how you have been helped, then urge them to investigate chiropractic care for themselves.

Lone Star Chiropractic, 2438 W. Anderson Ln, Suite A2, Austin, Texas 78757
512-377-BONE (2663)

 
 
 
Austin Chiropractor. Dr. Patrick Jones provides quality chiropractic services including back pain relief and neck pain relief to the following locations: Round Rock, Georgetown, TX, Buda, Cedar Park, Leander, West Lake Hills in Texas.