If you want to live an active and pain-free life, consider investing in chiropractic care. The all-natural, holistic treatment can help you move better, so you can keep doing the things you love. At Platinum Chiropractic + Wellness, chiropractor Vinay Panchal, DC, uses chiropractic care to treat various musculoskeletal issues, as well as a variety of other conditions.

For those patients that prefer a lighter manipulation, we also provide mobilization to the joints to help restore movement and function. This is a low-velocity manual technique that does not provide the audible release (cracking/popping sound). To make an appointment at the practice in Omaha, Nebraska, call the office today or book online.

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What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is a type of holistic medicine. It uses specific treatment techniques and hands-on manipulations to relieve pain and improve your range of motion.

Chiropractic care often focuses on treating ailments that affect the spine and joints. However, it can also help with stress, anxiety, tendonitis, poor sleep, and so much more.

If you regularly experience pain and at-home treatments like ice and rest don’t provide relief, make an appointment at Platinum Chiropractic + Wellness today.

What type of training does a doctor of chiropractic have?

Doctors of chiropractic, like Dr. Panchal, are required to obtain a postgraduate degree. Most chiropractic programs take four years to complete and require at least 90 semester hours of undergraduate training. 

Each state requires chiropractors to be licensed. To receive a license, a DC must take and pass the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners exam.

What conditions can benefit from chiropractic care?

At Platinum Chiropractic + Wellness, Dr. Panchal uses chiropractic care to treat various conditions, including:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Work related injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Auto accident injuries
  • Slip and fall injuries
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Tendonitis
  • Poor sleep

You might also benefit from chiropractic care if you’re pregnant and want to experience easier labor and delivery. 

What does a chiropractic care appointment involve?

At Platinum Chiropractic + Wellness, a chiropractic care appointment begins with a discussion of your symptoms, including their severity and when they started.

Next, Dr. Panchal has you perform a series of range-of-motion exercises. He also conducts orthopedic and neurological testing to pinpoint the source of your discomfort. If these measures don’t provide enough information, he can order digital X-rays. X-rays use advanced technology to capture high-quality photos of your bones and joints.

After making a diagnosis, Dr. Panchal develops a treatment plan. Depending on the underlying condition and the severity of your symptoms, he might recommend:

  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Flexion-distraction
  • Dynamic neuromuscular stabilization® (DNS)
  • Active release technique® (ART)
  • Kinesio taping
  • The Webster Technique
  • Physical therapy
  • At-home exercises
  • Lifestyle changes
  • In-house digital X-ray services

If your pain gets worse after treatment, you might also benefit from activity modifications. Patients may purchase and utilize Hyperice products, including massage guns and trigger point instruments.

Is chiropractic care safe?

Chiropractic care is safe and generally well-tolerated. Following your appointment, you might experience some mild stiffness, but that should subside within 24 hours. 

If Dr. Panchal recommends at-home stretches or strengthening exercises, follow his advice and attend each of your follow-up appointments.

To see if you can benefit from chiropractic care, make an appointment at Platinum Chiropractic + Wellness by calling the office or scheduling online today.