Chiropractic is a healthcare service and holistic pain-relief technique based on medical principles of spinal motion and nervous system function. Whether through normal wear-and-tear on the body, or because of chronic or acute injury, spinal joints can become restricted and inflamed. This causes interference with and irritation of the nerve roots exiting the spine, which can cause intense pain, swelling, and other health problems. By providing gentle manipulation to these spinal joints, a chiropractor decreases restrictions and inflammationthroughout the entire posterior chain of the body. Chiropractic care ultimately decreases pain and restores proper functionality to both spinal movement and nervous system activity.

The chiropractors at Superior Healthcare in Metairie seek to treat injuries and conditions with treatments that fit your unique needs. We never use a one-size-fits-all approach, ensuring that our patients receive the best possible care and that the root cause of the pain is adequately addressed. Superior Healthcare has been providing chiropractic care, functional, and physical medicine to Metairie and the greater New Orleans area for over two decades. Whether you’re in need of physical rehabilitation after an accident, you have a desire to lose weight, or you have been suffering from chronic migraines, we believe we can provide a unique solution to what ails you using a comprehensive approach that combines traditional healthcare and holistic medicine.

There are many people who suffer through pain on a daily basis, going through life with compromised or poor health because they believe there isn’t a method of treatment that can truly provide the relief they need. But the team at Superior Healthcare wants you to know that we will do our best to find a treatment plan that can offer you some relief so you can experience a new level of health and physical wellness. At  clinic, our team of highly experienced chiropractic specialists is eager to work with each and every client to identify and implement a holistic treatment strategy that truly addresses their needs and improves their overall quality of life.

Why New Orleans Trusts Superior Healthcare For Chiropractic Services

Back Pain Treatments

There are a variety of reasons why people experience back pain, including but not limited to: muscle strains, stretched or torn ligaments, bulging or ruptured disks, arthritis, and osteoporosis. An effective initial treatment for back pain is achieved through chiropractic services such as spinal adjustments and alignments, but other if unwanted symptoms or pain persist, then other methods may be implemented as a form of supplementary care. These secondary wellness services include: massage, changes to diet, chiropractic traction therapy, and others. Your chronic pain treatment plan will vary depending on the your unique situation, the severity of your symptoms, the location of your pain, and your medical history.

Reduces Blood Pressure

Medications are often prescribed to treat high blood pressure, but can come with several unwanted side effects. Chiropractic care has been shown effective as a long-lasting and natural clinical practice for reducing blood pressure. Even though the doctors at Superior Healthcare may occasionally suggest chiropractic adjustments in conjunction with medication, we will never recommend anything unless we’re confident that it will benefit your health and yield the positive results you seek.

Treatment For Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a medical condition characterized by an abnormal or sideways curvature of the spine. It can cause symptoms such as back pain, limited range of motion, poor posture, and more. Scoliosis can also be difficult to treat with traditional methods. However, chiropractic care, along with physical therapy and alternative treatments, can significantly improve the condition and may even reduce the need for surgery.

Reduces Migraines and Headaches

There are dozens of possible triggers for headaches and migraines, including pinched nerves, muscle spasms, stress, and even dietary allergies and food sensitivities. When migraines and headaches become frequent and are impacting your quality of life, and when medication fails to provide real relief, chiropractic may be the solution you need.

Increases Range of Motion

If you were in a car accident or have a condition like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, your range of motion and mobility may be limited, making it hard to complete relatively easy everyday tasks. Whether it’s massage therapy or an adjustment, you can begin to experience an increased range of motion. Keep in mind that treatments for impaired mobility and limited range of motion can take some time before desired results may be attained.

Helps Treat Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is a large sensory structure that starts at your lower back and travels along your glutes, down the back of your legs, and ends at your foot. Even though doctors of chiropractic are generally known for treating back pain and related spinal issues, there are many issues that can develop because of a misaligned, injured, or inflamed sciatic nerve. A chiropractic adjustment can do wonders to help relieve the intense pain due to sciatica.

What to Expect For Your First Chiropractic Visit

Visiting any type of doctor for the first time can be an intimidating or anxiety-inducing experience, especially if you’re seeing a chiropractor for an adjustment or alignment. But when you struggling with chronic back pain, daily migraines, or any number of other recurring issues, getting professional and clinical help is a necessity. At Superior Healthcare, you will always have the assurance that your health is our number-one priority. We will never perform any service or treatment that you’re uncomfortable with, and we’re always willing to answer any questions you may have at any point during your appointment.

Consultation

When you first visit Superior Healthcare, we’ll first complete a consultation to gather information on your medical history. This includes:

  • medications you are currently taking or have taken in the past
  • a history of one or more accidents resulting in injury
  • any existing medical conditions that may be causing pain
  • Comprehensive assessment of other issues to determine if treatment is needed

In addition to collecting information on your medical history and current physical condition, we’ll also discuss your health goals and how we can create a treatment and wellness plan for your unique needs. The consultation is your opportunity to tell us what your concerns are and what you are hoping to get out of your time at our Metairie chiropractic clinic.

Physical Exam

After the initial consultation, a physical exam will be performed to test your reflexes, range of motion, heart rate and pulse, blood pressure, and muscle strength. During the exam, we’ll gather information that can be used to create a treatment plan based on your overall health and your goals. If necessary, we may complete X-rays to get a clearer visual of your bone anatomy and structure. Because every body is unique, treatment plans will be designed based on your specific needs.

Chiropractic Adjustment

Adjustments are typically completed during the same consultation and physical exam appointment. The adjustment takes place on a comfortable table and depending on your needs, you will be lying either face down, on your side, on your back, or sitting upright. The type of adjustment will depend on where your pain is located, the type of condition being treated, or both of these factors. During the adjustment, your doctor will explain what’s being done and give you time to ask questions. Above all, we want you to feel comfortable and at ease during your appointment. If you ever feel uncomfortable or have questions, just let us know.

Follow-up Appointments

If necessary, we may suggest that you schedule follow-up appointments with our team at Superior Healthcare to receive ongoing treatments or chiropractic care. This is most often the case with severe injuries or chronic conditions, as both of these health problemsmay take longer to respond to treatment and begin to experience relief. We may suggest a certain frequency of visits to our clinic in Metairie depending on your health and pain level. Our goal at Superior Healthcare is for you to regain your quality of life — and to enjoy that quality every day without the worry of pain or discomfort. We promise that we will do whatever we can to get you to that point.

Superior Healthcare is passionate about offering alternative treatments to help our patients live a life free of pain. Whether it’s through chiropractic care, massage, diet and exercise, or  even IV hydration therapy, you deserve a high quality of life, today and tomorrow.  From our conveniently located clinic in Metairie, we provide expert-level chiropractic care and holistic services to the greater New Orleans region. If you are struggling with pain or have sustained injuries from an accident, please don’t hesitate to contact us for an appointment. We’re here to help you.