Welcome to the Body Core Neuropathy & Spine Group new patient center!
We understand that arriving at a doctor's office for the first time can be nerve racking. If you've never experienced chiropractic care before, you may not know
what to expect when you come to our Marietta chiropractic office for the
first time. Filling out paperwork, learning new faces and names, and getting to know your way around the office can be an overwhelming experience.
That's why at Body Core Neuropathy & Spine Group our aim is to remove any unnecessary stress or tension and make you feel comfortable during your visit with our chiropractor.
In this area of the website, you will be able to take care of items necessary for your visit prior to arriving. If you have any questions at any time, please don't hesitate to contact our Marietta chiropractic office at 770-993-6010!
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.
Chiropractic treatment goals and recommendations may include some or all of the following:
- Adjustments to key joint dysfunctions
- Modalities to improve soft tissue healing and pain control, such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and traction
- Strengthening and/or stretching exercises to improve muscle balance, strength, and coordination
- Patient education to improve posture and motor control, as well as possibly reduce anxiety
- Other treatments such as massage, heat/cold application, and education on ergonomics and nutrition.
Goals of Chiropractic Care
The chiropractor will establish specific goals for a patient's individual plan for treatment:
- Short-term goals typically include reducing pain and restoring normal joint function and muscle balance
- Long-term goals include restoring functional independence and tolerance to normal activities of daily living.
To reach these goals, a specific number of chiropractic visits will be recommended.
For most types of lower back pain, a treatment recommendation of 1 to 3 chiropractic visits per week for 2 to 4 weeks will be prescribed, followed by a re-examination by the chiropractor.
Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment
Body Core Neuropathy & Spine Group uses the latest advances in Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment. We are always researching, updating and looking for the latest and most effective ways to treat this complex condition. For many people who suffer from the chronic pain of peripheral neuropathy, powerful pain medication may seem like the only option for but Dr. Crusse’ at Body Core Neuropathy & Spine Group offers patients innovative new treatments that can stop pain and restore function without the need for drugs.
An estimated 18-20 million people suffer from peripheral neuropathy, a condition with symptoms of numbness, tingling, burning discomfort and pain in the hands and feet due to nerve damage. This condition can become debilitating. Body Core Neuropathy & Spine Group is offering a new FDA cleared light treatment for peripheral neuropathy. The painless procedure uses low- level light therapy to open blood vessels and awaken small peripheral nerves that have been damaged. The non-surgical procedure has been life changing for many patients.
In a nationwide survey, 90.1 percent of patients experienced dramatic improvements after the light treatment. Peripheral Neuropathy is a devastating condition that reduces one's quality of life in many different ways. Our LLLT/ Infrared Light, and multiple rehab treatments have given people who suffer from this condition hope and relief of much, if not all of their symptoms such as:
- Burning pain
- Sharp Stabbing Pain
- Inability to sleep with socks or covers touching the skin
- Electric Pain
- Muscle loss and atrophy
- Loss of Balance
- Inability to feel the feet or the gas pedal
- Restless Leg
- Leg/Foot Cramping
Peripheral Neuropathy is caused from several different factors:
- Post Chemo or Radiation Treatment
- After Spinal Surgery
- After taking Statin and Cholesterol Drugs
- Vitamin Deficiencies
- Toxicities related to Alcoholism and Pharmaceuticals use