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 adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.
In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.
-American Chiropractic Assoc.
Dr. Jodi Jacobs - Chiropractor
Born in Jamaica West Indies, and raised in New York City. She attended Boston University; obtaining a degree in Pre-Medical Biology. After working at Boston University Medical Center, Dr. Jacobs decided to pursue her dream of helping others. Dr. Jacobs graduated from Life University, College of Chiropractic (Marietta, GA) in 2006 with her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree.
She believes in every principle of Chiropractic, and honors the foundation of the power that creates the body heals the body. Within the same, Dr. Jacobs appreciates the cooperation of ALL areas of health care. Jodi Jacobs participates in multiple philanthropic and chiropractic associations. She is a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. and supports her home chapter of Viola Hart Felton no 584, OESPHA.