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Understanding Chiropractic Care

Understanding Chiropractic Care

Often, the first place a person suffering from back or neck pain will go for help is to a chiropractor for chiropractic care.

So what exactly is chiropractic care?

Simply put, it is the adjusting of the spine or joints to help alleviate pain, open up body movement, and reduce swelling. The most common goal of chiropractic care is a pain-free, well-performing spine, but people also seek chiropractic care for headaches, neck and shoulder issues, hip alignment, and drug-free pain maintenance.

chiropractic careAccording to the Mayo Clinic, chiropractic care is when adjustments are performed by chiropractors using their hands or instruments to achieve the improvement of spinal motion and the body’s physical function. They also mention that chiropractic adjustments are safe when performed by a licensed chiropractor.

Chiropractic adjustments

When the spine is out of alignment, which can be brought on by many factors such as accidents, sports injury, and chronic stress to name a few, chiropractic care is used to resolve the problem chiropractors call subluxations. Subluxation is the misaligned or altered positions of the vertebra. Chiropractic adjustments are made to try and keep the vertebra in their more natural position. To do this, it may take more than one or two adjustments over a period of time.

Effective for pain

Over the years studies have shown that chiropractic care can alleviate various back and neck pains. Various government agencies around the world who have researched the use of chiropractic adjustment and its affect on pain, have found it to be quite effective. The Agency for Health Research and Quality—a U.S. government agencyhas stated that in one study the strength of evidence found that spinal manipulation was rated sufficiently highly as a pain relief intervention. In the study, they compared 27 types of pain intervention. Spinal manipulation ranked in the top two highest rated for having a positive effect.

Chiropractic manipulation and care has proven to be the safe and effective choice for relief from pain associated with the back, neck and other parts of the body. The next time you are searching for pain relief that is proven to be effective, be sure to check in with your chiropractor.


Dr. Allamm Morales, M.D.

Dr. Allamm Morales has over 15 years experience in personal injury and a wide range of neurological disorders. He has privilege, and provides patient care in local Baptist hospitals.

He was Chief Resident at the Neurology Residency Program of the University of South Florida, and worked at the Florida Hospital of New Smyrna, and St. Luke Hospital in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He also served many years with the Florida Neurology Institute, Inc.

Dr. Morales is a Diplomate of the American Board of Vascular Neurology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Morales studied in Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL, had residency at the Caibarien General Hospital, Cuba, and obtained the MD degree at the Superior Institute of Medical Science in Cuba.

Deric L. D’Agostino, D.C.
Chiropractic Physician

“The health of a body is in direct proportion to the health of its nervous system. The nervous system controls every cell, tissue and organ in your body, tap into that and “miracles” will most certainly happen!”

Dr. Deric D’Agostino attended the Logan College of Chiropractic and has been helping patients at Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians for the past nine years. Around here we call him “Dr. D.”

Dr. D’Agostino specializes in Koren Specific Technique and in the treatment of injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents. He is a master of his craft and firmly believes that chiropractic treatment can not only help the body but also the mind. His sense of humor and the personal attention that he provides really puts patients at ease.

Dr. D’Agostino genuinely listens to the patient while working very hard to erase their pain-inducing symptoms. He is always seeking out continuing education and new methodology to add to his care repertoire.

When he is not helping patients find relief, Dr. D’Agostino enjoys training for sprint triathlons, gardening, as well as being an awesome father and husband. You will most likely find him at our Arlington location dawning a huge smile while drinking his homemade juice.