What is Chiropractic?
Leander-Cedar Park, Texas Chiropractor,  Dr. Christopher Curry has many years
experience treating patients with various conditions such as back pain, neck pain, auto
accidents, on-the-job injuries, carpal tunnel, headaches and more....

" I have been able to help many patients with chiropractic methods as well as
many other therapies such as electrical muscle stimulation,
ultrasound, massage, active release, nutritional counseling etc.  Many times
this occurs after the patient has had minimal responses to treatment with other
doctors or therapists."    

"I think this is because I spend the extra time needed to find out exactly what is
causing the patients problem and I have many different techniques to address
their specific condition."   "Many patients tell me that I reviewed their X-rays or
MRI films with them in more detail than their primary care doctor, orthopedic
doctor or neurologist."   Actually, the true definition of a physician is a
"teacher" and unfortunately many patients that come to me have been treated
by others without even understanding what it is that they are being treated for
and what they should expect as a result of treatment."

"I am frequently told that I am more thorough than other doctors and that I
have a knack in taking complex medical conditions and explaining them in the
simple terms that the patient can understand.

I would love the opportunity to help you with your painful condition.  Feel free
to call the office and ask for me personally.  I will gladly answer any questions
you may have about your condition before scheduling an initial appointment."

We typically serve the following Chiropractic friendly areas - Cedar Park, Texas,
Leander, Georgetown, Liberty Hill, Round Rock, Pflugerville, and North Austin.

Christopher Curry, D.C.  Leander Chiropractic Doctor

If you have never been to a Chiropractor, this is a good, yet brief summary of
what we do.   

Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts which is based upon the
system (especially the spine, and the nerves extending from the spine to all parts of the
body). "Chiropractic" comes from the Greek word Chiropraktikos, meaning "effective
treatment by hand." Chiropractic stresses the idea that the cause of many disease
understanding that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous
system (especially the spine, and the nerves extending from the spine to all parts of the
body). "Chiropractic" comes from the Greek word Chiropraktikos, meaning "effective
treatment by hand." Chiropractic stresses the idea that the cause of many disease
processes begins with the body's inability to adapt to its environment. It looks to address
these diseases not by the use of drugs and chemicals, but by locating and adjusting a
musculoskeletal area of the body which is functioning improperly.

The conditions which doctors of chiropractic address are as varied and as
vast as the nervous system itself. All chiropractors use a standard procedure of
examination to diagnose a patient's condition and arrive at a course of treatment.
Doctors of chiropractic use the same time-honored methods of consultation, case
history, physical examination, laboratory analysis and x-ray examination as any other
doctor. In addition, they provide a careful chiropractic structural examination, paying
particular attention to the spine.

This a great link to visually show you how every organ and
system in your body is controlled by your spinal nerves.   
http://www.chiromatrix.com/Chiropractic_Website_Spine_Simul
ator/nerve_chart/

The examination of the spine to evaluate structure and function is what makes
chiropractic different from other health care procedures. Your spinal column is a series
of movable bones which begin at the base of your skull and end in the center of your
hips. Thirty-one pairs of spinal nerves extend down the spine from the brain and exit
through a series of openings. The nerves leave the spine and form a complicated
network which influences every living tissue in your body.

Accidents, falls, stress, tension, overexertion, and countless other factors can result in a
displacements or derangements of the spinal column, causing irritation to spinal nerve
roots. These irritations are often what cause malfunctions in the human body.
Chiropractic teaches that reducing or eliminating this irritation to spinal nerves can cause
your body to operate more efficiently and more comfortably.

Chiropractic also places an emphasis on nutritional and exercise programs,
wellness and lifestyle modifications for promoting physical and mental health. While
chiropractors make no use of drugs or surgery, Doctors of chiropractic do refer patients
for medical care when those interventions are indicated. In fact, chiropractors, medical
doctors, physical therapists and other health care professionals now work as partners in
occupational health, sports medicine, and a wide variety of other rehabilitation practices.




The usual course of care when a patient visits the office is to get him/her
through these 3 phases -  Intensive Phase, Rehabilitative Phase, and then
finally the Wellness Phase.   The duration of each of these phases varies
depending on the condition.

INTENSIVE PHASE GOALS:

The goal of the INTENSIVE Phase is to reduce or eliminate your symptoms.  As
you go through your treatment plan, you should experience relief from your
symptoms, feel better, have improved joint and nerve function, have less
inflammation, and have increased motion and flexibility in your spine and joints.
 The Intensive Phase does not rehabilitate your spine, joints and muscles.  
Rehabilitation and strengthening take place in the REHABILITATIVE Phase of
Care.

REHABILITATIVE PHASE GOALS:

The goal of the REHABILITATIVE Phase is to stabilize spinal function and
promote more complete healing.  As you continue your treatment plan, you
should experience relief from your symptoms, feel better, have improved joint
and nerve function, have less inflammation, and have increased motion and
flexibility in your spine and joints.  The Rehabilitative Phase is the time when
your muscles and soft tissues of your spine are strengthened to avoid any
relapses or symptoms.

WELLNESS PHASE GOALS:

The goal of the WELLNESS Phase is to maintain all the hard work you have
accomplished to restore your spine to normal function.  With maximum spinal
function you should continue to have regular chiropractic check ups to prevent
relapses. The Wellness Phase is preventative care, which can save you time
and money by preventing little problems from becoming serious.