Located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, High Touch Chiropractic is a short 2 minute walk from the Arlington MBTA Green Line stop. Our office shares space with Be Well Boston.
Things to remember. Please bring your own athletic shorts / yoga pants and T-shirt / tank top. Appointment times are scheduled to the minute, so please arrive on time.
Your first appointment will be 60 minutes long. You and your doctor will go through a history of your state of health and determine why you are seeking chiropractic care. You will be examined as well. If it is determined that you are a good candidate for care, you will be treated on your first visit.
Treatment will consist of a combination of manual therapy techniques, which are designed to improve symmetry of structure, flexibility, and range of motion, as well as maximize the body’s ability to self-heal. Individualized homework exercises and advice will be provided.
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 neuro-musculoskeletal 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 to 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.