SROSM is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Logan Beukelman, Chiropractor, to the practice. He accepts some insurance plans and is seeing patients in our Woodlands and Woodforest offices.
Call us at 281-364-1122 to schedule your chiropractic appointment today!
What is chiropractic:?
The father of medicine, also known as Hippocrates, once said, “Look to the spine for the cause of disease.” Needless to say, chiropractic has been around for a long time, and in many ancient civilizations, but chiropractic as we now know it began in 1895. One fateful night, a man by the name of D.D. Palmer delivered the first adjustment to a partially deaf man named Harvey Lillard. Harvey Lillard would later explain how his hearing had improved after that adjustment. D.D. Palmer would go on to name the profession “chiropractic” which means done by hand. Over the last century, the profession has continued to develop. Currently, becoming a Chiropractor takes approximately 7-8 years. This includes 4 years of undergraduate, followed by 3-4 years of chiropractic school. During their studies, chiropractors become experts in neuromuscular disorders and symptoms. Similarly to medical doctors, chiropractors are board certified and must pass 4 parts of national board exams before they can become licensed.
What do Chiropractors do?
Chiropractors focus on the connection between the spine and the nervous system. They are trained to identify areas of the spine that are misaligned, called subluxations. Over time these subluxations can cause local inflammation that can cause a decreased range of motion, pain, and degeneration. Once they identify subluxated areas, they deliver a specific adjustment to those areas to help reduce the misalignment. Some common conditions that are treated by chiropractors are headaches, neck pain, low back pain, hip pain, sciatica, and spinal disc bulges. Chiropractors typically see patients of all ages and backgrounds. They can help pregnant patients have an optimal pregnancy, reduce ear infections in kids, and optimize performance in athletes.
Chiropractic or Physical Therapy?
Oftentimes physical therapy and chiropractic work best when utilized together. The difference between the two is that physical therapy tends to work best with muscles and other soft tissues surrounding a joint. They tend to work best with muscle-related issues and post-op recovery. Chiropractors are experts of the spine and identify subluxations or misalignments of the spine that put pressure on the nerve. Chiropractors tend to work best with ailments mentioned earlier, such as headaches, back pain, and disc bulges. Whether you are having muscle related issues, or spinal related issues the best thing to do is get both physical therapy and chiropractic involved. This way the two can work together to correct both the misalignments of the given joint and strengthen the muscle surrounding that joint.