We found 285 chiropractors near Mercer Island, WA.
Dr. Stephanie Woo's specialty is chiropractic. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Woo is accepting new patients. Dr. Woo has received professional recognition including the following: Contributed to launching 4 chiropractic clinics; International chiropractic experience in Peru, El Salvador, and Argentina; and Life Chiropractic College West graduate – Honors Intern.
Dr. Deanna Arnill-Mutzel is a chiropractor in Bellevue, WA. Her areas of expertise include spinal decompression, laser treatment, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Clinical interests: Active Release Technique, cold laser, spinal decompression, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Exercise & ... (Read more)
Dr. Jay Yri-Halen's specialty is chiropractic. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yri-Halen is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.
Dr. Heather Spalding's area of specialization is chiropractic. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Spalding honors Medicare insurance.
Dr. Steven Matthewson works as a chiropractor in Bellevue, WA and Redmond, WA. Dr. Matthewson has a special interest in applied kinesiology and X-rays. He honors Labor & Industries and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Member Washington State Chiropractic Association Member-Kido Kwan Federation- Senior student.
Clinical interests: Applied Kinesiology, Grostic, Toftness, Upper Cervical, Shoe Orthotics, Whiplash, upper cervical ... (Read more)
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A chiropractor is a licensed healthcare professional that focuses on restricted movement or inflammation in the joints of the musculoskeletal system that may be putting pressure on the spinal column and nerves. These impingements, as they are known, are thought to affect the health of the entire body. Chiropractors use non-invasive techniques to adjust the restricted joints with the goal of reducing pain and increasing mobility. Chiropractic is generally categorized as alternative or complementary medicine.
Patients may see a chiropractor for any variety of complaint, but most commonly, they seek treatment for back pain, neck pain, headaches, or joint issues. Chiropractors are specially trained to examine the joints, bones, and muscles of the body and to notice misalignment, tenderness, or asymmetry. They also check their patients for range of motion, stability, and muscle tone. Chiropractors are trained in using imaging (such as xrays) and orthopedic or neurologic testing to gain a good understanding of the problems affecting their patients.
When joints have become restricted in their ability to move by injury or inflammation, a chiropractor may perform what is called an adjustment to try and restore motion. When applied to the vertebrae of the spine, this technique is called spinal manipulation. It involves the application of a small amount of force directly to the joint, either by hand or with chiropractic tools (such as a spring-loaded activator). This allows the joint to begin moving freely again, frees up nerve tissues that may have been caught by an inflamed joint, and increases blood flow, all of which encourage healing. When it comes to the spine specifically, the belief is that restoring its structural integrity reduces pressure on surrounding neurological tissues of the spinal column and nerve branches, which reduces pain and improves health.
Chiropractic is one of the fastest growing health specialties in the United States. It can often treat problems with pain and joint mobility effectively, without the use of surgery or medications. Because of this, it continues to gain in popularity.