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Graston in Buffalo, NY

What is Chiropractic?
The chiropractic profession was created by Daniel David Palmer in 1895. The technique originated with an adjustment to the joints of the spinal column. These traditional adjustments delivered motion into the body to increase motion to the segment being adjusted. The realm of chiropractic has expanded to integrate the whole body. There are many different techniques used to deliver a chiropractic adjustment. Dr. Bourke utilizes the diversified technique, sacral blocking, kinesio tape, Cold Laser Therapy and is a certified practitioner of the Graston Technique.  

Who can benefit from Chiropractic?

Anyone can benefit from the effects of chiropractic care, whether you are working through a long term condition, have just been in an accident or are just looking to maintain a healthy and comfortable state of being. Some conditions that chiropractic can help with include but is not limited to:

• Headaches
• Back Pain
• Scoliosis
• Whiplash
• Sciatica
• Stress
• Neck Pain
• Disc Problems
• Aches and Pains
• Athletic Injuries
• Osteoarthritis
• Joint Dysfunction
• Pinched Nerve

What to expect from the first visit?

You will need to fill out new patient forms as part of the first visit. The appointment will involve a basic postural assessment and movement analysis, as well as a physical assessment of any injuries, and the movement and tone of the muscles, soft tissue and bones. Please allow 45 minutes to an hour for the first office visit. Dr. Bourke will always discuss with you exam findings, recommendations, treatment plan and any further questions you may have. Frequency of care is based on individual schedule, nature and severity of injury or health concern and treatment protocols. Each case is assessed on an individual basis and care is focused on an expeditious and long-lasting recovery.

How you will feel after?

How you feel after depends on what the condition is for which you are seeking treatment. Generally patients report that they feel more relaxed and aligned when they leave the office, but you may feel slightly sore later that day and into the next day. If the Graston Technique is used, tenderness and bruising is common following treatment.  The technique is designed to reintroduce the healing process which results in increased blood flow to the area and the potential for localized swelling. This is a normal response and should resolve within a few days to a week. 

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