Chiropractic Care Specialist

Pro-Active Medical Center

Medical Center located in Niceville, FL

At Pro-Active Medical Center, you can receive personalized and effective chiropractic care from Brian Schuessler, DC. Located in Niceville, Florida, Dr. Schuessler is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and offers conservative and drug-free treatments for all types of musculoskeletal pain so you can feel your best without prescription medications or surgery. To schedule an appointment for chiropractic care, book your visit online, or call the office today.

Chiropractic Care Q & A

What conditions do chiropractors treat?

Chiropractors are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions such as:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hip pain
  • Arthritis
  • Foot pain

Doctors of chiropractic receive extensive education and training in the identification of musculoskeletal conditions using orthopedic exams—the same exams used by orthopedic surgeons — and noninvasive treatments — like chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy modalities, active rehab, and lifestyle counseling.

For more complex cases, Dr. Schuessler works with your primary care physician and local specialists to ensure you receive the best and most appropriate care possible based on your diagnosis and symptoms.

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment, also called spinal manipulation therapy (SMT), is one of the most common treatments that chiropractors use to restore movement to joints and relieve pain. Adjustments are recommended when you experience pain at a joint in your spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, or ankle that is also causing functional issues or a decrease in your normal range of motion.

During the adjustment, Dr. Schuessler places his hands on either side of the affected joint and applies a quick, direct force to the joint. You may hear or feel a popping or cracking noise when the adjustment is performed, which takes a split second. This noise comes from carbon dioxide gas bubbles within the joint quickly expanding and contracting. In most cases, chiropractic adjustments provide an immediate improvement in your range of motion, and you may feel less pain or pressure soon afterward.

Is chiropractic care safe?

Yes, chiropractic care is one of the safest noninvasive treatments for musculoskeletal pain, including back pain, neck pain, and headaches. The only reported side effect of chiropractic adjustments is mild soreness at the treatment site for one to two days, similar to muscle soreness after a workout.

Dr. Schuessler performs specific exams before recommending a chiropractic adjustment to be sure that you’re a candidate for care.

Is chiropractic treatment ongoing?

The majority of chiropractic cases typically resolve after a series of visits. These visits may include chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, massage therapy, or other forms of treatment. Based on your diagnosis, Dr. Schuessler gives you an estimate of the number of visits you’ll need to recover.

In some cases, people opt to continue chiropractic care after their initial injury has resolved. If you want to continue with chiropractic care for wellness purposes, Dr. Schuessler works with you to determine an appropriate treatment frequency.

To schedule a chiropractic visit at Pro-Active Medical Center, book online, or call now.