Chiropractic

Chiropractic Specialist
When you suffer from pain and limited movement in any part of your body, chiropractic care offers a safe and effective option for finding relief that you won’t get from most standard treatments, like pain medications. Dr. Kenneth Bauer practices chiropractic medicine at Ballantyne Medical Associates in Charlotte, North Carolina, where his experience can help you return to a pain-free life. Please don’t hesitate to contact him if you have any questions about chiropractic care and how it can improve your health problem. He’s here to get you back to optimal wellness.

Chiropractic Q & A

What is chiropractic?

Doctors of Chiropractic focus on the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system (joints, bones, and muscles), and the impact they have on your overall health. The treatment they provide is guided by key principles -- caring for the whole person, treating the underlying cause of disease rather than symptoms, and promoting wellness.

Since all nerves travel through the spine, and nerves affect the function of muscles and organs, your overall health suffers when there’s a problem with your spine. For this reason, chiropractors focus on maintaining a balanced and properly-aligned spine as the way to promote health throughout the body.

What can you expect when you visit a chiropractor?

Dr. Bauer reviews your medical history, completes a physical examination, and orders lab work or diagnostic tests such as X-rays and scans, if they’re needed to determine your diagnosis. If he finds an underlying condition that requires medical attention, the team of physicians at Ballantyne Medical Associates are available to provide comprehensive care.  

After the diagnosis, Dr. Bauer works with you to develop a treatment plan that may include any number of hands-on treatments. You can rely on Dr. Bauer to thoroughly explain the procedures and how they’ll improve your health.

What health conditions are treated with chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care may be your primary treatment, as it is for many conditions, such as back pain. In fact, many physicians recommend spinal manipulation and other chiropractic techniques as first-line treatment for lower back pain. You may also receive chiropractic services to complement or support medical treatment.

Dr. Bauer effectively improves movement and function, and relieves pain from many causes, such as injuries, degenerative disease, and repetitive motion. He treats many conditions, including:

  • Spinal misalignment
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

What treatments are used during chiropractic care?

Spinal manipulation is at the heart of chiropractic treatment, but it’s not the only option. Dr. Bauer is trained to use many hands-on techniques, or manual adjustments, from gentle therapies that are safe and effective for the neck, children, and pregnant women, to classic high-velocity, low-amplitude manipulations.

This list offers a broad overview of the types of care you’ll receive from Dr. Bauer:

  • Spinal manipulation (adjustment)
  • Spinal mobilization
  • Cervical manipulation
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Mechanical traction
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Myofascial release
  • Posture correction
  • Rehabilitative exercise
  • Ergonomic and repetitive motion corrections
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