Manhattan Family Chiropractic
Connecting you with your wellness potential.
Dr. Frankie Hutchinson
Dr. Hutchinson is certified in the Webster Technique, which is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment we utilize for pregnant women throughout their pregnancy. The adjustment reduces the effects of sacral/pelvic joint dysfunction and improves the (neurobiomechanical) function in the sacral/pelvic region, including the nervous system. Uterine nerve interference, pelvic misalignment and the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth and may contribute to difficult labor for the mother. He can also help expecting mothers adapt to the changes of her body throughout pregnancy (stress on low-back and pelvis, muscle strain, postural changes, and pregnancy walk/gait), increase comfort, and reduce aches and pains.
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Dr. Frankie Hutchinson
1014 Poyntz Ave, Suite C ~ Manhattan, KS 66502
Telephone: 785.320.5151 Fax: 785.320.5159
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Chiropractic care has a powerful impact on children and infants. Just like adults, children also experience many traumatic events and forces throughout their lives that can cause improper joint function. Some of these include: childbirth, falls, accidents, sports, heavy backpacks, etc. The adjustments allow the spine and nervous system to grow and develop optimally and reduce future health problems. To learn more please visit: www.icpa4kids.org.
Chiropractic Care and Specific Conditions
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.
Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.
In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.
Doctors of chiropractic may assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate. Chiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team.
American Chiropractic Association