Salem’s Preferred Chiropractor
Dr. Daniel O. Cook, DC is a chiropractor based in the Salem area with over a decade of experience providing chiropractic services at the DC Chiropractic Center.
Chiropractic services from Dr. Cook go way beyond spinal adjustments, and our specialized therapies and treatments ensure you get the best care available.
Contrary to popular belief, chiropractic adjustments are not limited to the back. We treat imbalances related to the hands, feet, arms, legs, and head using a variety of hands-on techniques and advanced technology.
What Does a Chiropractor Do?
Chiropractic services from a licensed chiropractor include adjustments and manipulations with the intent of improving health and reducing pain.
Chiropractors are medical professionals who treat patients with a focus on the musculoskeletal system, including the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
A chiropractor is trained in chiropractic medicine, typically in a six to a seven-year program.
Your treatment comes from a deep study of anatomy, physiology, and biology, and focus on the skeletal system.
Chiropractic doctors believe that many health problems may be related to musculoskeletal imbalances.
By using gentle adjustments, chiropractors can restore your body’s proper balance.
This therapy, which often is employed to treat and correct pain in the lower back, can be carried out by hand after the chiropractor palpates the vertebrae to detect problems with alignment.
Rehabilitation exercises are a recommended part of post-operatives therapy program for patients. By participating in rehabilitation exercises, the patient can regain or build strength, endurance, and mobility.
Massage therapy involves the manipulation and rubbing of the soft tissues of the body, with particular focus on muscles and pressure points. Massage therapy may be used as part of treatment, or on its own to help relax areas where muscles are tight.
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