During this period of national emergency related to COVID-19, Suwanee Family Chiropractic would like to inform you we are closely following guidance from the Center for Disease Control. The safety of our patients is of utmost importance to us and we are taking the following precautions to protect our patients, the doctor and my staff: These procedures include: • Screening patients and visitors for signs or symptoms of infection and recent international travel history; • Increased hand-washing and having hand sanitizer available in all areas of the office; and • Increased disinfection of the waiting room and treatment rooms after each patient visit. We ask that you: Inform us if you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms and/or have traveled outside the US within the last month. Please take advantage of the hand sanitizers throughout our office. Our office will continue to be open for patient care and we look forward to seeing you at your next appointment. Please don't hesitate to call our office should you have any concerns.
Radiographs or X-rays are often taken on most patients to give the doctor an inside look at what is going on with the bone structure of the entire spine and surrounding skeletal structure. From this the doctor can analyze your spinal curvatures and subluxation as well as for any potential issues. Dr. Russo can identify degenerative changes such as osteoarthritis, degerative disc disease and other spinal issues such as loss of bone mass, fractures, tumors, scoliosis, dislocations and "Subluxation".
What is Subluxation?
When a vertebrae becomes misaligned or moves out of its normal position, this is referred to in the chiropractic profession as a subluxation. Subluxations can be caused by a wide range of issues ranging from a minor slip or bump to a car accident or any sudden trauma. When a vertebrae is subluxated, it begins to put pressure on nerves, blood vessels and everything around it. This pressure comes with a price. The subluxation interrupts the natural pathways that the messages sent from the brain need to be clear in order to be completed properly.