Duluth Chiropractic Acupuncture Clinic, LLC

  Dr. Jooyoung Kim, DC 

Phone: (770) 476-7676  Email: dcacllc@hotmail.com


Welcome to LOMA Clinic Acupuncture & Chiropractic Center. My name is Dr. KIM. Chiropractic is a greatly misunderstood healing art and science. The misunderstandings are usually the product of misinformation. So, lets set the record straight.

  • Myth #1 Chiropractic adjustment are dangerous. This could not be further from the truth. Receiving chiropractic adjustment are statistically safer than taking and aspirin.
  • Myth #2 Chiropractic adjustments are painful. Most patients, after their first adjustment, say something like is that it? Surprised and happy that it does not hurt and in fact the treatment feels good.
  • Myth #3 Once you start receiving chiropractic care, you cannot quit. The truth of the matter is that once you start, once you understand the benefits of chiropractic care, you do not want to stop. The healing and health benefits of continued chiropractic care on a wellness basis is a choice that thousands of Virginia Beach residents choose to avail themselves of to keep themselves in the very best health possible.
  • Myth #4 Chiropractic care is just for temporary relief of symptoms and does not correct the cause. This could not be further from the truth. Chiropractic is all about fixing the cause of the symptoms. In other words, finding the joint and nervous system dysfunction that is pinching the nerves that make our body not work right.
  • Myth #5 Chiropractic treatment is about fixing the back. Well, whats wrong with that? Actually, that is partly true. Chiropractic adjustments restore normal communication between the brain and body by reducing and eliminating pressure on the nerves that the spinal column protects. That is what this is all about, restoring the normal function of our health delivery system, our nervous system.
  • The Benefits of Chiropractic

    Some experts estimates that as many as 80% of all of us will experience a back problem at some time in our lives?
    Because back problems are this common it's probably going to happen to you too! Shouldn't you find out what to do about it before it happens rather than after? Why wait until you're hurting to learn about your treatment options?
    When you're hurting you may not give this important decision the time and attention it needs to make the best choice.

    Here are the facts about manipulation as a treatment for back problems:

    Manipulation, also frequently called the chiropractic adjustment, is one of several established forms of treatment used for back problems. Used primarily by Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) for the last century, manipulation has been largely ignored by most others in the health care community until recently. Now, with today's growing emphasis on effective and economic health treatment, manipulation is receiving much more widespread attention. In fact, after an extensive study of all currently available care for low back problems, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research - a federal government research organization - recommends that low back pain sufferers choose the most conservative care first, and recommends spinal manipulation as the ONLY safe and effective, DRUGLESS form of initial professional treatment for acute low back problems in adults.

    Chiropractic manipulation has been used extensively by Americans for the last one hundred years. Satisfied chiropractic patients already know that DCs are uniquely trained and experienced in diagnosing back problems, and the most skilled in using manipulation for the treatment of back pain and related disorders. To learn more about the federal government's recommendations and how chiropractic manipulation may help you, ask Dr. J Kim.

    *Vallfors B. Acute, Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain: Clinical Symptoms, Absenteeism and Working Environment. Scan J Rehab Med Suppl 1985; 11: 1-98.
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