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What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic doctors practice natural, drugless, non-invasive health care and rely on the body's ability to heal itself. Chiropractic physicians look at the whole person. Like other healthcare providers, we follow a standard routine to gain information about the patient. We consult, review the case history, conduct a physical examination, and may request laboratory analyses and/or x-rays. However, unlike other healthcare providers, chiropractic physicians also conduct a careful analysis of the patient's physical structure and pay particular attention to the spine. We consider lifestyle, diet, exercise, and how you deal with stress. Chiropractic physicians seek the origin of the problem. Using this information, a diagnosis is made. Included in the diagnosis is the probable reason for your pain or discomfort. It is important to note that chiropractors seek the origin of the illness in order to eliminate it-we do not simply treat the symptoms. If your house is on fire, do you simply cut the fire alarm, or do you put water on the fire? Similarly, if the migraine headache is being caused by a misaligned vertebra, dysfunctional gland, and an irritated or compressed nerve, do you continue to take pain killers indefinitely and only cover up the problem, or do you correct the misalignment or dysfunction to reduce the pain? Chiropractic physicians fix the origin of the problem. A vertebral subluxation or fixation is a misalignment of the bones that protect the spinal cord. The severity of the subluxation can vary, and there are a number of potential contributing factors including physical, emotional, mental, or biochemical components affecting the misalignment. A subluxation may be caused by any number of conditions, including trauma at birth, an automobile accident, or simple repetition or overuse.
Dr. Scott Forbes is a chiropractic physician who has been licensed in Nevada since 1986. Dr. Forbes offers quality individualized chiropractic and alternative healthcare services in a caring and warm environment. Whether you have a spinal condition, injury from an automobile accident, work-related injury, extremity problem, sports-related injury, other type of musculoskeletal problem, or nutrition-related challenge or disorder, Dr. Forbes has specialized training that can assist you with your problem. He is dedicated to offering the best chiropractic and holistic, drugless healthcare care possible.
Dr. Forbes has taken over 360 hours in postgraduate chiropractic orthopedics, 200 hours in clinical kinesiology, and numerous additional postgraduate courses. Dr. Forbes is also a permanent partial disability examiner designated by the Nevada Department of Industrial Relations for the workers compensation system. He currently serves on their review panel as well.
Dr. Forbes graduated from the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois with his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree in 1986. He attained his law degree from UNLV in 2004 at their night program. He attended the University of Michigan for undergraduate studies and has a bachelor's degree in human biology.
Dr. Forbes speaks semi fluent Spanish. American Sign Language (ASL) is also available.
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