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Our Practice & Philosophy

Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on the disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Our primary goal with patient care is to improve everyday activities such as sitting, standing, walking, bending, and lifting by focusing on reducing pain, promoting fitness, and preventing injury.

At West Roxbury Spine & Sport, we take a functional approach to chiropractic care. This means we provide clear objectives, relying on the best available clinical evidence, while combining your values and our expertise to improve routine daily movements.

We bridge the gap between chiropractic and fitness creating long-term musculoskeletal durability. Our philosophy of “less is more” translates simply into focusing on education, maximizing your empowerment, and minimizing intervention.

“Chiropractic Just Makes You Feel So Much Better. As Long As I See The Chiropractor, I Feel Like I’m One Step Ahead Of The Game.”

 – Tom Brady

Moving From Passive To Active Treatment

STEP 1: SYMPTOM MODULATION

While promoting wellness is our goal, pain is usually the place we start. During this phase—symptom modulation—we use hands-on techniques to relieve painful neck, back, pelvis, hip, leg, arm, and other joint symptoms.

STEP 2: MOVEMENT CONTROL

As the initial pain recedes, we shift the focus empowering you to actively manage your musculoskeletal pain through mindful body awareness. Acting as a coach, we guide you using education, providing practical self-care tools, and offering ongoing rehabilitative support.

STEP 3: FUNCTIONAL OPTIMIZATION

As you continue the practices you have learned, we will schedule periodic wellness visits to keep your spine health in check. Together, we will address sports or work-specific tasks through strength and conditioning and general fitness exercises. Any return of symptoms, or the onset of new ones, will be evaluated as part of the long-term spine health journey.

Going Beyond The Physical Dimension Of Wellness

The 4 Pillars of health we focus on are: Physical Activity, Nutrition, Sleep, and Stress Management as foundations for good health.

Physical Activity

A combination of your exercise preference such as biking, swimming, running, traditional weight lifting, yoga, and Pilates.

Nutrition

A focus on real whole foods consisting of diets rich in good fats, protein, and low sugar – minimizing pre-packaged or processed foods.

Sleep

Finding your ideal number of hours of sleep (6-8 hours on average), and sleeping and waking up at consistent times each day.

Stress Management

Simplifying your life as much as possible to avoid unnecessary stress.

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Chiropractic care is an intervention that cares for a patient’s neuromusculoskeletal system, including the nerves, muscles, bones, and other soft tissues. The goal is to reduce pain quickly, adopt techniques for self-management, and for the patient and doctor to make decisions together.