Dr. Daniel Cocks puts your specific needs first. We are proud to provide a high quality level of customer service, chiropractic experience, and commitment to health and wellness to all our patients. Our goal is to improve your lifestyle by caring for your health.
Dr. Daniel Cocks graduated from Sherman College of Chiropractic in 2004. Prior to studying at Sherman, he attended the University of Delaware in Newark, DE where he received a Bachelor of Scienc in Exercise Science, and a Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology.
Not only will Dr Cocks treat your existing conditions, we strive to prevent pain and illness from reoccurring. We strive to help you improve your quality of life, achieve your wellness goals, and heal your body to live your best life possible.
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Your Spine is under constant stress from outside forces from the moment you begin to walk. Over time these forces can result in slight disruptions of spinal alignment, leading to the nerves to be "pinched" resulting in diminished nerve function and pain.
A Chiropractor addresses these slight misalignments with the Chiropractic Adjustment. The Adjustment restores spinal function, removes nerve interference, and promotes overall health and wellbeing.
Subluxation is the term used in Chiropractic to describe when a vertebrae goes out of alignment and interferes with nerve function. Subluxations can be caused by trauma ranging from chronic poor posture and minor slips and bumps (micro traumas) to Significant falls, impacts, and auto accidents (macro traumas). The subluxation puts pressure on nearby nerves and causes the surrounding musculature to respond with spasms or other symptoms. The resulting nerve interference decreases the transmission of messages from the brain to the body and the body back to the brain which may be associated with pain.
Your first visit is a meet and greet where you will sit down and get to know Dr. Cocks, discussing your health history with a focus on your primary issue, and determining your goals from care.
When you arrive, like any other doctor's office, you will fill out office paper work. When you meet with the Dr. Cocks you will have a conversation about what brought you into the office and any concerns you have followed by a chiropractic exam and any necessary films to see the condition of your spine. After all necessary information is gathered, he will discuss the results with you and make a recommendation of care to address your problem.
Dr. Dan utilizes the Gonstead Method of Chiropractic. The Gonstead Method is a specific, scientifically sound chiropractic technique which allows the doctor of chiropractic to care for every patient, from the day-old infant, to the oldest geriatric patient and everyone in between.
Dr. Dan strongly believes that the body will heal itself if there’s no interference. Being able to give a specific adjustment takes the pressure off the pinched nerves and gives the body that chance to heal.
The Gonstead System of chiropractic care was developed by Dr. Clarence S. Gonstead of Mt Horeb, Wisconsin beginning in 1923. He refined his unique system over a 55-year period.
The Gonstead System focuses on being as specific as possible with the examination and treatment of the patient. The examination includes taking a detailed history, instrumentation, static palpation, motion palpation, neurological testing and often times, full spine x-rays taken in the standing, weight bearing position. Necessity of x-rays is determined during the functional examination. Treatment is done by administering a very specific hands-on manipulation called an adjustment.
By using his or her hands as adjusting tools, the Gonstead practitioner is better able to sense the relaxation of the patient and to control the direction and amplitude of the adjustment needed for each individual patient. No mechanical instrument can match the sensitivity of feel or timing of an applied force from a skilled chiropractor’s hands.
The goal of the Gonstead practitioner is to “do the least to achieve the most”. That is to say, the least amount of segments to be adjusted with the least amount of force the least amount of times. This is case specific to each patient. The Gonstead chiropractor does not treat every patient with the same manipulative procedure of twisting the neck and lower back from both the right and the left and the middle back from top to bottom.
Every patient is a unique case with specific subluxations and must not be given the same course of manipulation. That type of approach could potentially harm individuals with too much impact to the joints of the spinal column and result in neurological insult. The Gonstead chiropractor believes that chiropractic care is not scientific unless the adjustment is specific.
The Gonstead System has hundreds of years of combined clinical experience and has been tried and tested. Through the process of deductive science, the Gonstead chiropractor is confident that if subluxations are found during the functional examination, he or she has a specific protocol for treatment with an expected result. Furthermore, if a need for additional evaluation is found necessary, he or she will refer the patient to the appropriate doctor or therapist to ensure that the needs of each patient are properly met.
Dr. Dan uses the Gonstead System of analyzing and adjusting the spine exclusively.
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9309 Belair Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21236, United States
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