What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health care profession which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs and surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the nervous system and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.
How Chiropractic Works?
Your spinal column is composed of 24 independent vertebrae. The spine encases and helps protect the delicate central nervous system that controls and coordinates every muscle, tissue and organ of the body. This is why we believe the first step to an active lifestyle is a properly functioning spine.
When two or more vertebrae aren't functioning together properly, it is what many chiropractors refer to as a subluxation. These subluxations are actually joint dysfunctions that can cause you to experience pain, discomfort, decreased mobility, or many other symptoms and conditions. Joint dysfunctions often go unnoticed and can cause miscommunication between your brain and body.
Joint Dysfunctions in the spine may eventually lead to symptoms in other parts or joints of the body as well. These symptoms are your body’s only way of letting you know something is wrong. Unfortunately, the absence of pain is not an indication of health. By the time pain and symptoms appear the problem may have been present for months, even years. The great news is that you can help prevent these types of symptoms and conditions with routine chiropractic care.
The body's innate recuperative powers are affected by and integrated through the nervous system, correcting spinal abnormalities which irritate the nervous system can lead to a number of favorable results in patients suffering from various, seemingly non-spinal health conditions.
What Chiropractors Do?
Chiropractors are primarily concerned with locating and treating vertebral subluxations.
A vertebral subluxation is a complex of functional and/or structural and/or pathological articular (joint) changes that compromise neural integrity and may influence organ system function and general health.
Using a number of unique and highly refined skills, the chiropractor checks the patient's spine for any vertebral subluxations. If subluxations or other abnormalities are detected, the chiropractor will generally apply a gentle force in a corrective manner to the affected spinal area.
Chiropractors use many specialized techniques to identify and treat these spinal abnormalities and optimize overall health. In addition to spinal adjustment, Chiropractor uses other methods like soft tissue techniques, dietary and nutritional counseling, physical therapy, and lifestyle modification programs to help their patient achieve optimal health.
The Benefits of Chiropractic?
-Improved Nerve Communication in the Body
-Improved Joint Motion and Coordination
-Improved Physical Function and Performance
-Relief from Back and Neck Pain
-Relief from Leg, Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain
-Relief from Arm, Wrist, Shoulders or Elbow Pain
-Relief from Stress and Tension Disorders
-Relief from Joint Discomfort
-Relief from Bursitis
-Relief from Arthritis
-Relief from Chronic Injuries