Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is the science, art and philosophy which utilizes the inherent recuperative powers of the body, and deals with the relationship between the spinal column and the nervous system, and the role of that relationship in the restoration and maintenance of health.

Chiropractors detect and correct vertebral subluxations. A subluxation is when a nerve is impinged and interferes with the transmission of mental impulses. A Chiropractor clears this impingement allowing the body to function at it’s best.

Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts which is based upon the understanding that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system (especially the spine, and the nerves extending from the spine to all parts of the body). “Chiropractic stresses the idea that the cause of many disease processes begins with the body’s inability to adapt to its environment. It looks to address these diseases not by the use of drugs and chemicals, but by locating and adjusting a musculoskeletal area of the body which is functioning improperly.

The conditions which doctors of chiropractic address are as varied and as vast as the nervous system itself. All chiropractors use a standard procedure of examination to diagnose a patient’s condition and arrive at a course of treatment. Doctors of chiropractic use the same time-honored methods of consultation, case history, physical examination, laboratory analysis and x-ray examination as any other doctor. In addition, they provide a careful chiropractic structural examination, paying particular attention to the spine.

The examination of the spine to evaluate structure and function is what makes chiropractic different from other health care procedures. Your spinal column is a series of movable bones which begin at the base of your skull and end in the center of your hips. Thirty-one pairs of spinal nerves extend down the spine from the brain and exit through a series of openings. The nerves leave the spine and form a complicated network which influences every living tissue in your body. Accidents, falls, stress, tension, overexertion, and countless other factors can result in a misalignments of the spinal column, causing irritation to spinal nerve roots. These irritations are often what cause malfunctions in the human body. Chiropractic teaches that reducing or eliminating this irritation to spinal nerves can cause your body to operate more efficiently and more comfortably.

Chiropractic also places an emphasis on nutritional and exercise programs, wellness and lifestyle modifications for promoting physical and mental health. While chiropractors make no use of drugs or surgery, Doctors of chiropractic do refer patients for medical care when those interventions are indicated. In fact, chiropractors, medical doctors, physical therapists and other health care professionals now work as partners in occupational health, sports medicine, and a wide variety of other rehabilitation practices.

Some of the benefits of Chiropractic, include:

– Patients feel great after getting adjusted
– Chiropractic corrects the Cause of the symptoms rather than just treating the symptoms
– Adjustments take the pressure off of the nerves to restore normal nerve supply
– Improves Immunity to help your body fight off illness
– Improves overall health
– Provides peak performance in sports
– Allows better sleep
– Improves mobility
– Improves posture
– Improves spinal structure, therefore preventing arthritic changes
– Slows degeneration
– Quicker recovery from injuries
– Often relief from pain
– Natural
– Painless
– Drugless
– Relieves stress
– Relieves tension