Q. WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?
A. Chiropractic is the largest natural health care profession in the world. It is also the third largest primary health care profession in the world.
Developed over 100 years ago, this conservative, drug-free, surgery-free approach to optimal health is based on the premise that the relationship between the body’s structure and function is a significant factor in your health. Chiropractic offers a non-invasive, non-drug approach to reversing chronic and degenerative problems plaguing Americans today.
Chiropractors are nerve doctors. They treat your nerves without drugs and surgery. They are trained to locate tiny areas of irritation to your nerves and remove them safely and painlessly. By removing irritation, chiropractic allows your body to function properly and to heal itself.
Chiropractic is a healing discipline firmly grounded in science. Decades of research are available validating its effectiveness.
Chiropractic is also concerned with the care of the entire body. The doctor’s focus is on the central nervous system that controls, operates and heals all parts of the body.
Chiropractors use various diagnostic methods, including x-rays, to discover the state of your health, paying particular attention to your spine and bone structure. Spinal adjustment is the primary method used to help your body heal itself.
Our practice goal is to help you achieve optimum health. Thousands of others have improved their overall health and enjoy pain free lives as well through Chiropractic.
Q. What is Chiropractic Care?
A. Chiropractic is a total and preventive approach to health, focusing on wellness rather than disease.
Chiropractors use a natural, drugless, non-surgical approach to health care. They consider all aspects of the patient’s life: family history, work, lifestyle, environment, diet, exercise and the patient’s physical and emotional stress factors. They place special emphasis on the care of the spine.
The primary means of chiropractic care is the spinal adjustment, a short and painless thrust against the spine using only the doctor’s hands. The chiropractor makes Spinal adjustments to correct vertebral subluxations, which are changes in the position of the spine that do not allow the spine to function properly. When the spine is subluxated, the nerves in that area may behave abnormally and cause pain or other problems. The intent of a spinal adjustment is to restore normal motion, function and nerve impulse flow.
A. Subluxations occur when one or more of the bones of the spine (vertebrae) move out of position and create pressure on, or irritate spinal nerves.
Spinal nerves are the nerves that come out from between each of the bones in the spine. This pressure or irritation on the nerves then causes those nerves to malfunction and interfere with the signals traveling over those nerves.
Q. What Are The Effects of Subluxation?
A. The way subluxation affect you is this: your nervous system controls and coordinates all the functions of your body. If you interfere with the signals traveling over nerves, parts of your body will not get the proper nerve messages and will not be able to function at 100% of their innate abilities. In other words, some part of your body will not be working properly.
It is the responsibility of the Doctor of Chiropractic to locate subluxations, and reduce or correct them. This is done through a series of chiropractic adjustments specifically designed to correct the vertebral subluxations in your spine. Chiropractors are the only professionals who undergo years of training to be the experts at correcting subluxations.