Chiropractic is a fast-growing health care discipline that primarily focuses on disorders of the spine, and the effects of these disorders on general health.
Chiropractic care is used most often to treat back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.·
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as "spinal manipulation," also called "chiropractic adjustment." The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile - or restricted in their movement - as a result of a tissue injury.·
Chiropractic spinal manipulation is a safe and effective spine pain treatment. It reduces pain, decreases medication, rapidly advances physical therapy, and requires very few passive forms of treatment, such as bed rest.·
Doctors of Chiropractic - often referred to as chiropractors - practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment.·
Chiropractors may assess patients through clinical examination, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate.·
In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment.·
When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.
The spine houses and protects the spinal cord, the "switchboard" of the nervous system through which 120 trillion nerve fibers pass from the brain to different parts of the body. When injury, posture problems or emotional stresses occur, your vertebrae become misaligned. This may interfere with the normal function of nerves. This is called Vertebral Subluxations. Gentle adjustments are given to remove and unlock these subluxation complexes thus removing the cause of pain and malfunction.
Children- Children's active lifestyle produces many physical stresses to their spines. Just watch a child fall out of bed, bounce down stairs on their bottom, dive into the couch, fall off the bike or swing. These are but a few common causes of subluxations. The earlier subluxations are detected, the easier they can be corrected.·
Parents- The constant bending, lifting and reaching to care for young children forces parents to repeatedly stress their spines awkwardly on a daily basis.·
Students- Carrying heavy school bags to and from school, and then all the sedentary hours sitting, often causes the spine to compensate, creating unnatural habit patterns and stresses in their spines.·
Seniors- After years of work, family and other activities, your body accumulates a lot of stress which it has not been able to fully adapt to. The earlier subluxations are detected, the easier they can be corrected. However, it's never too late to discover the benefits of Chiropractic.·
Athletes- To achieve fitness, we keep pushing our bodies to new limits. Unfortunately, this process is frequently carried out incorrectly. Pre-existing subluxations can mean that even a proper workout can unknowingly create serious spinal problems.·
Office Workers- Lack of activity and poor postural habits sitting all day can lead to spinal stress.·
Factory Workers- Repeated similar movements, can place unnatural stress on specific areas of the spine, causing premature wear and tear, as well as forcing compensations in other areas, creating secondary problems.·
Drivers- Long hours of sitting is not healthy for the spine, especially aggravated by the frequent climbing in and out of the vehicle, often in a hurry.·
Pregnant Women- Chiropractic can be helpful during all stages of pregnancy. This period of rapid development hormonal changes, the laxity of connective ligaments and shifting weight bearing structures, may cause many pregnant women to experience low back pain. As the center of gravity changes, so does the stress to the spine. Besides helping to relieve the discomfort, many expectant mothers experience that chiropractic help normalize nerve system function. This is an important component of overall good health. Modifications to the table or adjusting techniques are made during each stage of your pregnancy.