Why Should I Choose Chiropractic?
There's more to Chiropractic than the relief of headaches and back pain! Our primary focus is the integrity of your nervous system, which controls and regulates every cell and tissue of your body. The moving bones of the spinal column can impair this vital communication link between your brain and your body. Chiropractors help to improve the function and structure of your spine, reducing nervous system compromise. The result? Even non-spinal related health problems can show improvement. Without drugs or surgery. Regardless of age. For over a century. Naturally.
Chiropractic and You
Above down, inside out. This is the chiropractic philosophy of how the body works. It may seem simple but it is the most complex thing you can imagine! It refers to the organizational structure of which all of our bodies function, the brain sends signals down the spinal cord and then out to every organ and system in the body through the nervous system.
Chiropractic aims to maximize the function of your nervous system, thereby affecting all structures, organs and systems of your body. Most people know that chiropractic can help with musculoskeletal issues such as low back pain, sciatica, and headaches; but did you know that millions of people seek the care of a chiropractor for other reasons as well?
Pregnancy, labor, and illnesses from the common cold to chronic autoimmune diseases have all responded favorably to chiropractic care. A chiropractor never "treats" any particular condition, however, relieving interference to the nervous system (subluxation) allows the body's innate intelligence to heal you from above down and inside out!
What is a Subluxation?
Let's break it down shall we:
Sub-: "less than normal"
-lux-: "illumination" or "energy"
-ation: "state, condition or quality"
Quite literally the word subluxation means a state or condition of less than normal energy. Imagine your nervous system like wires in your house and your organs as light bulbs. When subluxations are present, it is much like turning down the dimmer on a light bulb. The energy is still flowing, but not nearly as well as it could without a subluxation. So what does that mean for your body?
A subluxation is, simply, any interference to the nervous system. To expand a little, a subluxation can be caused by Thoughts, Traumas, or Toxins. Known as "The Three T's". This is why the "bone out of place" model that is most commonly sited when talking about chiropractic is only part of the picture!
Thoughts - Negativity can have physical manifestations! Have you ever found yourself in a poor mood for a few days and then wound up feeling under the weather? We all have now and then, and at this office we will focus on helping you achieve a better mindset by providing you with hope and optimism.
Traumas - We will deliver specific adjustments to your spine at the precise location that there is physical interference to your nervous system which may have been caused by major trauma (think car accident or falling down the stairs) to repetitive micro-traumas (think riding in a car or staring down at your phone/tablet/computer all day).
Toxins - Our world has developed into a chemical minefield. In today's society it is nearly impossible to avoid every whiff of smoke, ounce of pesticide/herbicide/fertilizer or pharmaceutical in our food and water supply. But there is good news! While completely avoiding all of these irritants and toxins is not a feasible option, we do not have to. Our body has an amazing innate ability to adapt and overcome many of these environmental toxins, but lessening this undue burden of unnatural chemicals and toxins can benefit everyone! We will address areas of your life or lifestyle which may be adding to this chemical burden and provide you options that lead to a more healthy you!
What is an Adjustment?
An adjustment is the primary method by which a chiropractor seeks to correct a subluxation. When subluxations are corrected, it allows your nerve energy to flow! The most common way of performing an adjustment is with the hands, thereby directly affecting the patient's spine, skull or pelvis which houses the nervous system. It is important to understand that the doctor of chiropractic is not a bone doctor but rather is a nerve doctor. We simply utilize bony structures to influence the nervous system!
Chiropractors are the ONLY health professionals trained in the detection, location, and correction of subluxation!
Turn the light on with chiropractic!