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CHIROPRACTIC

Spinal Adjusting Techniques

  • Flexion Distraction

  • Thompson

  • Diversified

  • Gonstead

  • Palmer

  • Activator 

  • Applied Kinesiology

Chiropractic is a hands-on, drug-free, noninvasive approach to health care that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and the effects these disorders have on general health.  The word chiropractic actually comes from the Greek origin 'chiro' or hand and 'praktikos' or practice. The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as the chiropractic adjustment which is a type of joint manipulation.  The purpose of the adjustment is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypo mobile  or "stuck" as  a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by  a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or though repetitive stresses such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time (looking at you, desk job workers). In most cases, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that cause inflammation, pain and diminished function for the sufferer. Adjustment of the affected joint and tissues restores mobility and activates the proprioceptors in that area of the body sparking action from the nervous system.  This will alleviate pain, restore proper motion and  reduce muscle tightness which allows for optimal nervous system function to heal said tissue. 

Doctors of chiropractic are traditionally trained in diagnosing differentiation causes to ailments and ruling in/out issues with muscles, joints, nerve, ligaments. tendons, organs, or other visceral disease processes.  Use of orthopedic tests, palpation skills, and radiographs (x-rays) as an initial screening process for what ails patients. We are far better trained to deal with issues on the musculoskelatal system compared to medical doctors. 

The practice of chiropractic began in 1895 as an attempt to cure a patient of deafness but since has evolved into an effective and cost efficient pain reduction service.  We focus on finding the root cause of all ailments and helping the body to heal from the inside out.  The human body will natural continue to adapt to dysfunction until it can no longer which results in dis-ease.  These adaptations of the musculoskelatal system can lead to bio mechanical changes and pronounced symptoms like pain.  Two scenarios generally arise where an area has pain.  One reason is due to direct trauma from a recent or old injury. Another reason is the area in pain is responding to increased stresses put upon it from the adaptions needed to make up for other dysfunctional areas.  Basically it is picking up the slack of another dysfunctional area.  It is our job and passion to locate the dysfunctional areas and correct them.  

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