Chiropractic is a hands-on, drug-free, conservative approach to health care that focuses on treating disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. We focus on finding the root cause of these ailments and help the body to heal from the inside out by optimizing the nervous system. This is achieved through the chiropractic adjustment.
Doctors of chiropractic are traditionally trained in diagnosing differentiation causes of ailments and ruling in/out issues with muscles, joints, nerve, ligaments. tendons, organs, or other visceral disease causes. Chiropractors are trained in the 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.
WHAT TECHNIQUES ARE USED?
Spinal Adjusting Techniques:
HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC WORK?
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).
HOW CAN CHIROPRACTIC HELP ME?
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.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM CHIROPRACTIC?
Everyone with a spine! A chiropractic adjustment is an effective treatment option for all age ranges, including both children and adults.
We will perform an exam before treatment to ensure that you're a good candidate for chiropractic care. If chiropractic care is not appropriate for your condition, we will refer you to another healthcare provider to get you the best help available.
FUN FACTS ABOUT CHIROPRACTIC
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 disease. 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.