Chiropractic is a natural method of health care based on the scientific fact that the body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. These functions are controlled by the brain, spinal cord and all the nerves of the body. Chiropractic is the science, art and philosophy of finding and correcting vertebral subluxations to normalize nerve flow from the brain to the body. Chiropractic focuses on correcting the cause of physical problems (vertebral subluxations) rather than just treating the symptoms. By correcting subluxations, the body is better functioning and better able to heal itself.
Chiropractic works by restoring your body’s inborn ability to be healthy. When under the proper control of your nervous system, all the cells, tissues and organs of your body are designed to resist disease and ill health. The Chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and remove interference (subluxations) to your nervous system. The goal of the chiropractor is to remove interference that may be impairing body function and normal health. With improved spinal function, there is often improved nervous system function. A healthy spine and healthy lifestyle is the key to optimal health.
Subluxation is a misalignment of the vertebrae causing irritation to the nervous system. Your nervous system controls, co-ordinates and integrates all the functions of the body of the tissue and cells that make up your body. Any irritation to the nervous system in your body can have devastating effects on your health.
A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is subluxated or “locked up” and is not moving properly. This adds motion to the joint, helping the bones return to a more normal position and motion. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is improved spinal function, improved nerve function and improved health. There are many different ways to adjust the spine. Adjustments are tailored to each patient’s age, condition and spinal problems. As chiropractors we chose what adjustment techniques work best for the individual patients.
No. Absolutely not! If you hurt our office would not be full patients and their children! However, do appreciate that when you are getting adjusted, you are affecting the function of your body. It is similar to when you first start and exercise program to improve the strength and function of your experience discomfort as your body reaches levels of improved health.
Yes! Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative approach of health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs. Chiropractic care is much safe than surgery, muscle relaxants or even common aspirin.
Even the smallest of spines get subluxations and can benefit from chiropractic care. Since spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents get their newborns checked for vertebral subluxations shortly after birth. Subluxations can interfere with a child’s growth and development. A growing body needs to have full and free nerve conduction to all tissues of the body to reach its full potential. Learning to walk or ride a bike can cause spinal problems. Many childhood health complaints like “growing pains” can be traced back to the spine. Health problems that emerge in adulthood could often have been prevented with earlier chiropractic care.
Most parents report that their children really enjoy their chiropractic adjustments. Our “chiro-kids” parents often report that their children are healthier than other children and have stronger immune systems!
No! You don’t have to do anything. Most people who experience the full benefits of chiropractic continue to get checked and adjusted regularly because they enjoy the elevated level of health. They enjoy feeling more balanced less stressed and more energetic as a result of regular chiropractic care. Chiropractic is not addictive however, good health is! Regular spinal checkups fit in with a healthy, wellness lifestyle.
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