What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on the health of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. It is a drug-free approach that looks to establish and maintain proper posture and biomechanics, as well as alleviate the manifestation of stress on the body. Chiropractic is based on the scientific knowledge that the human body is a self-healing, self-regulating organism that is always striving to heal, as long as it has the right raw materials available and has no interference.
That’s where we come in!
Chiropractors are highly specialized in analyzing joint mobility and making corrections to subluxations (misalignments) in the spine. To do this, we use gentle adjusting techniques that restore proper joint function and more importantly, nervous system communication.
Many people think we are “back pain” doctors, but in reality, we focus more on nervous system function… the nervous system just happens to be housed inside the spine! Your nervous system is comprised of your brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves that branch off the spinal cord and lead to every cell, tissue and organ of your body. Through this network of nerves, your brain is able to constantly coordinate the entire body simultaneously. It’s our job to make sure there is no interference and that the messages traveling up and down the spine can do so without disruption. This gives your body the best chance at functioning optimally and expressing your greatest potential for health.
While many people come into our office because they are having an issue that is limiting their ability to live the life they desire, it’s important to note that chiropractic is not a treatment for any specific disease. Our goal is to get to the root cause of your symptoms. By addressing the root causes, the symptoms will begin to go away on their own.
Achieving true spinal correction takes repetition, time and energy. Your current state of health is an accumulation of many years and therefore takes time to fully correct. We believe it is important that our patients have an active role in supporting their care at home. We will make specific recommendations to aid in the most efficient and effective improvements possible.
While corrective type adjustments are powerful, we believe that maintenance and preventive adjustments are just as important, if not more. A wellness program of adjustments has been consistently correlated with a decrease in injury rates, a decrease in pain, normalized blood pressure, increased energy levels, better immune function and better quality of sleep. Chiropractic is used by people in all stages of life to promote optimal health and prevent the development of future problems.