A Holistic Approach
Chiropractic is based on a simple but powerful foundation: a healthy spine and nervous system enables the body to respond to it’s environment appropriately and stay in BALANCE. This driving philosophy stresses the idea that many disease processes begin with the body’s inability to adapt to its environment. A chiropractor looks to address these imbalances by locating and adjusting a musculoskeletal area of the body that is functioning improperly, without the use of drugs and chemicals.
Correcting Subluxation: the core of chiropractic care
Spinal misalignments called subluxations interfere with your body’s ability to maintain balance (homeostasis), which can lead to illness.
Subluxation occurs when one or more of the bones in your spine (vertebrae) move out of position and create pressure on spinal nerves. This interferes with your nervous system, which controls and coordinates all the functions of your body. With a compromised nervous system, the body quickly begins to deteriorate, becoming even more UNBALANCED.
Your chiropractor is trained to locate and correct subluxations by performing a series of adjustments specifically designed to address these imbalances in the spinal cord and nervous system. A healthy nervous system lets your entire body function optimally beyond areas of pain.
What conditions benefit from chiropractic care?
Health problems are caused by anything from poor posture to serious car injuries. Except for traumatic events, the problem is usually present well before you FEEL the pain. Pain is the last to appear and the first to go, so it is important to realize that being pain free does not equal HEALTH.
Although chiropractic is used most frequently to relieve low back pain, studies have found it to be effective for a variety of conditions, including:
- Back pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Postural imbalances
- Arm and Leg Pain/Numbness
- Sports Injuries
- Injuries related to Auto Accidents
- Work Related Injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Plantar fascitis
- Hip pain
- Infantile colic