The Cause Is The Cure
A Subluxation is a misalignment of two or more adjacent vertebrae creating alterations in biomechanics, functions of the body and reduced health. Your doctor of chiropractic locates specifically the area of the subluxation through precise spinal analysis. This analysis may include x-ray evaluation, examination testing, palpation, range of motion and a nerve scan. After the doctor completes the analysis, a thorough explanation is provided outlining where the issue is and if you care a candidate for chiropractic care. When normal communication reaches each tissue and cell, it increases in function, activity and re-establishes the quality of relationship with the rest of the body.
When a chiropractor frees the nervous system from spinal stress, the healing power of the body is unleashed: the immune system functions more efficiently, resistance to disease increases, and your body functions more efficiently. You can respond to internal and external environmental stresses such as germs, changes in temperature, humidity, toxins, pollen and all the other stresses he/she comes in contact with more efficiently.
It’s most important to understand that chiropractic is not a treatment for disease. It’s purpose is to reduce spinal nerve stress, a serious and often painless condition most children and adults have in their bodies. Spinal nerve stress interferes with the proper functioning of the nervous system, can weaken internal organs and organ systems, lower resistance, reduce healing potential and set the stage for sickness and disorders of all kinds.
Car accidents, falls, sports, childhood and adult injuries, birth trauma.
Drug reactions, toxins, exposure to chemicals, food allergies.
Stress, life altering event, lifestyle change, moving, divorce, illness, financial issues, abuse.
Taking Care of You
Chiropractic care works with the body’s natural ability to function and maintain a state of balance. The Brain coordinates and creates harmony between every cell, tissue, organ and system in your body. It communicates through the nerve network (spinal cord and spinal nerves) to send messages to and from every cell, tissue and body system.
When the bones in the spine loose their normal motion, nerves can be stretched, choked, irritated or rubbed. When this occurs, health problems and a decrease in function can occur. This is called the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. Only Doctors of Chiropractic are able to detect and correct subluxations. Correction is done with a scientific, specific chiropractic adjustment.
The chiropractic adjustment is a specific chiropractic procedure used to eliminate or reduce a subluxation, thereby restoring normal neural transmission to the involved area and assisting the body’s natural ability to achieve maximum health. Chiropractic adjustments can be conducted manually (with the hands) or be instrument assisted.
Phases of Care
Relief care is centered on a specific ailment. Patients may seek this care only for pain relief. Time frame may include a few visits or up to a few weeks until pain is resolved. Visits may occur intermittently throughout the year to address periodic flare ups.
Corrective care focuses on the restoration of the bone to its original position. Due to the effects of the subluxation, muscle memory will often cause the bone to remove from its corrected position. The initial phase of care stabilizes the bone and removes pressure off the nerves. During this time period, there is an increase in visits over the first few months. As the spine begins to hold the adjustment more, the frequency in visits decreases and the patient goes to a wellness program to maintain spinal balance. Corrective care plans vary upon the examination findings. Care can include chiropractic adjustments, exercises specific to spinal correction and nutritional support.
The goal of wellness care is to enhance the function and well being of the body whether symptomatic or not. A spine and nerve system under chiropractic care has the greatest opportunity to contribute to the health and wellness of the body. After a corrective care plan is completed, patients continue maintaining the health of their spine through wellness visits. These visits vary from weekly to monthly depending on the plan. Wellness plans are available for the entire family.