Chiropractic Care Is Self-Care
Chiropractic care works with the body’s natural ability to function and maintain a state of balance. Your brain coordinates and creates harmony between every cell, tissue, organ, and system in your body, and 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 lose their normal motion, nerves can be stretched, choked, irritated, or rubbed. When this occurs, health problems and a decrease in your body’s function can occur. This is called the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. Only Doctors of Chiropractic are able to detect and correct subluxation with a specific scientific chiropractic adjustment.
Chiropractic adjustment is used to eliminate or reduce a subluxation (dislocation), which helps restore normal neural transmission to the involved area and boosts the body’s natural ability to achieve optimal health. Chiropractic adjustments can be conducted manually (with the hands) or assisted with chiropractic instruments.
It’s important to remember that chiropractic care does not treat disease – the purpose of chiropractic care is to reduce spinal nerve stress, which is a serious and often painless condition most children and adults live with. Not properly treating spinal nerve stress can interfere with how the nervous system functions, weakens internal organs and their systems, decreases the body’s ability to fight resistance, reduces the body’s overall healing potential, and makes it easier for illnesses and disorders to begin.
TYPES OF CARE
What is the process of chiropractic treatment?
Chiropractic treatment involves a comprehensive analysis of your spine, then a determined course of care depending on the core issue.
Locating Subluxations & Initiating Treatment
As your chiropractor, it is our job to locate the subluxation in your body to get you on the road to healing. So, what is a subluxation?
A subluxation is when two or more adjacent vertebrae are misaligned, which creates problems in how your body functions and in your overall health. We take a very precise approach to locating where the misalignment is in your vertebrae and depending on your situation, we may evaluate your spine using x-rays, examination testing, palpation (checking your body using our hands), analysis of your range of motion, or by utilizing a nerve scan. Once we complete this comprehensive evaluation, we educate you on where the area of concern is and determine if you are a candidate for chiropractic care.
TYPES OF STRESS
These are some examples of stressors that contribute to spinal nerve stress:
Preparing for Baby
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is important for the normal physiological function of both Mom and Baby in pregnancy and birth. As prenatal chiropractors, we work with the body’s ability to adapt and function the way it is designed to. We are specially trained to perform the Webster Technique, which is a prenatal chiropractic analysis and adjustment. The goal of this technique is to reduce the effects of subluxation and/or sacroiliac dysfunction. During pregnancy, sacral subluxation (dislocation) may contribute to dystocia (difficult labor). Dystocia is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation, which prenatal chiropractic care can help prevent. Oftentimes after multiple births, pelvic imbalances may exist and cause additional discomfort during future pregnancies. By not correcting a subluxation, problems can continue long after the delivery. Our prenatal treatment focuses on prevention and healing so Mom and Baby can adjust as seamlessly as possible postpartum.
Benefits For Mom
Benefits For Baby
New Spines Need Care, Too
Chiropractic care for children is an essential part of their wellness as their bodies are growing and developing, and starting treatment as early as infancy can tremendously improve their overall health. A study that examined babies only five days after they were born concluded unhealthy spines cause several clinical conditions like central motor impairment, lower body resistance, and ear, nose, and throat infections (Manuelle Medizin 1987). Our pediatric chiropractic treatment focuses on preventing these conditions.
When treating children with specific illnesses, it’s important to know that we are not necessarily treating their illness – we focus on reducing spinal nerve stress, which allows a body’s natural healing potential to function at its best. The spine first experiences stress during the birthing process and by the time a child reaches 13 years old, they have had over 1000 spinal microtraumas from falls and injuries that occur during playtime or minor accidents.
Microtraumas can subluxate (aka dislocate) the vertebrae of the spine, which places pressure on their spinal nerves and decreases their body’s ability to function normally. Although symptoms such as pain and malfunction may not show up for years, injury to their vital nervous system can cause a lifetime of damage. We holistically approach our treatment with children to help reduce potential pains and ensure they develop great mobility for a healthy and active lifestyle.
Is Treatment for Children Painful?
Not at all! For children, chiropractic adjustments are as light as a finger’s touch. As Doctors of Chiropractic who are members of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, we have been trained to perform specific techniques on pregnant mothers, infants, and children that are gentle and effective.
Treatment That Heals
Life happens and so do injuries! We see all kinds of body traumas and we dedicate a lot of time to treating them. Our practice involves a non-surgical, non-medicinal approach to these types of injuries so you can give your body an opportunity to heal on its own. When physical trauma occurs, damage to the muscles, ligaments, vertebra, and surrounding tissues cause subluxations (dislocations), and not addressing these underlying injuries can cause lingering effects on the body. Vertebral subluxations can alter your body’s function by limiting proper biomechanics and declining your overall health and wellness. We focus on identifying the core issue and conducting treatment to fit your body’s needs.