WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?
Chiropractic is a natural form of health care that uses non-invasive, safe, and effective spinal adjustments to correct misalignments in the spinal column (your backbone). Each individual backbone is known as a vertebra. There are 33 individual interlocking vertebrae in the human spine.
Misalignments in the spine cause interference in a person’s nervous system, which affects the way your body functions and adapts to its environment. Your nervous system consists of your brain, spinal cord, and nerves. This master-control system is largely dependent on the correct positioning of your spinal column for protection and proper motion.¹ Gray’s Anatomy, the most widely used medical textbook in the world, states that every organ system and function of the human body is under the direct control of the nervous system.
Chiropractic is concerned with the preservation and health status of your spine and nervous system.
To understand health is to understand the central role of the brain and nervous system in maintaining the resistance of the body. Health maintenance is the primary function of the brain, not educational thoughts, language, poetry and other functions usually associated with the brain.Robert Ornstein, PhD & David Sobel, MD The Healing Brain
STRUCTURE AFFECTS FUNCTION
Improper structure and motion of the spinal column due to misalignments in the spine- commonly referred to as Vertebral Subluxations by Chiropractors- results in nervous system irritation aka “pinched nerves”. Subluxations in the spine have been associated with a number of disorders, which includes but are not limited to diseases or symptom groups, such as…
- High blood pressure
- Headaches or migraines
- Thyroid problems (weight-loss resistance)
- Numbness & tingling down the arms or legs
- Hormone Imbalances
- Low Back Pain
- Energy or fatigue issues
- Tension across the shoulders
- Poor posture
- Diabetes or neuropathy
- Neck Pain or stiffness
- Chronic body pain
Vertebral Subluxations are corrected by Chiropractors by spinal adjustments performed through their hands or instruments.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE ADDRESSES THE FUNCTION
Health = Function. Function = Health.
Let’s look at it in these terms: Optimal health is defined as your entire body functioning in harmony at 100%. Death is defined as functioning at 0%. The question is, what percentage are you functioning at? When dysfunction manifests inside our bodies we get into trouble.
As we progress through life we are constantly shifting and teetering on this scale of function or dysfunction based on our daily habits. This is because our bodies are constantly adapting and regulating their environment 24/7. This phenomenon is called homeostasis. This is amazing news for you and me. This means we are able to control our ability to be healthier or sicker based on our daily choices and spinal posture.
Only when we fall to about 60% function do we begin to feel the negative symptoms. This equates to stress or stressor(s) on our nervous system and body as a whole for some time.
1. The foundation of health begins with a properly functioning nervous system.
Your whole body is dependent on this vital system. It’s important to understand Health comes from within. Our bodies are self-regulating, self-adapting machines. Naturally born with the systems and processes it needs to overcome injury, illness, and disease. Chiropractic influences this self-healing process directly by improving the brain-body connection.
2. Chiropractors view you as a whole person and not the sum of your parts.
Chiropractors recognize that many factors affect your health, including exercise, nutrition, sleep, environment, and heredity. Chiropractic focuses on maintaining your health naturally to help your body resist disease, rather than simply treating the symptoms of the disease. We follow a very holistic mindset in our office.
3. Chiropractic care is a non-surgical alternative treatment for low back and neck pain, pinched nerves, and other types of chronic pain.
Chiropractic is a proven and effective pain relief treatment according to a recent Harvard Medical study and countless other studies.
4. Technological advances have come a long way since the birth of chiropractic 120 years ago.
We now have a better, more objective, scientific understanding of how the spine and nervous system function. SPINAL STRUCTURE AFFECTS BODY FUNCTION. In layman’s terms, poor posture = poor health.
In our office, we follow the latest scientific Chiropractic literature and only use the most effective spinal care available. EVERYTHING in our office is individually tailored based on your specific high-frequency digital x-rays, nerve scans, posture analysis, and motion/condition of your spine.
5. We teach you, your family, and your community how to achieve a lasting state of optimal health and maintain a healthy spine for years to come.
So, whatever your health goal is, we are here to help, in the most natural, safe, and effective ways to get YOU to an AbundantYOU.