Chiropractic is a form of health care that believes that good health and well-being are the natural disposition of the body. An essential part of good health is the proper alignment of the spine. In some cases the pain is derived from the misalignment of the spine, also called a subluxation. The chiropractic physician removes the cause of pain and allows the body to heal itself by correcting the subluxations of the spine. Chiropractic is non-invasive and conservative in its approach to health. It does not utilize drugs or surgery, but rather enhances the body’s ability to heal itself.
A subluxation is when one or more of the bones of your spine move out of position and interrupt the proper function of the nerves running down the spine. This irritation interferes with the communication of the brain and the rest of the body, thereby leading to dysfunction and disease. Doctors of Chiropractic work to locate subluxations and correct them.
Accurately identifying the cause of spinal pain or other discomforts almost always requires a thorough consultation and examination. Individuals should not assume their pain stems from the same problem, for example, their neighbor had, and thus what has helped their neighbor will help them. Just as every individual is unique and different from the next, so too are the health conditions they suffer and the treatments they require.
Chiropractic doctors are highly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue injuries and abnormalities common to the spine, extremities and rest of the body. Rest assured that if you are suffering from back or neck problems, extremity problems or other health-related ailments chiropractic can provide you with the effective professional relief you demand. If your condition is out of the chiropractic scope or would be more appropriately managed by another health care specialist, we will gladly and promptly make the necessary referral.
Chiropractic has helped millions of people worldwide suffering from all types of problems and not just back and neck ailments. Chiropractic works with the spinal column and its intimate relationship with the nervous system - the major controller of all bodily functions. By optimizing spinal column structure and biomechanics, irritation and stress are removed and health can once again be achieved.
You may be surprised to learn that research studies have provided scientific evidence showing chiropractic care is not only effective in the treatment of back and neck ailments, but can also provide effective relief with children suffering from ear infections, women suffering from dysmenorrhea (painful menses), and a number of other seemingly "non-spinal" conditions. While it's not prudent to guarantee relief from such conditions or claim to "treat" these conditions, chiropractic has successfully helped millions of individuals with all sorts of health conditions by positively affecting the nervous system.
Of course, doctors of chiropractic are best known for their success in treating back and neck problems. Through the use of chiropractic spinal adjustments and other highly specialized chiropractic techniques, chiropractors have established themselves as the back and neck injury specialists. Many medical experts are now coming to understand the true effectiveness of chiropractic care and are recommending major changes in the way our health care system manages many common spinal problems