What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. Your nervous system consists of your brain, spinal cord, and millions of nerves. While your brain is protected by the skull, your spinal cord is protected by the twenty-four moving bones of the spine.

Many everyday activities can cause these spinal bones to lose their normal position or motion. This can result in nervous system dysfunction and ultimately, ill health. The chiropractic approach to better health is to detect, reduce, and help prevent nervous system dysfunction through correction of Vertebral Subluxation.

3 Stages of Chiropractic Care

  1. Initial Intensive Care
  2. After taking a complete case history, a thorough examination will be conducted.Visits may be frequent, depending on the severity of your condition.

  3. Corrective Care
  4. When your pain diminishes, the objective is to stabilize spinal function and promote healing. Muscles and soft tissues of the spine are strengthened during this stage of care, helping to avoid a relapse. Rehabilitation exercises will also be introduced.

  5. Wellness or Elective Care
  6. We recommend periodic checkups after the maximum restoration of spinal function.This type of preventive or wellness care can save time and money by keeping minor problems from becoming more serious, much like going to the dentist periodically.

What is an Adjustment?

Chiropractic care is known (but not exclusively) for its use of the adjustment, sometimes called manipulation. An adjustment is a precise procedure in which the trained Doctor of Chiropractic exerts specific corrective pressure at specific places on your spine or other joint.When a thorough examination reveals joints that are not in proper function, adjustments are applied to correct joint alignment and mobility, relieve associated muscle and nerve tension, improve balance and assist healing. In most cases, adjustments are performed with a handheld instrument or manually by the Doctor of Chiropractic.

If areas of abnormal spinal function are identified, your doctor will recommend a chiropractic care program. Your plan of care is based upon your age, condition, lifestyle, and unique spinal problem(s).