WHY YOU NEED IT
The reason why everyone should have their spine checked and maintained is because of the constant stress and strain we put on our spine. Falls, accidents, injuries, bad posture, sleeping the wrong way, sitting too long, standing too long, and lifting heavy objects can all cause spinal misalignments. The birthing process, learning to walk, teething and playground injuries also cause misalignments. When the spine moves out of position, it blocks the energy flowing through the nerve system. If you block the energy flowing through the nerve system, the body cannot receive the messages from the brain properly. This form of blockage is referred to as a subluxation. We can detect and correct these subluxations and allow the innate intelligence flowing through your nerve system to express itself properly. You deserve to be healthy. In order to express health your spine has to be in proper alignment. The longer the misalignment has been there the more damage it can cause. So make sure to call today and schedule a consultation to make sure your body is working the way it’s designed to.
LOW FORCE TECHNIQUES
When it comes to chiropractic one of the things that concerns people the most is the hands on adjusting (aka cracking). Fear no more. If you are concerned about a hands on adjustment we have low force equipment to adjust your spine without any noises.
Low Force Tonal Techniques
Your body holds onto stress in surrounding muscles, tissues and fascia. Tonal techniques are designed to help release the stress by balancing the energy that flows through the muscles and fascia. By balancing the energy the body releases the stress and often times the spine naturally returns to its optimal position.
The difference between the main stream model of chiropractic and principled chiropractic is that the principled chiropractor operates under one major premise. The major premise is that there is a universal intelligence in all matter organizing it and maintaining its existence. A part of that intelligence is resident in each person and referred to as innate intelligence. The expression of this intelligence through matter is the sole purpose and objective of a principled chiropractor. This is what chiropractic was found upon however most chiropractors today do not practice with this understanding. The foundation of everything we do in this office is based on the understanding that there is a supreme intelligence running this body and if we can remove the interference that supreme intelligence will naturally restore health and balance from within.
Chiropractic Care FAQ'S
Most frequent questions and answers
There’s nothing mysterious about chiropractic. It’s a natural method of health care that focuses on correcting the cause(s) of physical problems, rather than just treating the symptoms. Chiropractic is based on a simple but powerful premise. With a normally functioning spine and healthy nerve system, your body is better able to heal itself. That’s because your spine is the lifeline of your nervous system. It controls feeling, movement, and all function through your body.
Chiropractic works by restoring your body’s inborn ability to be healthy. When under the proper control of your nervous system, all the cells, tissues, and organs of your body are designed to resist disease and ill health. The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and remove interferences (subluxations, misaligned vertebrae) to your nervous system. With improved spinal function, there is improved nervous system function. The goal of the chiropractor is to remove interference that may be impairing normal health through specific chiropractic adjustments, allowing your body to heal itself. A healthy spine and a healthy lifestyle are your keys to optimal health!
No. Since a chiropractic adjustment is a specific force, applied in a specific direction to a specific joint, it is virtually impossible to adjust oneself correctly and accurately.
It is possible to turn or bend or twist in certain ways to create a “popping” sound that sometimes accompanies a chiropractic adjustment. Unfortunately, this type of joint manipulation is usually counterproductive, often making an already unstable spine even more unstable, and can sometimes be dangerous. Adjusting the spine is not for amateurs!
A subluxation is a misalignment in one or more areas of the spine that creates pressure on either the spinal cord or nerve(s) interfering with the proper flow of information between the brain and the body. Subluxations can lead to malfunction, symptoms, and if left uncorrected chronic illness and crisis. 90% of subluxations are painless which is why it is vital to be examined.
Our technology can objectively detect the presence of subluxations. Harvard university studies have shown that 80% f these misalignments can occur from birth causing a variety of different health conditions in children. All children should be checked from an early age to ensure proper development and a healthy upbringing.
Not always. A subluxation is like a dental cavity–you may have it for a long time before symptoms appear. That’s why periodic spinal checkups are so important. Although it may be possible to know you have a subluxation, it is rarely possible to be sure you don’t. Regular spinal checkups are always a good idea, and they promote good health from the inside out.
A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is subluxated, “locked up,” or not moving properly. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is to eliminate interference to the nervous system, improving spinal function and overall health. “Gentle spinal adjustments boost your body’s immunity.”
Yes. It’s an unfortunate fact that up to half of those who had spinal surgery discover a return of their original symptoms months or years later. They then face the prospect of additional surgery.
This too common occurrence is know as “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.” Chiropractic may help prevent repeated back surgeries. In fact, if chiropractic care is initially, utilized back surgery can often be avoided in the first place.
Doctors of Chiropractic are well educated. Chiropractic education and medical education are similar in many respects and different in others because chiropractors do not prescribe drugs or perform surgery, and medical doctors do not correct vertebral subluxations. After graduating with a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) Degree, each candidate passes the demanding four part National Board Examinations. Then, doctors apply to a governmental or professional licensing board and pass a still more difficult test before being granted the privilege to practice. A chiropractor’s education, however, never ends. Most doctors complete regular postgraduate instruction for license renewal and to stay current on the latest research and adjustment techniques.
Yes. Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative and natural approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs. As proof, one merely has to compare malpractice rates between chiropractors and other health care professionals. Chiropractors’ malpractice premiums are a small fraction of those for medical doctors.
No. The doctor evaluates each patient’s unique spinal problem and develops an individual course of care. Each chiropractic adjustment builds on the one before. The resulting recommendations are based upon years of training and experience. Each patient’s care is uniquely different from every other patient.
Anytime is a good time for a better functioning nerve system. Pregnant mothers find that chiropractic adjustments improve their pregnancy and make delivery easier for themselves and their baby. Adjusting methods are always adapted to a patients size, weight, age, and condition of health.
Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked for vertebral subluxation. Naturally, chiropractic adjusting procedures are adapted for the child’s spine. Many childhood health complaints that are brushed off can be traced to the spine. Health problems that emerge in adulthood could often be prevented by having your children’s spine checked by a chiropractor early. Most parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and are healthier than their peers.
Chiropractors base their care on the detection correction, and prevention of vertebral subluxations (spinal misalignments). We use specific spinal adjustments to correct the spin, to improve nerve system functions and reduce nerve interference. Osteopaths use drugs, surgery, and other traditional medical therapies and only occasionally use manipulative procedures.
Actually, adjustments do not always produce a sound. Often, however, adjustments do create the sound of a spinal “release,” or “popping” sound. The sound is caused by gas rushing in to fill the partial vacuum created when the joints are slightly separated. This sound is painless and totally harmless.
Chiropractors take x-rays to reveal the internal structure and alignment of the spine. We are also concerned about underlying disease processes and disorders of the spine such as spinal deterioration, arthritis of the spine, abnormal development, bone spurs, disc disorders, tumors and spinal curvature. X-rays also provide a blueprint for correcting the spine back to optimal health and alignment.