Returning your body to a natural state of self-healing.
The Benefits of Chiropractic
Short-term and regular chiropractic care have a number of benefits including:
- spinal and extremity pain relief
- headache relief
- increased mobility and range of motion
- decreased stiffness and muscular spasms
- arthritic joint pain relief
- increased joint health
- increased performance and energy
- increased sense of well being and relaxation
- increased balance and coordination
- reduced degeneration and risk of injury
- enhanced tissue healing
- decreased tissue inflammation
What do chiropractors do?
Practically speaking, chiropractors are primarily concerned with locating and treating vertebral misalignments.
A vertebral misalignment is a complex of functional and/or structural and/or pathological articular (joint) changes that compromise neural integrity and may influence organ system function and general health.
Using a number of unique and highly refined skills, the chiropractor checks the patient's spine for any misalignments, fixations or other abnormalities. If abnormalities or other issues are detected, the chiropractor will generally apply a gentle force in a corrective manner to the affected spinal area.
Chiropractors use many specialized techniques to identify and treat these spinal abnormalities and optimize overall health. In addition to spinal adjustive techniques, soft tissue techniques such as massage, dietary and nutritional counseling, physical therapies, and lifestyle modification programs are commonly employed.
The chiropractor treats you by performing a series of adjustments to return normal motion to fixated or dysfunctional joints of the spine, arms or legs. The return of normal joint movements allow proper nerve and blood flow, reduces or stops symptoms like pain, muscle spasms, sciatica or headaches caused by “pinched” nerves. Properly moving spinal joints help reduce the degenerative arthritic process and help the organs systems such as your stomach to function normally.
The Goal of Chiropractic
Because chiropractic treatments are primarily applied to the spinal region, many individuals incorrectly assume that chiropractors treat only back and neck ailments. While we do quickly and effectively eliminate back and neck pain, it's not the only goal. The objective is to restore and optimize human health. In fact, according to a statement from The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, "The purpose of chiropractic is to optimize health."
What is an adjustment?
The term “adjustment” refers to specific corrective movements either traditional “hands-on” or light technique instrumentation applied to malfunctioning vertebrae spinal joints that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. Given mainly to the spine, chiropractic adjustments involve applying a controlled, skillful hand movement to a stuck joint. Adjustments are done to increase the range and quality of motion in the area of being treated to revive proper nerve flow.
Is chiropractic care safe?
Yes. Chiropractic adjustments are safer than asprin, muscle relaxers and back surgery. Millions of chiropractic adjustments are made safely to satisfied patients from babies to the elderly every day.
How Chiropractic Differs
There is a significant and very important difference between the way chiropractors and medical doctors approach health ailments.
When evaluating and treating patients, chiropractors take a holistic approach which includes identifying and correcting the cause(s) of the patient's health ailment. In contrast, the medical approach tends to focus more on the treating the symptoms of a condition rather than focusing primarily on the actual cause(s).
Chiropractors believe that correcting the cause of the problem provides significant long-term benefits over only treating the symptoms.
Will I need to come back often?
While some conditions require a short series of treatment sessions to revolve symptoms, longer care is required to assure more permanent corrections and to help with chronic, more serious conditions. My goal is always to get your body back to a natural state of self-healing as soon as possible.
Is my insurance accepted?
We accept all major insurance carriers. If you do not currently have insurance, we always accept cash.