WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?
Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on the health of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. It is an integrative and holistic healthcare model that looks to establish and maintain proper posture and musculoskeletal biomechanics, as well as alleviate the physical manifestation of stress placed on the body. Chiropractors are highly specialized in analyzing joint mobility and correcting improper biomechanics through different adjustment techniques. Adjustments of both the spine and extremities are used to restore proper joint mobility and neural communication.
Cumulative stress of any kind (mental, spiritual, physical, or neurological) can directly affect the body’s biomechanics and how it functions neurologically. Restoring proper intersegmental biomechanics of the spine and extremities allows the body to respond and adapt better to the effects of stress on the body. Restoring proper joint biomechanics through chiropractic adjustments is a natural and non-invasive approach to treating the root cause of many dysfunctions in the body.
Maintaining a state of health is crucial because good health is truly your only asset. But to achieve true health, we first have to identify what it is. Health is a dynamic state of wholeness in which your body can accurately perceive its constantly changing needs and respond appropriately in a timely manner. Your body manages this via your nervous system.
Your nervous system is comprised of your brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves branching off the spinal cord leading to every cell, tissue, and organ in your body. Through this network of nerves your brain is able to assess your changing needs and coordinate appropriate responses for every situation your body encounters. The chiropractic profession is based on the study of the nervous system and its role in sustaining health. Chiropractic recognizes that you are either in the ongoing process of adapting to stress or succumbing to the effects of it.
While most people come into our office because specific issues or symptoms are limiting their ability to live their best life, it’s important to note that chiropractic is not a treatment for any specific diseases. It is meant to correct the physical effects of stress, specifically in the spinal column (musculoskeletal system) that are leading to your symptoms of sickness or dis-ease. The type of symptom does not matter, since we’re getting to the root cause of the dysfunction.
Achieving true spinal correction is based upon repetition, time, and energy. It takes repetition and time to fully correct the spinal stresses that have been accumulating for years. Finally, it takes energy on both the doctor’s part and the patient’s part (in the form of home care) to see a full restoration of true health. Because analysis and correction are not limited to just the area of pain and symptoms, integration tends to be more complete and healing experiences are deeper in all areas of the body, mind, and spirit.
WHO NEEDS CHIROPRACTIC?
We believe life is an athletic event. We also believe everyone is subject to the effects of stress they are daily placed under. Maintenance and preventative chiropractic adjustments are consistently correlated with a decrease in injury rates, pain, and even blood pressure, among other symptoms while simultaneously increasing energy, white blood cell counts (immunity), synovial fluid production in joints, overall mobility and motion, and better quality of sleep. While chiropractic is an amazing approach to dealing with any symptoms you may have, it is also used by people in all walks and stages of life to keep themselves healthy and prevent the development of any dysfunctions.