"Look well to the spine for the cause of disease"
So what is Chiropractic?
It is the science, art and philosophy that chiropractors learn and share with their patients. It’s the lifestyle that health conscious people use to live life to their highest potential!!! Those who get adjusted regularly report consistently high levels of energy and focus, more restful sleep, patience; a stronger immune system to fight off disease; maximized performance and decreased stress beyond anything they’ve ever tried before.
Is chiropractic effective?
Chiropractic helps to remove postural imbalances and structural misalignments that can accumulate in our bodies over time. Chiropractic works by restoring your own inborn ability to be healthy. For your body to remain healthy, your nervous system must function well. For your nervous system to function well it must be free of interference. By restoring spinal function with Chiropractic adjustments, nerve interference by misaligned vertebrae is removed, thus allowing optimal nervous system function and improved health.
Why should I see a Chiropractor?
Seeing a chiropractor is not only for back pain and neck pain. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to keep your body at its peak performance through nutrition, adjustment and overall wellness. In addition, chiropractic care has been known to help a wide range of conditions from fibromyalgia to diabetes.
What is an adjustment?
An adjustment is a gentle and specific, non invasive force used by a chiropractor to unlock a person’s nervous system function and to promote healing. Everything that happens in our body is controlled by our nerves. Everything from thinking, to our emotions, to how often our heart beats and even when we take a breath. Our nervous system controls how we walk and talk.
A person in need of an adjustment may feel sluggish, foggy, lacking in energy, stiff, sore or even depressed. A person may have high blood pressure or a cold developing, and a good adjustment can help boost their immune system to better handle these health challenges. For me, personally, an adjustment keeps my energy high, makes me feel more focused and clear headed and helps me to stay at the top of my game!
What is Subluxation?
A subluxation is a misalignment of the spine causing interference with the nervous system. When the nervous system has interference, the signals it normally sends to the body become muffled and mixed up, and our bodies don’t function as well as they would otherwise.
How does chiropractic care work?
Chiropractic is an overall way of looking at the human body. It's based on the idea that the body is self-sustaining and self-healing. The body is in essence completely controlled by the brain through its connection via the spinal cord and the vast networks of nerves that make up the body. When this system is not functioning at its peak, the overall performance of the human body is lacking.
In the chiropractic world, drugs and medicine are not utilized as a form of treating a patient. While supplementation and nutrition are almost always a part of the bigger picture, drugs and prescriptions can be viewed as band-aids to treat symptoms rather than going to the source and treating the real problem.
While it's often perceived that the chiropractor is solely here to treat back and neck pain, this is simply a small piece of what the profession really is capable of handling. Chiropractors not only treat soft and hard tissue problems such as sciatica and joint pain, but are largely called on to deal with more significant issues. Some of these issues include fibromyalgia, allergies, insomnia, headaches and many more.
What can I expect from my visit to a chiropractor?
Going to the Chiropractor is a new experience for many of us. Maybe we've heard through a friend or have done some research online. It's possible that you are just fed up with living in pain and it's time to do something about it. In either case, your first visit to the chiropractor will really be about getting to know the chiropractor and discussing your history, current condition and goals.
What results can I expect from treatment?
Chiropractic is based on the idea of removing imbalances both structural and postural in an effort to allow our body to heal itself. For this to happen the network of nerves and signals from your brain, down your spinal cord, to the network of nerves must be allowed to flow freely without any interruption. Chiropractors have the ability and skill to remove these interruptions or misalignments and allow the body to perform as it was meant to.
If you've ever been in a car accident, played a sport, fell down or just bumped into something too hard, it's very possible that you are not functioning at your best due to a misalignment. While there are many potential mechanical or structural causes for misalignment, there are also chemical reasons. For instance, if you smoke or drink excessively or even just have a poor diet, the chemical issues in your body can eventually cause underlying conditions and disease to appear.
Allowing a chiropractor to get you back on track both chemically and structurally will bring your body back to the proper state it should be in to perform at its peak.
What are some things in your life that might improve or benefit from a chiropractic adjustment?
Who is the first person that comes to your mind that you wish was following in more healthy footsteps?