We understand that to many people Chiropractic care can be a bit confusing.
We’ve included some answers to frequently asked questions so that you can be at ease with Chiropractic Care. Please click on the questions below to display the answers.
It’s the role of the chiropractor to examine the patient, specifically the spine, and then determine if there is proper spinal motion and position. The reason being, that the nervous system (which consists of the brain, the spinal cord, and all the nerves branching from them) regulates and controls every function of your body. The nervous system goes to the heart, liver, lungs, skin, muscles, respiratory system, every part of your body; and science has proven that our bodies are either directly or indirectly controlled by the nervous system.
Many people think of chiropractors as bone doctors, but the better interpretation is nerve doctors. Yes, we adjust the bones and joints, but this is done in order to remove any interference or insult to the nervous systems ability to express its inborn healing potential, its innate intelligence. The nervous system is so extensive that you can’t put the point of a pin anywhere on your body, without feeling that point. And if you feel the point of that pin, that means that you have contacted and stimulated your nervous system. This is an example of the pinpoint distribution of our nervous system.
The concern of the doctor of chiropractic is this: If you have altered spinal mechanics, such as loss of proper motion or improper positioning, that can irritate your nerves and inhibit your nervous systems ability to express 100% of its function. It’s the role of the chiropractor to examine the patient through palpation, x-rays (if indicated), and other tests or procedures to determine if the cause of the patient’s affliction, before or after the presentation of symptoms, is due to the vertebral subluxation complex.
Subluxation A Vertebral Subluxation is a condition in which one or more of the twenty-four moveable bones of the spinal column is misaligned and interferes with the delicate nerves that exit between the spinal bones. This causes irritation to the nerve and impairs its ability to transmit or receive vital nerve messages from various parts of the body.
Subluxations are commonly caused by stress from poor posture, poor sleeping habits, slips and falls, vehicular accidents, sports impacts, strenuous exercise, work injuries, childhood falls, medication and substance abuse, and even the birth process.
Chiropractic treatments called spinal adjustments are comfortable, safe, and highly effective. People of all ages, including infants and the elderly, can receive chiropractic care to get healthy and stay healthy.
Years of education, training, and experience enable your chiropractor to determine if chiropractic care can benefit you and/or members of your family. Chiropractors are highly educated, caring professionals sensitive to your natural health care needs.
Many people don’t realize that chiropractic care has an excellent record of success in helping not only neck and back pain, but in conditions such as headaches, allergies, asthma, digestive disorders, and other organic health conditions, as well. Maintaining a healthy, well-aligned spine and normally functioning nervous system, is perhaps the most overlooked key to worldwide health.