What is Chiropractic?

The science of chiropractic focuses on the body’s skeletal system and takes a holistic approach towards healthcare. The spine houses and protects the spinal cord, which is the “switchboard” through which information is transmitted through your nervous system from the brain to all parts of the body.

In the event of acute injury or repetitive micro traumas related to physical and daily activities, an accumulation of stress occurs resulting in a misalignment or restriction of spinal or extremity joints. These misalignments or restrictions interfering with the information being transmitted by the nervous system may cause:

  • Inhibited mobility
  • Pain and discomfort
  • Body functioning at less than its optimal level
  • Increased risk for potential injury

The term “subluxation” is used to describe misaligned and restricted joints of the spine and extremities that results in nerve interference. Subluxation results in the body being out of balance, restricting movement and causing the body to not function at its optimal level. This lack of proper function, diminished mobility, and imbalance results in the body working harder and less efficiently during both physical and daily activities, causing an increased stress on the body impairing functional movement. The increased functional stress will gradually increase, often without the patient feeling anything, resulting in the body not moving as efficiently as it should leading to an increased risk of potential injury and impaired performance. Chiropractic adjustments realign the structure so nerve impulses are not restricted, the body is in balance, and proper movement is restored.  When the spine and extremities are properly functioning, the cause of the pain and subluxation is removed, and the body will be able to function at its optimal level.

A few of the conditions for which chiropractic is an effective treatment are:

  • Sports related injuries
  • Low back pain
  • Upper and middle back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Foot, knee, and hip problems
  • Wrist, elbow, and shoulder problems
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Disc disorders
  • Improving your health and wellness