Chiropractic care believes all parts of the body are a system working together for total health. It is the most widely used alternative healing method in the western world.
Chiropractic works because the brain stem and spinal cord are the primary pathways for nerve impulses to and from the brain. Messages passing through these nerves control the function of virtually every system of the body. Chiropractic works to clear neural pathways so your body can heal and be free from pain.
Good health is a combination of body function, nutritional balance, emotional balance and managing stress. Everyday things can cause the bones to lose their normal motion or position. This sets off a chain reaction affecting the spinal bones, nerves, muscles, and soft tissues, and results in degenerative changes in the body.
Chiropractic restores and maintains body function by identifying body imbalances while correcting improper nerve functioning and spinal misalignment.
The first adjustment begins to restore the vertebra to their natural position. The soft tissues, muscles, and ligaments are stretched when the vertebra is in an unnatural position, so these tissues must have time to "rehabilitate." Normally, proper muscle tone, ligament position, and the shape of the vertebrae will keep the vertebrae in place.
Treatment starts with a complete health history to discover old injuries, chronic problems, and present symptoms.
A standing x-ray of the spine is taken to show the spine in its natural weight-bearing state. Subluxations are determined by careful analysis of the x-rays, palpation of the soft tissue of the spine, range of motion studies, and other tests such as dietary evaluation, body fat analysis, and reflex testing.
After taking your health history, x-rays, and evaluations, the chiropractor will meet with you to recommend a treatment plan. A complete information panel will be available so all questions can be answered.