CHIROPRACTIC: A health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation. – The World Federation of Chiropractic
The spine has an important function in the body. It protects the spinal cord, which is the central highway between your nervous system and every cell, organ, and tissue of the body. A healthy and aligned spine gives you the ability to walk, run, jump, lift, and feel every sensation in your body. When one of the spinal bones shifts out of its normal position, there may be pressure on surrounding, joints, muscles, discs, or nerves. This can interfere with the communication between your brain and your body, and ultimately affect how your body functions. When left untreated, these little changes and dysfunctions can potentially turn into more serious problems such as:
-muscle spasms and imbalance
-numbness in arms and legs
-shoulder, hip, knee pain
-joint and disc degeneration
-indigestion and heartburn
-lack of focus or energy
-weakened immune system
Chiropractic is safe, non-invasive, and effective in treating these musculoskeletal and spinal pain or injury from sports, auto accidents, or physical and repetitive activities of daily living. Our doctors of chiropractic analyze the human frame and the nervous system, detect spinal subluxations (spinal bones that misalign and irritate the surrounding nerves) by using manual muscle testing, then alleviate these misalignments by applying gentle, low force adjustments. These techniques include manual diversified adjustment, Thompson drops, activator, and low force impulse. The adjustment resets the joint motion to release the compression on the pain producing structures. It is often not painful and can provide immediate pain relief.
Chiropractic is also helpful for improving body function and movement, optimizing athletic performance, preventing pain, and increasing overall health. Our chiropractors are well versed in prescribing therapeutic exercises, providing nutritional counseling, and recommending lifestyle changes and injury prevention strategies to help you maintain optimal health.
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