Chiropractic Overview

General overview of Chiropractic Care:

When you cut off a piece of a hanging mobile, it will shift to rest at a new point of balance. When your body suffers a physical trauma, small or large, it too finds a different balance to compensate for the change. This new alignment can result in pain and dysfunction over time, if not immediately. The point of pain isn’t necessarily the location of the problem. A part of the body may experience pain because it is compensating for the trauma to another part, which may feel fine.

As a chiropractor I will locate the area of imbalance and correct it with musculoskeletal adjustment. Contrary to common assumption, chiropractic care is not all about the back. It uses the spine, however, as the primary means for its practitioners to effect changes in health. Chiropractors use the spine to correct imbalances affecting the rest of the body-knees, ankles, hips, shoulders, elbows, even migraine headaches resulting from improper alignment of the neck. These changes are made possible by “unblocking” the pathway of nerves from the brain to all other parts of the body.

Chiropractors may treat specific conditions and make people feel better, but their goals are more general. The basic premise of the chiropractic system is that through gentle adjustments, or “treatments”, practitioners are able to realign spinal vertebrae that have become displaced through injury, poor posture, lack of muscle tone or stress and are causing a disruption of nerve function. Through manual adjustments of the vertebrae chiropractors are able to relieve the pressure on nerves, which enables the body to tap its immense curative powers.

Chiropractors believe that their treatments enable the immune system to perform optimally, helping patients better arm themselves against insults to their good health.