What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a natural form of health care and a science of the nervous system and spine. It recognizes that all systems in the body are self-developing, self-maintaining and self-healing.
Chiropractic believes that the body works best when the nervous system is free of detrimental interferences, which cause malfunction, symptoms, diseases, and a reduced quality of health and function.
There are usually three main interferences: physical trauma, emotional stresses and environmental toxins.
Improper function of the spine, due to slight misalignments called subluxations, can cause health problems even in areas far from the spine and spinal cord.
How Chiropractic Can Help You?
Chiropractors correct subluxation, allowing your nervous system to function at its best, releasing your body’s innate potential to regain health naturally and paving the way for you to experience wellness throughout life.
No part of your body escapes the dominance of your nervous system, which control and coordinate the various functions of all cells, organs and systems of the body. Correcting misalignments and restoring proper function to the nervous system, is a way of helping your body to heal naturally while permitting normal nerve transmission, which assists your body with its own recovery of full function.
Your First Visit
When you visit a Doctor of Chiropractic, you will be evaluated using time-honored methods, including a comprehensive consultation, case history, physical examination, and X-ray examination when absolutely necessary, as we do not recommend frequent or unnecessary body exposure to radiation. In addition, you will receive a careful Chiropractic structural examination, with particular attention paid to the spine as well as your first treatment.
While you may first visit a Chiropractor to relieve pain in the lower back or assist with sciatica, neck pain, or headaches, you will learn that a Chiropractor looks at your health as a whole and will work in partnership with you to ensure overall optimal health and wellness, while recognizing the many factors that affect your health, such as exercise, nutrition, sleep, and environment. Chiropractic focuses on maintaining your body’s natural health to help you resist disease, rather than simply treating the symptoms of a disease or condition, but also works with other healthcare professionals when necessary.
If your condition requires attention from another branch of the healthcare profession, that recommendation or referral will be made.