Chiropractic Care

The Basics To Chiropratics

General Chiropractic Care

CHIROpractic is the most chosen method of care for acute and chronic conditions. Roughly 22 million Americans receive CHIROpractic care, annually.

Trained Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments to properly align the body's musculoskeletal structure, enabling the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. This is done by restoring normal movement and position of vertebrae and joints previously restricted by injured tissue due to injury. Often these injuries include falling and repetitive stress from daily activities.

Given the importance of your neck to your overall mobility, it is important to understand the root of your pain and treat it correctly. Our doctors are trained to seek out the underlying issue whether it be whiplash, postural imbalances, sprains, strains, pinched nerves, and arthritis. An adjustment is designed to properly align your spine so that each nerve receives the most efficient signal from the brain to the spinal cord. This improves nerve irrability and nerve function to improve range of motion.

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There are many uses for Chiropractic Care beyond the spine:

Musculoskeletal - Musculoskeletal (soft tissue injury) is our most commonly treated ailment, particularly after an auto accident. Covering general aches, pains, tightness, and even muscle weakness.

Headaches - Chiropractic Care has been very effective at treatment tension headaches, especially those originating in the neck. One study, out of Duke University, even found that those who stopped Chiropractic treatment after four weeks remained headache free in contrast to those patients who received pain medication.

Osteoarthritis - Chiropractic manipulations can correct joint dysfunction in the spine, mobilizing spine joints and decreasing pain for patients with osteoarthritis and degenerative discs. This can be an effective way to manage the level of pain for those suffering the condition.

Fibromyalgia - Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder involving widespread pain and sensitivity in the entire musculoskeletal system. Patients have responded favorably to Chiropractic adjustments combined with specific soft tissue compression. In one study, 60% of patients experienced significant improvement in pain reduction, improved sleep, and decreased fatigue.

Ear Infections - Ear infections account for over 35% of all pediatrician visits in the United States. Antibiotics, the most common treatment, are not always effective and may even lead to a recurrence. The benefits of Chiropractic adjustment have been shown to be very effective in the treatment of ear infections. When the spine is misaligned, the upper neck can affect the way the body heals by disrupting nerve signals. Children who receive a very light manual adjustment can help speed up the healing time.

Asthma - Studies have shown a connection between manual manipulation therapy and improved symptoms of asthma. Parents and children have experienced lowered severity of asthmatic symptoms following treatment.

Blood Pressure - A 2007 study in the Journal of Human Hypertension, noted a significant decrease in blood pressure following a chiropractic adjustment to the Atlas vertebra (aptly named after Greek mythology Atlas, condemned to hold up the sky for eternity) located at the base of the skull.

Healthy Pregnancy - Chiropractic care can provide pelvic balance and alignment during pregnancy. A misaligned pelvis may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. In addition, Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to balance the pelvis and reduce stress on the uterus and supporting ligaments. This balance has been clinically shown to allow for optimal fetal positioning, known as the Webster Technique.

Organ Function - The nervous system coordinates every function of the human body, with a large portion of it passing through your spine. The spinal cord acts as a major cable exiting your brain, traveling down your spinal column, and branching off into nerves throughout your body. Every organ depends on uninterrupted nerve energy to function optimally.

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