"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease." ~Thomas Edison, Inventor
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractors have been helping to reduce pain, improve function and restore motion for over 100 years. Several medical studies have shown that chiropractic is effective for treatment of back pain, neck pain, dizziness, headaches, sciatica, and even high blood pressure.
How does it work?
Chiropractic is amazingly simple and very safe because this type of care is based on the philosophy that there is an inherent ability within the human body to heal itself and maintain a healthy, vibrant state. The Doctor's job is to assist your body in maintaining that state, and to promote the body's self healing.
What does a chiropractor do?
Chiropractors are trained to examine and diagnose the underlying cause of a condition or symptom and treat or refer accordingly. Often one of the underlying problems is loss of motion in a joint, called a restriction. It has been shown that if one joint loses movement, the body compensates by moving too much in other areas, which may lead to pain and degenerative changes. Once a restricted joint is identified, the doctor works to mobilize the fixated areas, restoring function to these joints. There are many causes of restricted joints, the most common being poor posture.
How is the nervous system involved?
In the spine, joints that have lost proper motion can also affect the nervous system. It is the nervous system that connects the brain with every system, muscle, organ, and tissue of the body. Proper nerve supply is essential for the body to function at its full potential. If there is over stimultion or interference to the nerve impulses to a particular area of the body, the result is stress. If that stress persists, symptoms like pain, stiffness and decreased energy levels will occur.