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What is Chiropractic

What_Is_Chiro.jpgTaking A Natural Systemic Approach To Healing

Chiropractic is an overall way of looking at the human body. It's based on the idea that the body is self-sustaining and self-healing. The body is in essence completely controlled by the brain through its connection via the spinal cord and the vast networks of nerves that make up the body. When this system is not functioning at its peak, the overall performance of the human body is lacking.

In the chiropractic world, drugs and medicine are not utilized as a form of treating a patient. While supplementation and nutrition are almost always a part of the bigger picture, drugs and prescriptions can be viewed as band-aids to treat symptoms rather than going to the source and treating the real problem.

While it's often perceived that the chiropractor is solely here to treat back and neck pain, this is simply a small piece of what the profession really is capable of handling. Chiropractors not only treat soft and hard tissue problems such as sciatica and joint pain, but are largely called on to deal with more significant issues. Some of these issues include fibromyalgia, allergies, insomnia, headaches and many more.

How do I know if chiropractic care is right for me?

The best way to know is to come in and either have a brief consult with the doctor or have an examination. If your condition is related to:

  • Any joint(s) in the body
  • The nervous system
  • Muscle spasm or imbalance
  • Arthritic conditions

 Can be helped by chiropractic care?

If you are in the right place I will let you know.

If I start coming in for chiropractic care do I need to come forever?

You can come in for any type of care you wish. Just like going to the dentist you can come in for acute care, rehabilitative care, or wellness care.

Do adjustments hurt?

Adjustments are done very gently. However we are touching areas that already may have pain and inflammation so there may be some brief soreness. This can be countered by using heat or ice and is usually quickly resolving. Usually adjustments actually feel good!

Do you give me exercises to help heal the area?

Yes when the time is right I always give supportive exercises, stretches and other home modifications and treatments.