What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is the world’s largest natural healing profession. It is based on the simple facts that our bodies are perfectly designed self-healing, self-functioning organism and that all our body’s functions are controlled by our nervous system. If the nervous system is properly communicating and controlling all the parts of our body, it should work perfectly, that is normal. When there is any interference to this communication between the brain and the body, things start to malfunction and go wrong. This is called a Subluxation. Chiropractors detect and correct this interference in your body so it can function properly and heal itself. We want your body to actually fix the problem and express its full health potential, not just cover up the symptoms. It’s that simple.
What is an Adjustment?
An Adjustment is a specific, controlled force designed to remove nerve interference allowing your body to function better and work the way it was designed to. They are incredibly safe and quite gentle. They can be delivered by hand or often by a computerized instrument called the ProAdjuster in our office.
What Can I Expect When I Visit the Chiropractor?
On your first visit, the Doctor will go through a complete health history, a computerized neurological scan, and a physical examination. You might also be sent for X-rays.
On your second visit, the Doctor will do a Report of Findings with you. The first part will discuss how one gets healthy and stays that way. The second part deals with your specific findings. Then if indicated we will discuss a plan of management and begin your treatment.
Your care plan may include home exercises and stretches to aid in your healing process.
In the initial intensive care phase, we are usually focused on specific complaints that brought you into the office. In later phases we may focus more on optimizing your body’s health potential. We don’t see you as often and may make recommendations on diet, exercise and other lifestyle issues to help you become healthier.
Who Can Benefit From Chiropractic Care?
Anyone with a compromised nervous system can see improvements to their health from seeing a chiropractor. We see patients from infants, to children, adults and centenarians. When we experience stress in our lives be it physical, chemical or emotional it affects our neurological function and our ability to express health. That is what a Chiropractor tries to help their patients with.
Chiropractic Care for Children?
Why would a child or an infant with or without any symptoms go to a chiropractor for a check-up? Starting from the trauma of the birth process itself, through falls, sports injuries; even our children experience repeated stresses in their life. If we can help their developing body handle that stress and function better, they will be healthier and less likely to experience problems down the road. Whenever possible it is better to maintain our health and avoid problems than wait until they occur and try to fix them after the fact. That is Healthcare versus Sickcare.