What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic literally means “treatment by hand”. Chiropractic is an art, science, and philosophy of how spinal function and the nervous system affect one’s overall health and well-being. Chiropractic works by restoring your inborn ability to be healthy.
When under the proper control of your nervous system, the body as a whole is designed to resist disease and ill health. The central nervous system is composed of the brain and the spinal cord. Its primary purpose is to control behavior and allow the body to function.
The spinal cord begins at the brain and extends down, passing through the spinal column. The spine is to protect the spinal cord. However, nerves that branch through the openings between the spine's vertebra feed to different parts of the body, such as organs, muscles, and skin.
When there is a loss of normal motion or position of the spine, it can irritate or impair the nervous system's function and affect the discs and the surrounding soft tissues. Since your care's primary focus is improved nervous system function, chiropractic can positively affect many health conditions not normally thought of as “back” problems.
A Doctor of Chiropractic specializes in detecting and correcting the joints with a restrictive range of motion and spinal dysfunction to alleviate the interference so the body can function at its fullest potential.
There is a time and place for every healthcare professional. Chiropractic is a conservative approach to allow the body to heal without the influence of drugs, medicine, and surgery.
However, we have no problems co-treating or referring out to fellow healthcare providers when it is necessary. Our main interest is doing what is best for each patient.
If healthcare professionals work together, our patients can respond better. Many back specialists consider chiropractic an integral part of an overall care plan towards treating injury and disease.
A precise, manual force in a specific direction to correct and restore the spine or joint's normal position and motion.
Active Release Technique (ART)
A hands-on, soft tissue technique treats muscle, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.
A safe, gentle means of removing the restriction and allowing biomechanical balance in the pelvic/sacral structure, muscles, and ligaments. This can decrease intrauterine constraints and allow the baby to drop into the pelvic basin more easily for birth.
A low force technique which utilizes a segmental drop table to assist in the movement of the spine.
A gentle, low traction movement helps open up the vertebra's space to relieve nerve pressure and disc pain.
A low force, a high-speed technique using a specific adjusting tool to assist in a chiropractic adjustment.
Cold Laser Therapy
A treatment that utilizes super pulsed lasers to deliver light energy to tissue to reduce pain and increase circulation to help accelerate the healing process.