What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health care system which directly concerns itself with the nervous system and its relation to the function of the human body. Interference with the body’s muscular, nervous and skeletal systems impairs many important body functions and lowers resistance to disease. Chiropractors correct “vertebral subluxations” (vertebrae in the spine which have lost their normal position and are causing pressure on connected tissue, joints and nerves) which inhibit the body from allowing total health.
Chiropractors are concerned with a patients overall well-being and recognize that many factors affect health, including: stress, exercise, diet, rest, environment and heredity. Chiropractic is the largest, drugless, natural healing profession in the world, which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.
The key to understanding Chiropractic is to remember that health comes from within, and Chiropractic targets the healing power within your body to create an abundance of vitality and wellness.
Welcome to Chiropractic!
You are about to join many of your neighbors who already have recognized the power of chiropractic care. You may ask what is chiropractic and how can it help me? What people learn from chiropractic is that it offers a natural, drugless avenue for healthcare. The truth is that chiropractic has become the largest drugless health care profession in the world because it has helped millions of people recover from sickness and disability, minimizing the use of drugs and surgery. People who suffered from migraine headaches profess “Chiropractic is for headaches.” People with low back pain may tell you “chiropractic is for low back pain” The same applies for those who suffer from digestive problems, asthma, back and neck pain, sciatica, colds and colic. People also visit the chiropractor to gain energy, improve sports performance, to resist disease and to live drug-free, a healthy way of life for them and their families. More specifically, chiropractic is a system of health care that releases a serious form of stress from your body. These are vertebral subluxations in your spine, which can affect nerves, muscles, internal organs, discs, bones and brain, weakening your overall health.
What do chiropractors do?
Chiropractor’s work to remove serious interference or stress in your life and spine called subluxations. A condition that puts pressure on nerves, unbalances your body, lowers your resistance to disease and weakens you. Subluxations prevent you from functioning at your best. Living free of vertebral subluxations allows your body to be balanced and absent of stress on your nervous system. By removing subluxations, you are better able to use your inner resources to achieve health and healing. Chiropractic is about bringing out the best in you!
When do you need to see a Chiropractor?
You should consult a chiropractor…
- if you experience painful joints or aching muscles that last more than three days. (this includes not only the spine but knees, feet, ankles, elbows, wrist, shoulders, etc.)
- if you experience pain during movement.
- if your best friend is an electric heating pad.
- if you have pain associated with sitting or sleeping or lifting.
- if you experience trauma from a motor vehicle accident. (new or old)
- if you experience chronic headaches not relieved by medication or only temporarily relieved by medication.
- if you have experienced a sports injury. (or even suspect that you have one)
- if you prefer a holistic approach to the treatment of pain or injury using natural methods.