What Is Chiropractic Care?
We're glad you asked! Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-surgical approach to healing and wellness. Chiropractic care restores health and prevents injury by improving the structural integrity of the body, primarily the spine. The brain communicates with the rest of the body via the spinal cord and nervous system. When functioning perfectly, this communication is uninterrupted, and the messages go to and from the brain without interference.
Addressing the Root of the Problem
The nervous system serves as the body's wiring. If this wiring is inhibited, the signal does not reach the intended body part, and illness may result. Such interferences can manifest anywhere along your spine. Pain in your arm or hand may actually be caused by a problem in your neck, where the nerves connecting to that hand originate.
The body is an amazing machine! In fact, it is a self healing organism. Yes, it's designed to heal itself! For example, did you know you get a brand new liver every month? Every 24 days, all the old liver cells die in the body and it creates a whole new liver. The body is in a constant state of change and repair. In order to maintain this order in the body, it has to managed by a master controller.
The nervous system is what controls the body and all the healing and repair. It is like a computer control center to the entire body. It is constantly communicating to every single muscle, tissue, cell, nook and cranny of YOU! When it is functioning properly, you have the best health you have ever had in your life. This is called normal.
However, if something interferes with the function of this system and the body is not able to do this, it will NOT be able to do what it is designed and programmed to do...and the body will begin to do its own thing.
My job as a chiropractor is to remove an interference so that the body will function normally.
According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, chiropractic care focuses on the relationship of structure and function (as coordinated by the nervous system), and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of your health. Qualified chiropractors are professional practitioners, delivering long-term care at a fraction of the cost of drug treatments and surgery.
The Thompson Technique, developed by Dr. J. Clay Thompson, has evolved into a system of analysis and means of adjusting the spinal cord. The combination produces precise
The primary purpose of Trigger Point Therapy is to reduce the pain that results from hypersensitive muscles. Trigger points are identified by gently pressing on the surface of the skin, sensing the texture of the underlying muscle.
A trigger point is like a knot the size of a pea, buried deep in the muscle tissue. It is made up of lactic acid, a normal byproduct of muscular activity, which sometimes gets trapped in the muscle from physical, chemical or emotional stress.
This technique makes use of specialized drop-piece mechanisms in the table to assist the adjustment. Individual cushions or "drop pieces" located along the table support each area of the spine until the thrust is given. Then, each drop-piece gently gives way, reducing the pressure needed to move a specific spinal segment.
Acupuncture is one of the key components of the system of traditional Chinese medicine. It is proposed that Acupuncture produces it's effects through regulating the nervous system, thus aiding the
activity of pain killing bio-chemicals such as endorphins and immune system cells at specific sites in the body.
Our office employs many physical therapy modalities, including ultrasound and electrical muscle stimulation to compliment our other techniques.