Chiropractic is the scientifically based analysis of the human structure and the restoration of health and maximum function through facilitating the nervous system. The central nervous system is housed inside of bony structures: the skull and the spine. All those joints move every day when we breathe as well as when we do our daily activities. Since the joints move all the time, they can become stressed and then lose their proper function. If a Doctor of Chiropractic detects a misaligned joint, it is called a subluxation. Subluxations are the lack of proper function of a joint. The common effects of a subluxation are pain, abnormal sensations, degeneration, muscle tightness or spasm and abnormal motion.
Chiropractic is the art and science of detecting subluxations and then removing them with a specific adjustment. Many patients report being able to move with less pain, breathe easier, sleep better, and feel lighter than they did before they received a chiropractic adjustment. Although modern Chiropractic began in 1895, the history of “bone setters” and joint mobilization dates to at least 2700 BC. Even Hippocrates used it during his career around 400 BC. Chiropractic adjustments are the best treatment for back pain and have always been the best treatment for back pain for as long as recorded history. Extensive modern research shows the positive effects of chiropractic care on the immune system and on overall nerve function.
Chiropractic physicians listen to your complete health history, do a full orthopedic and neurologic examination, x-rays if needed and a thermal scan before they diagnose your condition. Once this information has been gathered and thoroughly evaluated the doctor will explain your condition to you and determine if chiropractic is the correct course of action for your specific case. If you need to see another specialist, we can refer you to the appropriate specialist. If it is determined that chiropractic is what will help you reach your maximum health a course of treatment will be outlined. This treatment is likely to include a schedule of adjustments, exercises, specific activities that you are encouraged to do and others you should avoid. If your exam indicated nutritional imbalance this will be evaluated, and recommendations will be made.
Chiropractic is very helpful for people who know that they can be better. Thomas Edison foretold of a time when Chiropractors would lead the health revolution. He said, “the doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and the cause and the prevention of disease”. The future is now.
Doctors of Chiropractic have more hours of education than medical doctors. See the chart below for information.