What’s is Chiropractic ?
Chiropractors are primary health care professionals who are specialized in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neuromusculoskeletal health disorders, as well as their effect on overall health.
It is primarily through the chiropractic adjustment to the joints of the spine that chiropractors aim to restore joint function and decrease symptoms related to neuromusculoskeletal health issues. This type of care also supports an optimal relationship between the body and nervous system, to support health and well-being.
Exercise prescriptions and soft tissue work are also important tools used to assist in pain reduction and increase the health outcomes of our patients.
Chiropractic science is both curative and preventative.
The benefits of chiropractic care is a family affair; from the newborn to the eldest person, all can benefit from chiropractic care.
“Gray’s Anatomy” ; The primary anatomy textbook used in most health science courses
Gray’s Anatomy, states: “The nervous system controls every cell, tissue, organ and function in the human body”. If the nervous system is fully functioning, then information can freely travel from the brain to all parts of the body, and from each body part back up to the brain. This two-way communication system is essential; it allows the nervous system to control and regulate all body functions. A decrease in the quantity and quality of the information traveling through a nerve may greatly impact the function of the structure it supplies and prevents the brain from receiving important regulatory information.
Why consult a chiropractor?
In the majority of cases, the first visit to a chiropractor is motivated by the presence of acute pain that has resisted common therapies such as medication or prescription exercise alone. Injury or discomfort may persist and affect work performance, the ability to perform household tasks, prevent the pursuit of hobbies, and greatly impact the quality of life.
Acute pain may also degenerate into chronic pain, which may lead to important physical and mental health consequences in those who are suffering.
A multitude of neuromusculoskeletal health conditions may be helped by chiropractic care;
– Low back or neck pain
– Sprains and Strains
– Disc herniations
– Joint pain
– Carpal Tunnel Pain
– TMJ pain