Chiropractic is primarily used as a pain relief alternative for muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue, such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. We can assist you by working with you and your other health care professionals (M.D., and D.O.) by maintaining proper alignment in your spine. Every organ in the body is under some type of neurological (nerve) control, so when nerve impulses do not reach the organ, its function will be compromised. Chiropractic services can help you maintain your overall well-being.
What is an adjustment?
The gentle correction of a subluxation (a partial dislocation) manually or with the use of a device to relieve the pressure on the nerves and thereby normalize proper function and optimize health.
What are the main causes of subluxations?
Physical Traumas such as slips, falls, whiplash, repetitive motions, bad posture, back packs, and birth traumas (delivery, forceps, suction)
Emotional Stress such as grief, anger, fear and depression.
Chemical Imbalance such as increased alcohol use, drugs, environmental issues and poor diet can cause subluxations.
Can I adjust myself?
No. Some people may make their joints “pop” and think they've made an adjustment. Wrong! Serious damage can occur by “self manipulating” a joint with weakened muscles and ligaments. Adjustments are specific and require the skill of a professionally trained doctor of chiropractic to administer. Even your chiropractic doctor must consult a colleague to personally benefit from chiropractic care.
What if I do not respond to chiropractic? The consultation and examination are necessary to determine if chiropractic care can help your condition. If not, you may be referred to another specialist who might be able to help. In any event, your health and happiness are our primary goal.