- Disc Protrusions/Herniations
- Pediatric Issues
- Shoulder/Elbow/Knee Joint Pain
- Sports Injury
What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic literally means "treatment by hand". Chiropractic is an art, science and philosophy of how spinal function and the nervous system affect one's overall health and well being. Chiropractic works by restoring your own inborn ability to be healthy. When under the proper control of your nervous system, the body as a whole is designed to resist disease and ill health. The central nervous system is composed of the brain and the spinal cord, its primary purpose is to control behavior and allow the body to function. The spinal cord begins at the brain and extends down, passing through the spinal column. The spine is to protect the spinal cord. However, there are nerves that branch through the openings between the vertebra of the spine which feed to different parts of the body, such as organs, muscles and skin. When there is a loss of normal motion or position of the spine it can irritate or impair the function of the nervous system, affect the discs and the surrounding soft tissues. Since the primary focus of your care is improved nervous system function, chiropractic can have a positive effect on many health conditions not normally thought of as "back" problems. A Doctor of Chiropractic specializes in detecting and correcting the joints that have restrictive range of motion and spinal dysfunction to alleviate the interference so the body can function at its fullest potential.
There is a time and place for every healthcare profession. Chiropractic is a conservative approach to allow the body to heal without the influence of drugs, medicine and surgery. However, we have no problems co-treating or referring out to fellow healthcare providers when it is necessary. Our main interest is doing what is best for each individual patient. If healthcare professionals work together, our patients can respond better. Many back specialists consider chiropractic an integral part of an overall care plan towards treating injury and disease.