Is chiropractic effective?
Chiropractic helps to remove postural imbalances and structural misalignments that can accumulate in our bodies over time. Chiropractic works by restoring your inborn ability to be healthy. For your body to remain healthy, your nervous system must function well. Likewise, for your nervous system to work well, it must be free of interference. By restoring spinal function with Chiropractic adjustments, nerve interference by misaligned vertebrae is removed, thus allowing optimal nervous system function and improved health.
Why should I see a Chiropractor?
Seeing a chiropractor is not only for back pain and neck pain. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to keep your body at its peak performance through nutrition, adjustment, and overall wellness. In addition, chiropractic care helps many conditions, from fibromyalgia to diabetes.
What is Subluxation?
The chiropractic profession refers to subluxation when vertebrae become misaligned or move out of their normal position; this can be caused by a wide range of issues ranging from a minor slip or bump to a car accident or any sudden trauma. When a vertebra is subluxated, it begins to put pressure on nerves, blood vessels, and everything around it. In addition, the subluxation interrupts the natural pathways that the messages sent from the brain need to be clear to complete appropriately.
How does chiropractic care work?
Chiropractic is an overall way of looking at the human body. It is the body being able to perform self-sustaining and self-healing. The brain completely controls the body through its connection to the spinal cord and the vast networks of nerves that make up the body. When this system is not functioning at its peak, the overall performance of the human body is lacking.
In chiropractic, drugs and medicine are not used to treat a patient. While supplementation and nutrition are almost always a part of the bigger picture, drugs and prescriptions can be viewed as band-aids to treat symptoms rather than going to the source and treating the real problem.
People believe that the chiropractor is solely here to treat back and neck pain; this is simply a small piece of what the profession can handle. However, chiropractors not only treat soft and hard tissue problems such as sciatica and joint pain but are broadly called on to deal with more significant issues. These issues include fibromyalgia, allergies, insomnia, headaches, and many more.
What is a chiropractic adjustment? Is it safe?
Adjustments or manipulation are sometimes referred to as the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. This movement aims to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place for several reasons, from regular daily activity to trauma such as a car accident.
When these vertebrae are out of place, they have an overall systemic effect from the muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can't function at our peak.
An adjustment is often a pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move vertebrae back into place; this happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you're cracking your knuckles, referred to as joint cavitation. It releases gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.
What can I expect from my visit to a chiropractor?
Going to the Chiropractor is a new experience for many of us. Maybe we've heard through a friend or have done some research online, or you don't want to live in pain, and it's time to do something about it. In either case, your first visit to the chiropractor will be about getting to know the chiropractor and discussing your history, current condition, and goals.
What results can I expect from treatment?
Chiropractic focuses on removing structural and postural imbalances to allow our body to heal; the network of nerves and signals from your brain down your spinal cord must flow freely without interruption. Chiropractors have the ability and skill to remove these interruptions or misalignments and allow the body to perform.
If you've ever been in a car accident, played a sport, fell, or just bumped into something too hard, your body is not functioning at your best due to a misalignment. While there are many potential mechanical or structural causes for misalignment, there are also chemical reasons. For instance, if you smoke or drink excessively or even have a poor diet, the chemical issues in your body can eventually cause underlying conditions and diseases.
Allowing a chiropractor to get you back on track chemically and structurally will bring your body back to the proper state it should be in to perform at its peak.