What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a healing discipline which looks at the patient as a whole, not merely addressing symptoms or diseases. Understanding that the human body is a self- healing, self-regulating organism, Chiropractic aims to improve a persons health from the inside out by optimizing the nervous system. By applying specific adjustments to the spinal column, Chiropractic removes interference and pressure off of the nervous system thereby improving function.
What is the nervous system?
In order for a person to live their brain must constantly send and receive information from every single cell, tissue, and organ in the body. In fact, it is said that your brain processes 400 billion bits of information per second. This constant contact is achieved through the nervous system, which is an incredible interconnected web of communication spanning throughout your entire body. The average person has 45-50 miles of nerves running within them!
What is the spinal cord?
The information superhighway of the nerve system is the spinal cord. This is the primary connection between the brain, and the rest of your body.
What are spinal nerves?
Spinal nerves or nerve roots, branch off the spinal cord and pass out through a hole in between each of the vertebrae called the Foramen. These nerves carry information from the spinal cord to the rest of the body, and from the body back up to the brain.
What is the spinal column?
The spinal column consists of the articulating vertebrae that run from your head to your tail bone. The spinal column allows people to stand upright, but more importantly it provides bony protection for the delicate spinal cord.
Why should I have my spine checked by a Chiropractor?
Unfortunately the various traumas we experience through the course of our lives have an effect on the integrity of our spinal column. It could be something sudden like a car accident, or falling off a bike. It could also be an issue that develops over time, for example, sitting over a computer with poor posture for years. The traumas we experience result in the shifting and misaligning of bones in your spine. These misalignments consequently place pressure on the critical spinal nerves discussed above. Studies have shown the pressure equal to just the weight of a DIME can effect and decrease nerve function by up to 60%.
What is an adjustment?
A Chiropractic adjustment is a very specific, gentle, and safe method of correcting spinal misalignments. The goal of Chiropractic care is to realign the spinal column, in order to optimize the functioning of the nerve system. This not only results in pain relief, but also allows a person to more fully express health throughout their entire body.
Why do people love Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is about being at your absolute best, which is why professional athletes, celebrities, and people with access to the best health care in the world choose to include Chiropractic as a cornerstone of their life long health.
Is Chiropractic good for Children?
Yes!! Chiropractic is extremely safe and often results in significantly positive outcomes within the pediatric population. No age is too young, Chiropractors see newborns everyday.
Ten reasons parents take healthy children to the Chiropractor.
- To maximize their child's neural plasticity (brain and nerve development).
- To enhance their child's overall health and wellbeing.
- To strengthen immunity and reduce the incidence of colds, ear-aches and general illness.
- To help with colic and Irritable Baby Syndrome.
- To help with asthma, breathing difficulties and allergies.
- To improve spinal posture.
- To improve their child's ability to concentrate.
- To assist with behavioral disorders and enhance emotional wellbeing.
- To help alleviate digestive problems.
- To assist with bed-wetting and sleep issues.