Each year more than 15 million North Americans choose chiropractic for safe, natural and effective relief from back pain, neck pain, headaches, extremity pain, poor overall health, low energy levels, and much more.
What is Chiropractic?
According to the Association of Chiropractic Colleges, “Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the body’s main structures – the skeleton, the muscles and the nerves – and the patient’s health. Chiropractors believe that health can be improved and preserved by making adjustments to these structures, particularly to the spinal column. They do not prescribe drugs or perform surgical procedures, although they do refer patients for these services if they are medically indicated.”
The Goal of Chiropractic
Because chiropractic treatments are primarily applied to the spinal region, many individuals incorrectly assume that chiropractors treat only back and neck ailments. While we do quickly and effectively eliminate back and neck pain, it’s not the only goal. The objective is to restore and optimize human health. In fact, according to a statement from the Association of Chiropractic Colleges, “The purpose of chiropractic is to optimize health.”
How Chiropractic Works
You may be wondering… how can the same chiropractic treatment which effectively treats my back pain also optimize my health? The answer can be found by looking into the relationship between the spine and the nervous system.
As you may already know, the nervous system is the master controller of all living cells, tissues and organs; orchestrating and coordinating all cellular functions. The spinal column encases the nervous system (spinal cord and nerve roots) and is responsible for its protection.
Because of this intimate relationship, biomechanical and structural problems in the spinal column can irritate parts of the enclosed nervous system. This irritation can result from noxious inflammatory biochemicals released during tissue injury or may result from direct mechanical pressure. In either case, the functioning of the nervous system is negatively influenced as is the functioning of the cells, tissues and organs which are supplied by the affected nerve(s).
The resulting ailment(s) depends on the cells, tissues and organs affected as well as the extent of nervous system compromise.
In short, because the body’s innate recuperative powers are affected by and integrated through the nervous system, correcting spinal abnormalities which irritate the nervous system can lead to a number of favorable results in patients suffering from various, seemingly non-spinal health conditions.
COMPUTERIZED CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENTS
After your initial consultation, treatment sessions are designed to correct problem areas found during the initial exam. Sessions include specific yet gentle vertebral misalignment corrections to improve joint mobility and alleviate the nerve impingement syndrome. Our patients are also prescribed rehabilitative and core exercises to improve overall strength and balance.
We use the latest research and technology methodologies for spinal correction. The Sigma Instrument Methods is the most advanced piece of chiropractic evaluation and treatment equipment in existence today. The technology behind this adjusting technique was adapted from aerospace technology, which allows for very specific and precise analysis of each spinal vertebra. After we conduct a comprehensive initial evaluation, which includes neurological and orthopedic tests, we then use the Sigma Instrument to analysis and graphically display the information. That way we can detect the problem area each time, and with every patient. After the analysis, the Sigma Instrument allows us to select the exact force that will be specific, gentle, and effective, yet slightly different from person to person. The adjustment and treatment benefits are designed by the doctor, with the patient’s goals as our priority.
Common Musculoskeletal Conditions Treated
Chiropractic provides effective relief to millions of individuals suffering from back and neck ailments. We also provided relief from many other musculoskeletal complaints ranging from knee and ankle problems to carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. In fact, musculoskeletal pain or discomfort in any area of the spine or extremity is a candidate for safe, natural, noninvasive chiropractic care. If a condition exists which is better suited for treatment by a medical specialist, chiropractors are fully trained to identify such conditions and make the appropriate referral. However, most patients suffering from musculoskeletal complaints can and are successfully treated with chiropractic every single day.
Common musculoskeletal conditions treated:
- low back pain and stiffness
- neck and upper back pain and stiffness
- mid back pain and stiffness
- headaches and migraines
- leg pain, weakness, numbness and tingling
- arm pain, weakness, numbness and tingling
- extremity joint pain and dysfunction
- carpal tunnel syndrome
Common Injuries Treated
We treat all types of injuries and recognize the unique findings associated with each. For example, it’s important to understand that auto injuries often involve a delayed onset of symptoms which commonly surface weeks and even months post-accident. In work injuries, chiropractors routinely look beyond the actual injury and address such things as work station setup, ergonomically correct equipment, and proper work techniques. For sports injuries, chiropractors often check for biomechanical and muscle imbalances as a routine part of the treatment plan. Treating the whole person and optimizing health is what chiropractic is all about.
Common injuries treated:
- automobile accident and whiplash injuries
- on-the-job and lifting injuries
- sports/athletic injuries
- slip and fall injuries
- chronic injuries