What is Chiropractic
“ The practice of Chiropractic” means a noncombative and practice consisting of the science of the adjustment, manipulation, and treatment of the human body in which subluxations an other malpositioned articulations and structures that are interfering with the normal generation, transmission, and expression of nerve impulse between the brain, the organs, and tissue cells of the body, thereby causing disease, are adjusted, manipulated, or treated, thus restoring the normal flow of nerve impulse which produces normal function and consequent health.
Chiropractic physicians examine, analyze, and diagnose the human living body and its diseases by the use of any physical, chemical, electrical, and thermal method; use the X-Ray orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic tests for diagnosing and analysis.
Focus on Health
The patient is the center of case, not the disease or symptoms. Emphasis is placed on the cause and the root of the health issue. By addressing and correcting the cause the symptoms will diminish. The goal of care is to achieve a more effective life, to restore and maintain full function and well being.
Tissue injury causes restrictions of motion and disability due to: inflammation, swelling, pain, and muscle spasms. The major goals of chiropractic care are to relief pain, promote full healing, restore and maintain full function, reduce the likelihood of reinjury and prevent accelerated degeneration.
The disc is a small cartilage pad located between spinal bones made up of parts: a jelly-like center called Nucleus Pulposus and layer of Fibrous Rings called the Annulus Fibrosus. The disc functions as connectors, spacers, and shock absorbers giving the spine the ability to bend, extend and rotate. Disc can tear bulge, herniated or rupture resulting in many health issues.
Most of the headaches are caused by malfunction of the cervical and thoracic spine, when this occurs sensitive nerves and blood vessels to the head can be affected. When spinal nerves and the surrounding soft tissue to the cervical spine are stretched or irritated, they can produce different types of headaches that will best respond by adjusting and realining the spine.
The adjustment is the specialized act of mobilizing fixated or subluxated spinal segments with specific force in a precise direction in an effort to restore proper biomechanics and improve joint dysfunction. The adjustment also removes interference to the nervous system allowing the body to begin the natural healing process.