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What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is the third largest primary health care profession in the world. Chiropractic provides a drug-free, non-invasive alternative for some of our significant health care problems in the world. Chiropractic care is based on the idea that “good health” depends partly on a nervous system that can function properly.

Chiropractors believe in the idea that many of the body’s dysfunctions may be caused by nerve interference, from abnormal pressure or irritation of spinal nerves. If the pressure is relieved, proper nerve flow may be restored, which means symptoms can often be relieved naturally and good health can be restored.

There are two types of “dis-eases” that a person may have: infectious and functional. An infectious disease means that it is transmitted from a source, whether it be: physical contact, contaminated food, body fluids, objects, airborne inhalation, or vector organisms. A functional disease has 3 causes: the first is poor nutrition and chemicals we come in contact with in our daily life, the second cause is hormone imbalances from stress, the third is neurological damage from trauma.

Automobile collisions, improper lifting, drugs, alcohol, emotional stress, chemical imbalances, and long periods of sitting can all cause neurological damage from vertebral subluxations. Chiropractors are concerned with detecting, reducing, and correcting the subluxations, rather than just treating your symptoms.

In the beginning, your visits may be frequent. Most patients will start with an initial Intensive Care program to relieve symptoms. Three times a week is a normal request to receive the care you need initially. The first appointment of the week is to prepare for change, the second is to start the change, and the third visit of the week is to complete the change. Your adjustments may be combined with other procedures to help relieve your symptoms.

Once your aches and pains have been reduced, you will start into a Rehabilitative Care program. Even after you start to feel better, underlying muscle and soft tissue damage can remain. Your visit frequency is often reduced at this stage, but it is all dependent on your specific needs. Without complete healing, discontinuing care may set the stage for relapse.

Like any other doctor, you should continue to come in for regular chiropractic “checkups.” They may help preserve your progress and can help catch little problems before they become major concerns.
Ask your Chiropractic Doctor for more information about an overall wellness care program that may include: spinal adjustments, conjunctive therapies, exercise recommendations, nutritional advice, and other conservative methods of care based on your health history, current health condition, age, and lifestyle.