What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Who performs chiropractic?
From the American Chiropractic Association:>
Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
How does chiropractic differ from other forms of health care?
What makes the chiropractor unique is that we mainly treat the central nervous system via adjusting the spinal joints. The nervous system regulates all functions of your body. So, controlling the nervous system is one of the most profound treatments available.
Your Chiropractor will realign the spinal joints and extremity joints and witness first hand the benefits of the manipulation procedure. Regardless of the philosophy, science, and rationale to a chiropractor’s decision to adjust the spine, the outcome is most often highly beneficial to the patient and with very low risk.
How does chiropractic work?
There have been research studies showing the multitude of benefits of spinal manipulation for certain conditions, and along with the studies comes many opinions on why chiropractic therapy works.
The neurological wiring of the nervous system is affected by chiropractic adjustments due to the relationship of the wiring of the joint and the central nervous system. It is like a house on a circuit breaker. If all of your kitchen appliances are wired together, and when one overloads the system, the others in the system will fail as well. At Northwest Pain Management Center, we will take the time to discuss your condition and answer any questions you may have.
Changing your body’s structure to improve your overall health
Due to the everyday stresses on our bodies which include poor posture, repetitive motions and trauma, it is important to have someone who is trained in evaluating the spine, check your structure for deviations that may be costly on your health. We concentrate on the correction in the structure imbalances of the spine to restore natural alignment in your body. Our goal is to not only ease your aches and pains, but to find the root cause of your conditions and bring your body back to its normal functions.
Clinical experience and research has shown a link between spinal misalignments and musculoskeletal problems and nerve-related pains. Most people will take pain medication to mask the symptoms, with our structural evaluation we can identify exactly what is causing you pain.
When the spine is viewed from the side, it has three natural curves. It should not be surprising to know that having poor posture, over a long period of time, can result in a variety of issues in different parts of the body, since your spine is invariably connected to every muscle and organ. So, by simply hunching over while you sit or stand or leaning forward while you drive every day, causes shifts in the discs and vertebrae of your spine. Sometimes, you may start to experience pain, muscle tension and imbalance, and even headaches and digestive problems. These problems will eventually result in osteoarthritis of spinal decay.
Changes in the structure sometimes start by changes or imbalances in the feet. Since your feet are the foundation for the entire body, even the smallest shifts can cause imbalances of weight in your structure. This can, over time, affect your natural joint motions and create stress on your hips, knees, and spine.
Our Care Team uses the Chiropractic Adjustment, Stretching, Stability, Posture, Corrective Tractions and Exercises, along with soft tissue Massage to correct the structural imbalances and prevent spinal decay. We invite you to come into the office, meet our Care Team and find out more about how our unique approach can improve your health.
To request an appointment today, call us at 815-893-6815.