How Chiropractic Helps


How Chiropractic Helps

Most often, people go to chiropractors the first time for relief from back pain. But chiropractors treat a broad range of complaints, from back and neck pain to headaches, arthritis and more. Moreover, people don’t need to have a specific complaint to benefit from a visit. Chiropractors also focus on on-going preventive and wellness care. Chiropractic care is effective for people of all ages, from infants to the elderly

Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline that is centered on the role of the spine and central nervous system in maintaining good health, and leveraging the recuperative power of the body to heal itself naturally and efficiently. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (of the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.

Chiropractors identify and correct the cause of health challenges which arise when misalignments of the vertebrae (the small bones that make up the spine) disrupt neurological communications between your brain and the cells, tissues, and organs of the body.

Chiropractors correct these misalignments by gently adjusting the position of the vertebrae of the spine, reducing or eliminating neuropathy (changes in the pathology of the nerves) thus allowing your body to properly self-regulate, adapt and heal.

The Subluxation

forest_lake_chiropracticIn simplest terms, a subluxation (a.k.a. Vertebral Subluxation) is when one or more of the bones of your spine (vertebrae) move out of position and create pressure on, or irritate spinal nerves. Spinal nerves are the nerves that come out from between each of the bones in your spine. This pressure or irritation on the nerves then causes those nerves to malfunction and interfere with the signals traveling over those nerves.

How does this affect you? Your nerve system controls and coordinates every function of your body. If you interfere with the signals traveling over these nerves, then parts of your body will not receive the proper communication and will not be able to function at their optimal level. Very simply, certain processes in your body will not work properly.

It is the responsibility of the Doctor of Chiropractic to locate subluxations and reduce and correct them. This is done through a series of chiropractic adjustments specifically designed to correct the vertebral subluxations affecting your nerve system and spine. Chiropractors are the only professionals who undergo years of training to be the experts at detecting and correcting subluxations.

3-D Subluxation Model

Dyskinesis – Abnormal motion or position of vertebrae. (Your spinal bones do not move normally.)

Dysponesis – A reversible physiopathologic state consisting of errors in energy expenditure which are capable of producing functional disorders. Dysponesis consists of covert errors in action potential output from the motor and pre-motor areas of the cortex and the consequences of that output. These neuro-physiological reactions may result from responses to environmental events, bodily sensations and emotions. The resulting abnormal muscle activity may be evaluated using surface electrode techniques. In chiropractic practice, dysponesis may be associated with vertebral subluxation. Surface electromyographic techniques, therefore, are used to access muscular responses to chiropractic adjustments. (The electrical energy carried over nerve fibers and going to coordinate muscle activity is out of balance.)

Dysautonomia – The autonomic nervous system controls the organs, glands and blood vessels. (It makes up 80% of the nervous system.) It is responsible for relating the internal environment of the person to the dynamics of the outside world. In healthy people, skin temperature patterns will be constantly changing but symmetrical as the person continuously adapts to their environment. Subluxation results in thermal asymmetries and/or fixed patterns. Infrared thermography helps determine the overall degree of autonomic abnormality and the response of the person to adjustment. (Nerves going to the organs, the glands, or the blood vessels are functioning abnormally, which leads to abnormally functioning tissues, cells, organs, and glands.)

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April 11, 2022.
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March 31, 2022.
Great place to heal!! Exceeded my expectations. My only complaint is I didn't come sooner!! After seeing three doctors with a solution of cortisone injections in my back it was time to try something more natural. While I've always understood the importance of chiropractic care I've never fully tried it. Everything they have done here is tailored for me! I started feeling better by the 3rd adjustment! I haven't taken a single pain med! Praise God!! Don't wait to get the care you need!! I wish I hadn't. Five stars and more!! Bonus....I was given all the equipment I need to do my stretches at home along with an in depth nutritional support system! Amazing!
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