What Is Chiropractic

07 June 2020

Organic Healthcare: No Prescription Necessary

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The term Chiropractic comes from the Greek words cheir (hands) and praxis (practice). It literally means “done by hand.” Modern Chiropractic began way back in 1895, but many people still don’t exactly understand how Chiropractic care works… or when it may be the best time to see a Chiropractor.

Since the beginning, Chiropractors have been focused on helping the body heal itself naturally without the dangers and risks of drugs or surgery. In some ways, Chiropractors were the world’s first ‘organic” health professionals!  

Why it Matters:

If you have aches and pain, it’s often connected to distorted movement patterns that affect your neuromusculoskeletal system.

Your neuromusculoskeletal system is made up of your brain, nerves, muscles, bones, joints, cartilage, and tendons. Abnormal movement patterns can happen because of long hours at a computer, sudden injuries, or repetitive stress. For many people, a few adjustments can help reset the functional movement patterns of their joints and make a significant impact on their pain level.

For the best results, we’ll work together to identify and address the cause of your abnormal movement patterns to find a long-term resolution.

  • Abnormal movement patterns, chronic stress, and an inflammatory diet can often cause aches and pains in your spine and joints.
  • Our care plans are designed to help you reach your health goals as quickly as possible.
  • Adjusting the joints of your body can both help to decrease your pain and increase your functional ability.

Next Steps:

Many of our patient’s health goals focus on staying active and pain-free. If that sounds like you, call us today! We make care plan recommendations based on our evaluation findings and your personal health goals. A thorough evaluation will help us to determine the cause of your pain, and by discovering the true cause of your pain, together we can find additional ways to help you stay well in the long-term.

Science Source(s):

Does manual therapy affect functional and biomechanical outcomes of a sit-to-stand task in a population with low back pain? A preliminary analysis. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. 2020.

Group and Individual-level Change on Health-related Quality of Life in Chiropractic Patients with Chronic Low Back or Neck Pain. Spine. 2019.

How to Find Relief and Move Better

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You don’t have to live in pain! Researchers have discovered that abnormal motion patterns are one of the leading causes of those chronic aches and pains. As a result, leading healthcare organizations now recommend spinal adjustments as one of the most “evidence-based” care options for natural pain relief.

Why it Matters:

When you focus on supporting the structure and function of your spine and body overall, you allow for the maximum expression of your health. Gentle adjustments to your spine to restore normal motion patterns can help to relieve pain, improve your range of motion, and positively influence your nervous system to improve your overall function.

We suggest you look at your body holistically. Consider implementing our recommended stretches, exercises, and nutritional supplementation as part of an at home care routine to help improve and maintain the positive results of your care with us.

  • Our care is focused on the structure and function of your body, spine, and nervous system.
  • The American College of Physicians recommends spinal adjustments as an alternative to risky pain masking drugs.
  • Spinal adjustments work for you by stopping pain signals being sent to your brain, improving the range of motion of your joints, and positively influencing your nervous system.

Next Steps:

Some of the more common issues we help people with are headaches, low back pain, neck pain, spinal disc issues, and joint pain. Spinal adjustments can be extremely effective at helping you find quick relief from pain plus some positive “side effects” that may include increased energy, improved sleep, and better overall performance. Consider stopping in for your next adjustment today!

Science Source(s):

Chiropractic Care for Pain Relief. Harvard Health. 2018.

The mechanism of back pain relief by spinal manipulation relies on decreased temporal summation of pain. Neuroscience. 2017.

The Health Benefits of Spinal Adjustments

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Exciting new research indicates a surprising array of health benefits may come from receiving regular spinal adjustments. Whether you’re recovering from an injury, looking to stay active for years to come, or looking to achieve peak human performance, spinal adjustments may be a smart choice to improve your quality of life.

Why it Matters:

One of the top benefits of spinal adjustments is that they can dramatically reduce your aches and pains. Before improving our performance, we need to break through any chronic pain cycles, and spinal adjustments are fantastic at lowering most all types of musculoskeletal pain.

Improving your quality of life by restoring functional movement patterns is another terrific benefit of spinal adjustments. In fact, many research studies show that people receiving spinal adjustments report a higher quality of life than those who aren’t.

Sport specific performance improvements are yet another fantastic benefit of receiving spinal adjustments. Achieving optimal flexibility, biomechanics, range of motion, and movement are all reasons why many leading athletes get adjusted consistently as part of their training.

  • Spinal adjustments can improve your range of motion, decrease your aches and pains, and improve your functional ability.
  • A growing number of people use spinal adjustments to maintain peak performance, even if they don’t have pain.
  • People receiving spinal adjustments tend to report a higher quality of life than those who aren’t.

Next Steps:

Getting out of pain is the first step towards improving your quality of life. Nearly every major healthcare organization supports the use of spinal adjustments as a front-line care option for overcoming aches and pains. We love working with people who are looking to find relief and are ready to take proactive steps towards staying active and enjoying the additional health benefits of proactive care. If that sounds like you, we invite you to connect with us today!

Science Source(s):

Group and Individual-level Change on Health-related Quality of Life in Chiropractic Patients With Chronic Low Back or Neck Pain. Spine. 2019.

What Happens During a Visit to Our Practice?

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Most of the time, going to a new doctor isn’t exactly what you would call a good time. You might actually call it a pain in the neck because it can be so stressful under the best of circumstances. In fact, you may just learn to live with your physical pain until it finally gets worse than the emotional toll of going to the doctor.

If that sounds familiar… you’re not alone, and you should know that our practice is different. We have a simple process that will help you find relief and see results quickly, without any unnecessary stress.

Why it Matters:

It’s entirely counterproductive to be stressed at a doctor’s office. Increased stress can decrease your ability to heal yourself. In our practice, you can let go of your stress, knowing we have a simple 3-step process that will help you find both relief and results like improved function and enhanced performance.

First, we begin by reviewing your history and symptoms, and then we follow that up with a physical examination that lets us narrow down the exact cause of your pain and abnormal movement patterns. Finally, we work with you to develop an action plan. This individualized care plan is designed to help you achieve both your short and long-term health goals.

  • Our simple, streamlined procedures allow you to quickly and easily get the care you need for the results you want.
  • Our three steps process – history, examination, and recommended action plan – is individualized to meet your health goals.
  • We believe in inspiring better health in our community. You’re invited to join our health tribe on Facebook and wake up to our daily dose of inspiration and more.

Next Steps:

The only thing more stressful than being in pain is trying to find a solution for it. We believe you’ll see that our practice is a great place to find stress-free relief and results. What’s more, we believe you’ll see that healthcare can (and should) be easy, effective, and dare we say, fun! As a member of our health tribe, we’ll also invite you to join us on Facebook so you can start each day with our daily dose of inspiration and more. Why not connect with us and start today?!

Science Source(s):

The psychology of low back pain. Harvard Health Publishing. 2016.