Your nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ, and system in your body. Chiropractors detect, reduce and help prevent nervous system dysfunction. The word chiropractic is actually Greek for “done by hand;” “cheir” means hand and “praxis” means action.
Your nervous system consists of your brain, spinal cord, and millions of nerves. While your skull protects your brain, your vertebrae, which are 24 moveable bones, protect your spinal cord. Vertebrae are more vulnerable to injury since they were designed to allow movement.
Even everyday wear and tear can cause the vertebrae to shift out of place, or pinch or rub a nerve. This is called a subluxation, and chiropractors are the only health professionals trained to diagnose and treat subluxations. Chiropractors use manual treatments, such as exercise therapy, massage or trigger point therapy to correct subluxations. Combining manual treatments with lifestyle changes allow the body’s natural state of health to shine through.
Correcting subluxations in the spine is the one of the most powerful treatments for back and neck pain, headaches, whiplash, sports injuries and other types of musculoskeletal problems. Chiropractic care has also shown to reduce high blood pressure, decrease the frequency of childhood ear infections and improve asthma symptoms.
Chiropractic is so much more than simply a means of relieving pain. We take a holistic approach to address your overall health. We encourage changing eating, sleeping and exercise habits to eliminate toxins from the body, alleviate tension and repair physical damage.
Since the body has a remarkable ability to heal itself and to maintain its own health, the primary focus is simply to remove anything interfering with the body’s normal healing ability.