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What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic is natural approach to health care that focuses on enhancing your health and your body’s ability to heal. Chiropractic care addresses and corrects the root causes of your health concerns rather than just treating your symptoms. Chiropractic is based on a powerful, scientifically based principle that states; “when one’s spine and nervous system are functioning at an optimal level, your body is perfectly able to heal itself”. Your brain, spinal cord and nerves control every cell, tissue, organ and function in your body. Chiropractic care allows your nervous system to work at its optimal level.
How does chiropractic work?
Chiropractors look for and correct dangerous misalignments or subluxations in your spine. By correcting those subluxations we reduce interferences in the relaying of messages between the brain, nerves, and body, as well as relieve pressure on the spinal cord and nerves allowing your entire body to heal faster and better than ever before.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is a natural, gentle, non-invasive specific correction to the vertebra of your spine, your skull, or an extremity that helps to increase your nervous system function. By increasing and optimizing the function of your nervous system your body can heal faster and better.
What is a subluxation?
A subluxation is a misalignment of one or more vertebras in your spine, cranial bones or extremities that results in joint dysfunction and/or interference of signals to your nervous system which impairs it from functioning at optimum.
What causes subluxations?
Subluxations are caused by stress; physical, emotional and chemical.
Physical stress: slips, falls, injuries, as well as repetitive trauma like sitting in a chair and working a computer for extended time periods, or simply carrying your child all day.
Emotional stress: mainly our thoughts and of course, a stressful environment like our work can put our body in a fight or flight physiological state that causes severe subluxations and hormonal imbalance.
Chemical stress: toxic, harmful or un-natural chemicals in our body. These toxic chemical can come from processed foods and drinks, the pollution in the air and even the water we drink.
What are some of the warning signs of subluxations?
Subluxations are extremely dangerous due to the fact that most often there will be no obvious signs and symptoms that indicate a problem. Most often it takes years and even decades before we feel the first symptoms. This is why we often refer to subluxations as the “silent killer”. However, some of the later signs of subluxations are pain, discomfort, tingling, numbness, weakness and overall lack of well-being. Unfortunately, many of us forget how it feels to truly be healthy because we have become accustomed to the feeling of less a less than optimally functioning body.
Does it hurt to get adjusted?
No. Our adjustments are precise, gentle and based on careful assessment and specific indications. Most often our patients will actually tell us how pleasantly surprised they were by the results they got from such a gentle chiropractic technique.
Can chiropractic care help during pregnancy?
Absolutely. Chiropractic care during pregnancy is crucial. There are substantial physiological and structural changes to a woman’s body during her pregnancy. Increased joint laxity due to the hormone relaxin, postural changes and increased body weight may cause subluxations in the spine and pelvis. These subluxations cause severe stress to the nervous system leading to interference of nerve transmission and dysfunction. During her pregnancy, a mother is functioning for two and must maintain a perfectly working nervous system. In addition, a pelvis subluxation may cause intrauterine constraints leading to restricted movement and space for the baby to develop. Intrauterine constraints may affect the baby’s positioning and thus its development. Moreover, chiropractic care during pregnancy may reduce the chances of complications and/or dangerous interventions.
Do children need chiropractic care?
Yes, I always recommend for parents to bring their children to have their spines checked for subluxations, the earlier the better. Most often, parents will bring their newborn for a check hours or days after delivery. If the birth was traumatic (lengthy, forceps, vacuum, C-section), It is crucial to bring your child to have a chiropractic exam as most often they will have severe subluxation that may impact their development and well-being.
Is chiropractic care safe for infants?
Yes. Infants can greatly benefit from chiropractic care. Chiropractic can help with many of the common pediatric complains like ear infections, allergies, asthma, developmental delays and overall strengthens their immune system. Moreover, chiropractic care can help with latching and breastfeeding challenges.
Can Chiropractic Help with Colic? Yes. There is an 80% chance of injury during birth that may contribute to conditions as Colic due to nerve pressure. Using our specialized and gentle techniques we are able to align the spine back to normal allowing for better healing and often resolution of symptoms.
Can Chiropractic Help with Breastfeeding Difficulties? Yes. Birth trauma may contribute to breastfeeding difficulties in infants due to misalignments in the spine or even the infant’s cranial bones. These misalignment may cause nerve pressure or local irritation that may contribute to the condition. Using our specialized and gentle techniques we are able to align the spine back to normal allowing for better healing and often resolution of symptoms.
Can chiropractic care help infants with Neurodevelopmental problems like Autism or ADHD?
Yes. Chiropractic care helps stimulate the nervous system and specifically the brain in a way that will help normalize or balance the child’s brain and ability to develop naturally. Further, specific chiropractic techniques will help balance the cerebrospinal fluid flow in the nervous system, helping the child heal faster and optimize his brain activity and development.
How long does chiropractic care take?
In our office we specifically plan the care based upon your individual presentations and concerns. Often, people will come to our office with acute conditions that require more care than others. Some people will come in for wellness care, simply because they want to continue enjoying the amazing health benefits of chiropractic care and they will continue to do so for the rest of their lives. Chiropractic care is just like exercising or eating healthy. One may start due to an acute health concern, but one learns that they must continue care to continue to enjoy the benefits of feeling great and the increased quality of life that follows optimal health.