Welcome to Chiropractic Health
Chiropractic is a health care profession focusing on the spine as well as other joints in the body.
Chiropractic means "done by hand" and is a natural, hands - on, drug, medicine and surgery free approach to health. The Chiropractic profession believes that optimum health is partially dependent on a normally functioning spine and nervous system.
A chiropractor evaluates the biomechanical structure of the spine to ensure that each individual vertebra are moving freely and are not fixated in any way. Any fixation or jamming of the joints may cause spinal nerves to become irritated through direct or indirect pressure, stimulation or irritation.
Thus any problem in any of the vertebral joints may affect the nervous system, which may in turn cause symptoms such as back, neck pain, headaches etc.. A chiropractor will evaluate and identify problems that may exist within the spine and and correct that dysfunction with a chiropractic adjustment.
An adjustment is a highly specialized manipulative technique that is performed by hand and consists of a high velocity, low amplitude thrust being applied to a specific vertebra in the spine.This is a completely pain free procedure!
Adjustments are safe and some may experience immediate relief as normal joint motion is restored. However, some patients require a few treatments in order to correct the problem. Not all patients react the same, so you need to be patient as your body starts to realign itself and learns to adapt to the changes that are occurring.
The following conditions are commonly treated by chiropractic:
- Back and neck pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Whiplash injuries
- Nerve and muscle complaints
- Infant colic and general irritability and sleeplessness in babies
- Pains experienced during pregnancy
- Disc injuries
- Sciatic pain
- Shoulder and elbow pains
- Tingling and numbness in arms or legs.
- Temporomandibular Joint dysfunction (TMJ).