Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. Your nervous system consists of your brain, spinal cord, and millions of nerves. While your brain is protected by the skull, your spinal cord is protected by the 24 moving bones of the spine. Many everyday activities can cause these spinal bones to lose their normal position or motion. This can result in nervous system dysfunction and ultimately, ill health.
The chiropractic approach to better health is to detect, reduce, and help prevent nervous system dysfunction.
After taking a complete case history to review important aspects of your health, a thorough examination will be conducted.
You'll be asked to turn and bend, your posture will be checked, your reflexes and muscle strength will be tested, and other orthopedic and neurological tests may be performed.
Based on your examination findings, x-rays or other types of diagnostic imaging may be necessary.
These images can help reveal pathologies, document the history of your spinal health, and guide your doctor in creating a care program based on your unique spinal condition. Today's high-tech equipment and ultra-sensitive films help minimize your exposure.
Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a manual procedure in which the chiropractor typically uses his or her hands--or an instrument--to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine, in order to restore or enhance joint function. This often helps resolve joint inflammation and reduces the patient's pain. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment.
Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons – to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and promote overall health and wellness.
Electrotherapy is used for relaxation of muscle spasms, prevention and retardation of disuse atrophy, increase of local blood circulation, muscle rehabilitation and re-education, maintaining and increasing range of motion, management of chronic and intractable pain, and post-traumatic acute pain.
We offer pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplements and the expert advice to go with them. We use scientific lab testing procedures (blood work) to help determine what you need, and more importantly, if it is working for you. It allows you to track the effectiveness of what you are doing, and allows you to take control of your own health.