Is chiropractic effective?
Chiropractic care helps to remove postural imbalances and structural misalignments that can accumulate in our bodies over time. For your body to remain healthy, your nervous system must function well. For your nervous system to function well it must be free of interference. By restoring spinal function with Chiropractic adjustments, nerve interference by misaligned vertebrae is removed, thus allowing optimal nervous system function and improved health.
Why should I see a Chiropractor?
Seeing a chiropractor is not only for back pain and neck pain. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to keep your body at its peak performance through nutrition, adjustment and overall wellness. In addition, chiropractic care has been known to help a wide range of conditions from fibromyalgia to diabetes.
How does chiropractic care work?
Chiropractic is an overall way of looking at the human body. It's based on the idea that the body is self-sustaining and self-healing. The body is in essence completely controlled by the brain through its connection via the spinal cord and the vast networks of nerves that make up the body. When this system is not functioning at its peak, the overall performance of the human body is lacking.
A chiropractor treats back and neck pain as well as soft and hard tissue problems along with allergies, insomnia, headaches and many more.
What is a chiropractic adjustment? Is it safe?
Adjustments, or manipulation as they're sometimes referred to is the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident.
When these vertebrae are out of place, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can't function at our peak. An adjustment is often a pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a vertebrae back into place. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort.
What results can I expect from treatment?
Chiropractic is based on the idea of removing imbalances both structural and postural in an effort to allow our body to heal itself. For this to happen the network of nerves and signals from your brain, down your spinal cord, to the network of nerves must be allowed to flow freely without any interruption. Chiropractors have the ability and skill to remove these interruptions or misalignments and allow the body to perform as it was meant to.
Why would I use custom orthotics?
There are two reasons to wear them. The first is correction custom orthotics can be used to correct physical problems in the body caused by imbalances in the feet. The second is prevention. Many people wear them in order to prevent health problems and to improve performance in the body and with athletic activities. Others find that custom orthotics allow them to perform their "weekend warrior" athletic activities and exercise with less pain, stiffness, and soreness.
Who can benefit from custom made foot orthotics?
Anyone can benefit from wearing custom made orthotics. There are many different styles of orthotics to meet a variety of needs. Some are more rigid for increased control of your feet while others are soft and flexible for comfort. Some are made for sports activities to reduce high impact stress in the feet, knees, and spine. In the clinic we can help determine what style is best suited for your individual needs.