Chiropractic is a system of healthcare focused on joint alignment, primarily in the spine. A subluxation is an incomplete or partial dislocation of spinal vertebrae. What makes chiropractic different is that it does not merely focus its attention on the removal of disease and symptoms, but instead focuses on the integrity of the spine and nerve system. The nerve system is a vital part of health. When a vertebra subluxates (misaligns, interfering with nerve impulses), it inhibits the body from functioning perfectly and results in a loss of health. This is why we are able to help skeletal aches and pains, but a myriad of other conditions as well. Such as headaches, ear aches, radiating pain, menstrual cramping, constipation, etc. If the cause of these conditions is a due to a bone misalignment, it is likely we can help.
PAIN; WHAT IS IT TELLING YOU?
Pain is a protective mechanism for the body. It occurs whenever tissues are being damaged. Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong and is usually the last manifestation of an underlying problem.
If the oil warning light came on in a car, would it be wise to put a piece of tape over the light so that it can’t be seen? Obviously not! Then why would someone take pain medications to simply hide the pain without addressing the reason for the pain?
Pain medications may cover up our body’s warning signs, but do not correct the underlying cause of the pain. This is why some people have recurring symptoms.
SYMPTOM CARE VS. FUNCTION CARE
All health approaches can be divided into two major categories.
The first approach is a symptom care. The idea being that when you cover a symptom, usually with drugs, this allows the body to heal while the symptoms are not felt. While this may work some of the time, the problem is that most of the time the problem festers as the body weakens further.
The second approach is function care. It views symptoms not as something that needs to be suppressed, but used to gather information so that the cause can be addressed. When function is restored, the symptoms leave.
I check the spine to correct subluxations any time they occur. For this reason, I recommend you come in when lingering pains appear. Since my focus is primarily injury and pain, I recommend coming in when you have neck pain, mid or lower back pain, shoulder or rotator cuff pain, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, facet syndrome, sprains or strains, knee pain, hip pain, ankle or foot pain.