A chiropractor’s job is to find bones that don’t move well and to adjust them so that they move well. The goal of chiropractic care is to detect and correct or reduce subluxations, which improves the overall motion, and therefore function, of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system, especially as it relates to the spine. A subluxation is a joint with a lack of motion that may or may not be accompanied by pain. Pain is often the end result of a persistent subluxation. Subluxations deregulate the nervous system by placing tension on it. This tension on the nervous system diminishes the flow of information from the brain to the body and from the body back to the brain. A subluxation will develop into a Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC), causing stress and/or damage to the surrounding soft tissues, such as the discs, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. VSC’s develop over time due to large traumas, such as auto accidents, slips and falls, the birthing process, or sports injuries, or smaller traumas, such as repetitive motions, lack of sleep, chronic dehydration, improper diet, toxins, stress, or poor posture.
Properly evaluating and treating you for subluxations will address the bone and nervous system components of the VSC well, but will be limited in its effect to address the surrounding soft tissues. To adequately address all components of the VSC, we often combine chiropractic adjustments of the spine and extremities with postural corrective spinal rehabilitation. This allows us to better address the damage that a subluxation has caused to your discs, ligaments, tendons, and muscles, thus reducing VSC’s, and improving the overall function of your neuro-musculo-skeletal system and your health.
After you have completed your recommended care plan, we recommend that you seek maintenance chiropractic care in order to ensure that you maintain your results and overall health. We offer individual and family maintenance care plans.