We feel it’s important for our patients to understand what Chiropractic Medicine is. We hope this brief guide gives you a better understanding of the doctrine behind it and how it applies to what we do.
Chiropractic Medicine is a form of holistic medicinal therapy used to manipulate the spine and nervous system for healing of the human body. Holistic means to heal the body naturally, without medication or surgery. As you go about your daily activities, or even as a result of an injury, your spine can become misaligned. This often times results in pain, discomfort and possibly causes diseases in other parts of the body.
The central nervous system, which is attached along the spinal column, is connected to tissues and organs throughout your whole body. Improper spinal alignment can result in a lack of blood flow to organs and pressure on your nerves. The lack of blood flow to your organs can cause any number of symptoms and concerns. Some of the issues that involve the vascular and nervous systems include high blood pressure, hypoglycemia, depression, headaches, sciatica and digestive problems.
The practice of Chiropractic Medicine is focused on manipulating the spine back into proper alignment, which encourages natural healing of these problems. It encourages proper placement of the bones, which will allow consistent blood flow in and out of the organs, improving overall health.
Chiropractic adjustments can benefit people of all ages. Not only do we see adults with spinal problems, but children as well. Children are prone to injury while playing sports or participating in other various activities. They also develop spine issues as a result of poor posture. If you notice spine problems in your children, early detection and treatment can help prevent a lifetime of pain.
While heredity may play a role in some patient’s issues, taking care of your body is an integral part of maintaining your overall health. As part of our treatment and prevention plans, we encourage proper exercise and a healthy diet. We can help you determine which exercises can be used to target and treat your specific needs.
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By Jeff Dougal