Our bodies are magical. They have built-in, self-healing mechanisms that are a wonder. It is imperative that there be no kinks or restrictions in the nervous system to impede this process. The spinal column acts like a switchboard for the nervous system. Where there is nerve interference caused by misalignments in the spine, known as subluxations, pain can occur and the body’s defenses can be diminished. By adjusting the spinal joints to remove subluxations, normal nerve function can be restored. Subluxations can occur due to injuries but also due to internal stresses.
When we have a neck pain or low back pain, it is never a solitary issue like a subluxation that is the culprit. It is always a complex of issues such as muscle spasm, inflammation, misalignment and occasionally ribs out of place, disc bulges (slipped disc) or a torqued pelvis. In my treatment sessions, you never receive only a spinal adjustment. Patients typically receive longer treatment time with care that includes massage techniques such as myofascial release, several gentle chiropractic techniques that reposition the bones and soft tissue, physical therapies such as vibration and far-infrared, and laser acupuncture and acupressure.
This approach not only alleviates pain but also helps you move freely and have better posture, which in turn helps your blood flow and your mood. This is why people feel so good after treatments and why so many choose to come monthly for maintenance care. The combination of therapies is the optimum way to get fast and thorough healing and what makes me unique among chiropractors.
One important thing to note is that chiropractic treatments not only help the spine itself (neck and back), but they also directly impact the whole rest of your body systems: digestive, reproductive, endocrine, etc. Therefore, chiropractic treatments always play a role in correcting any health issues I am addressing as well as in preventive wellness care.