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Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-surgical approach to healing and wellness. Chiropractic care restores health and prevents injury by improving the structural integrity of the body, primarily the spine. The brain communicates with the rest of the body via the spinal cord and nervous system. When functioning perfectly, this communication is uninterrupted, and the messages go to and from the brain without interference.
Addressing the Root of the Problem
The nervous system serves as the body's wiring. If this wiring is inhibited, the signal does not reach the intended body part, and illness/pain may result. Such interferences can manifest anywhere along your spine. Pain, numbness, and/or tingling in your leg or foot may actually be caused by a problem in your lower back, where the nerves connecting to that leg originate. We can examine the spine for malfunctions and remove them through controlled techniques. Every joint in our body has a joint mechanoreceptor. By stimulating the joint mechanoreceptor through spinal manipulation we can stimulate the central nervous system resulting in better muscle tone, less guarding, and an increase in tissue metabolism...which means decreased muscle spasms, decreased inflammation, and most importantly, decreased pain!
According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, chiropractic care focuses on the relationship of structure and function (as coordinated by the nervous system), and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of your health. Qualified chiropractors are professional medical practitioners, delivering quality care at a fraction of the cost of drug treatments and surgery.