How can Chiropractic help me?
Chiropractic can assist you by working with you and your other health care professionals (M.D., and D.O.) by maintaining your spine in proper alignment. Every organ in the body is under some type of neurological (nerve) control, so does it not seem sensible that if nerve impulses do not get to the organ its function is going to be compromised?
What is an Chiropractic adjustment or Spinal Manipulation?
The gentle correction of a subluxation manually or device to relieve the pressure on the nerves and thereby normalize proper function and optimize health.
The PA Chiropractic Board defines an adjustment as the following:
“Manipulation/adjustment.” A passive manual maneuver during which a joint complex is carried beyond the normal physiological range of motion that are applied without exceeding the boundaries of anatomical integrity of the joint complex or other articulations and that are intended to result in cavitation of the joint or reduce subluxation.”
What are the main causes of subluxations?
1. Physical Traumas such as slips, falls, whiplash, repetitive motions, bad posture, back packs, and birth traumas (delivery, forceps, suction); 2. Emotional Stress such as grief, anger, fear and depression; 3. Chemical Imbalance such as increased alcohol use, drugs, environmental issues and poor diet can cause subluxations.
Can I adjust myself?
Some people may make their joints “pop” or “crack” and think they've made an adjustment. Damage can occur by “self manipulating” a joint with weakened muscles and ligaments. Chiropractic adjustments or spinal manipulations are specific and require the skill of a professionally trained doctor of chiropractic to administer. Even your chiropractic doctor must consult a colleague to personally benefit from chiropractic care.
What if I do not respond to chiropractic?
The consultation and examination are necessary to determine if chiropractic can help your condition. If not, you may be referred to another specialist who might be able to help. In any event, your health and happiness are our primary goal.