About Chiropractic

Chiropractic is safe, gentle and unbelievably effective.

The third largest health-care system in the world, it unleashes the innate ability of the body to heal itself by realigning the spine. This opens the nerve channels and allows the healing power of your body to be turned on. The nervous system is the “master controller” of your body. With a nervous system that is free of interference the brain sends and receives all the vital correct messages your body needs to function.

Chiropractic is based around the principle that the human organism has an innate power to maintain its own health. When vertebrae of the spine become misaligned or move out of their normal position they can distort the flow of information from the brain to the body. Without the proper information from the nervous system the body cannot function to its full potential. This information coordinates the myriad chemical reactions that dictate how well we sleep, how food is digested, how well we concentrate, our body’s physical strength and coordination, the capabilities of the immune system and all aspects of body function.

Chiropractic focuses on removing interference to your nervous system by finding areas of the spine that are out of alignment causing a decrease in range of motion and spinal health.

Proper alignment and motion of the spine are the most important factors in keeping your spine healthy. A slight decrease or increase in the range of motion will lead to improper biomechanics of the vertebra which in turn can irritate blood vessels, create tension in the spinal cord, and also irritate nerve roots which branch off from the spinal cord between each of the vertebrae. This irritation may cause pain and dysfunction in muscles, lymphatic and organ tissue as well as imbalance in the normal body processes.

A fall, injury, sudden jar, trauma, or sometimes an inherited spinal weakness can displace a vertebra. Other causes include improper sleeping conditions or habits, poor posture, occupational hazards, repetitive strain via computer use or TV watching, incorrect lifting practices, obesity, lack of rest and exercise, and stress.