Chiropractic is a science, art and philosophy that roots itself in the restoration and maintenance of the nervous system without the use of drugs or surgery. The body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism, and chiropractors treat it as such. These processes are controlled by the brain, spinal cord and every nerve in the body.
Your body protects these functions. The skull protects the delicate tissues of the brain. The moving bones of the spine protect the vulnerable communication pathways of the spinal cord and nerve roots. If your nervous system is impaired, tissues and organs throughout the body can malfunction. Doctors of Chiropractic call this the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. The Chiropractic adjustment has been proven to increase motion, increase circulation, remove nervous irritation and reduce swelling and pain. Once this nervous irritation is removed, your body is able to do what it is designed to do: heal itself.
Chiropractors help in restoring nervous system function. Many chiropractors also focus on the biomechanics of the body, such as joint motion.
The first step we'll take is to review your case history. Restoring proper spinal biomechanics and improving nervous system function can't occur until we know your history, past surgeries, accidents, when the symptoms began, and so forth. After reviewing your history and discussing your specific condition, a thorough orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic examination will be performed. X-rays may be taken which will help uncover structural and functional problems. Then, once the examination is complete, your chiropractor will explain the findings and outline a treatment plan. Progress is then monitored with periodic examination and follow-up reports.