Our office uses a combination of traditional and holistic approaches for your health and well-being. Our wellness plans consist of chiropractic care, massage therapy, therapeutic stretching, exercise programs, nutrition counseling and the overall approach to wellness. We help you take a preventive approach to your health. Let us help you get the care you need and deserve.
Chiropractic treatments can be an effective component of wellness care. Also known as preventive care, wellness care refers to treatment or measures designed not to cure a disease or reduce pain, but prevent them from occurring or re-occurring. Wellness care is getting a lot of attention in the media these days due to the failures of the modern medical establishment to stem the rate of chronic degenerative diseases such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes. People are finally realizing the benefits of wellness care and are taking responsibility for their own health.
A Big Picture view of your body:
Nestled inside your spine is your spinal cord, which is actually an extension of your brain. It is a bundle of millions of nerves that regulate your body’s functions (see figure to the right). Nerve signals flow from organ to brain and brain to organ providing control and feedback. Nerve cells are highly specialized and are very sensitive to pressure. Studies show that the mere weight of a penny is enough pressure to cause nerves to malfunction.
Now, imagine one or several spinal bones (vertebra) rotated or deviating from the rest (imagine this while looking at the diagram above).
This can occur from previous trauma like a fall, sports injury or car accident. It can also develop over time from sitting hunched in front of a computer all day and getting no exercise. These spinal misalignments, sometimes referred to as subluxations can stretch the spinal cord and cause the nerves to “misfire”. A less responsive nervous system can then lead to injury and possibly organic conditions like headaches (if the misalignment is in the neck) or stomach distress.
Chiropractic treatment is one way to help prevent spinal misalignments from interfering with your spinal cord and nervous system. We offer Wellness Care programs centered on periodic spinal exams and adjustments. Dietary supplements can also be recommended, based on your health history and condition, as well as specific, targeted spinal exercises.
The benefits of Chiropractic Wellness Care include:
It helps keep your spine flexible and your joints movable and healthy.
It helps improve posture, and thus energy levels.
It helps remove pressure to your spinal cord allowing your nerves to work properly
It helps foster a more responsive nervous system, reducing chances of “throwing your back out” due to poor muscular coordination.
When do you know if you need Chiropractic Wellness Care?
If you engage in activities that involve trauma/stress to the spine,, such as long hours sitting at a desk, heavy lifting, or playing contact sports.
If you have a history of the above, especially sports injuries. You most likely already have areas in your spine that may be placing pressure on your cord, possibly creating minimal but ongoing symptoms.
If you have bad posture, such as uneven hips, uneven shoulders, a head tilt, or hunched back. It’s best to check yourself in the mirror for these things or ask a friend to observe you because the brain tends to register poor posture as normal, over time.
If you find yourself frequently low on energy. This can be caused by abnormal breathing patterns and excessive muscle exertion due to spinal misalignments.
If you suffer from recurring headaches, or get sick (cold, flu virus) more than once a year. You may have stress to your spinal cord coming from misaligned vertebrae.
For more information, please schedule a consultation with our Chiropractor to properly assess your body alignment.
We pride ourselves in treating our patients like we do our own family....if there is nothing wrong with you, we will tell you so. If there is, we will find out what it is, or refer you to someone who can. If it is outside of our scope of practice we will give you a choice of referrals to continue your health journey.
We will perform, diagnostic tests such as MRI’s, X-rays, and blood test only if we deem them necessary, reflected upon your condition.
Our goal is not to simply take your money, but to create an honest and reliable source of healthcare that you can count on for every aspect of your body’s needs. Collectively we have been in business for over 15 years and 92% of our new patients come from our patient’s referrals, and 76% of our patient visits are wellness visits.