Chiropractic

The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of desease. – Thomas A. Edison

Why seek chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care optimizes spinal alignment and restores nervous system function.  In many cases, it is found that not only does the pain get better or disappear, but also quality of life improves dramatically with increased energy and function.

Your First Adjustment

After your first adjustment, you will experience one of these scenarios:

  1. No change at all.
  2. Immediate feeling of relief and relaxation.
  3. Increase in symptoms/discomfort or a change in the way you were feeling prior to the adjustment.

What you are feeling is much the same as the muscle soreness you experience after exercising.  This is NOT a reason for concern!  It is merely the result of your spine moving and becoming correctly aligned.  With time and each subsequent adjustment, your body will become accustomed to the new changes.   You may also start to notice symptoms in other areas of your spine, especially if you have had these subluxations for an extended period of time.  Your body has attempted to compensate for these misalignments, so by restoring the normal structural alignments, the areas above and below may shift.  This compensation will also involve the supporting soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, and tendons) and explains why it takes more than just one adjustment to make lasting spinal corrections. It is very important to remember that every body heals at a different rate because of varied physical and mental stresses.  BE PATIENT!  Give your body time to heal.  What you do outside of your appointment will either hinder or enhance this remarkable process.  Listen to your body, watch your posture while sitting and lifting, and attempt to reduce other stresses in your life.  You are in the right place to improve your quality of life!

Adjustments for Children

As a concerned parent, you no doubt wonder if your child is as healthy as possible.  Many factors contribute to your child’s overall health.  A major component is the communication between your child’s brain and their body.  This is a vital link controlling the growth, repair, and function of every cell, tissue, and organ in the body! Diet, exercise, rest, and spiritual support are other important factors. The chiropractic approach to health is safe and natural, and is the best thing that you can do for your child. Chiropractic care for children is very gentle and is proven to be very effective for many concerns including infantile colic, ear infections, scoliosis, constipation, diarrhea, reflux, and many more. There is only one way to know if your child’s spine is aligned, so bring them in to have their spines checked and help make adjustments in their lives with Ella the elephant!

Chiropractic–The Science, Art, & Philosophy

The Science

Since its beginning more than a century ago, chiropractic principles have been based on the scientific fact that the nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ, and system of your body. While the brain is protected by the skull, the spinal cord is more vulnerable, covered by 24 moving vertebrae.  When these bones lose their normal motion or position, they can irritate the nervous system.  This disrupts the function of the tissues or organs this system controls, and is called the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. Chiropractic is the science of locating these areas of spinal malfunction, the art of correcting them, and the philosophy of things natural.

The Art

The word adjustment describes hundreds of ways of using carefully directed and controlled pressure to restore bones in or near the spine, as well as others throughout the body’s skeletal frame, to a more normal position and motion.  When spinal function is improved, nervous system function (health) can and does improve too. After years of training, chiropractic doctors become experts at using just the right amount of force in the right direction.  This may require a quick movement or in other instances a slow and constant pressure. Chiropractic is truly an art.

The Philosophy

Besides the science and art, chiropractic has a philosophical aspect.  Chiropractic doctors recognize that regardless of the type of doctor you consult, doctors don’t heal, only the body can heal itself.  So your chiropractic doctor’s main purpose is to reduce interference to your inborn healing ability.

Steps for new chiropractic patients:

> Step 1 – Consultation:  Dr. Jess will assess your symptoms and understand your case history to determine if the problem is chiropractic related.  It is at this point that she will determine and discuss with you what testing is required for your specific case. There is no charge for your initial consultation at our office. >

Step 2 – Examination:  If Dr. Jess feels that you have a chiropractic related problem, or a condition that needs further evaluation, a thorough examination is performed. This examination often includes vital signs, range of motion, orthopedic tests, neurologic tests, chiropractic testing, postural analysis and a spinal scan.>

Step 3 – X-Rays:  X-rays may also be performed on-site if indicated by history and examination. Minimum necessary views are taken and only when absolutely necessary.  Modern film and screen combinations are used to minimize exposure.>

Step 4 – Report of Findings:  After carefully correlating your findings, Dr. Jess will review her findings with you. Recommendations and options will be made for your specific case.

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