The Nervous System
Chiropractic is a natural, non-invasive form of healthcare that respects the body's innate ability to heal itself. Many people consider chiropractors to be “back doctors” or “bone doctors,” which is partially true. Yes, we do work with the spine, but only as an avenue to reach the nervous system. The nervous system is comprised of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves that communicate to every single cell, organ, and tissue in the body. These vital structures are protected by the skull and spinal column and can be negatively affected by physical, chemical, and emotional stress. Stress can cause interference in your nervous system which can lead to lowered resistance to disease, organ malfunction, poor posture, pain, and physical and emotional illness. Chiropractic care assists the body in regaining optimal function by removing subluxations and releasing stress so that body's systems can be restored.
Chiropractors adjust the spine to allow the nervous system to be free from interference so that it can better adapt to its environment and function at the most optimal level. This is done with either the chiropractor's hands or with a handheld instrument that exerts a light pressure.
Once interference is removed, your intelligent body is able to express health as it starts the process of healing.
Every adjustment builds on the one before, which is why time and consistency are important in restoring nervous system balance, reducing chronic stress response, and rebuilding healthy patterns. If you think about how long it may have taken to get to a poor state of health, consider what it would take to get you to where you want to be.
We have many different techniques we are trained in. You will find that each adjustment will be a combination of multiple different techniques, based on the how your body responds to the adjustment. Some techniques utilized include Diversified, Webster, Koren Specific, Thompson and Logan.
Since our practice cares for a lot of kids, you might be wondering what an adjustment looks like for them. Reassuringly, it is very gentle. In babies, the amount of pressure you would use with your finger to check the ripeness of a tomato is enough to make a big impact in their health! Sometimes, little ones are so comfortable getting adjusted they fall asleep or stay asleep through the whole visit.