What is Chiropractic Medicine?
Chiropractic is a health care discipline, which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.
When problems in the spine and other joints interfere with the proper functioning of the nervous system, health is diminished. Spinal misalignment causes spinal nerve interference, which harms muscles, ligaments, joints, blood vessels and skin, leading to injuries and pain.Pain may not be experienced until after substantial tissue damage. To prevent that, it is advisable to have regular chiropractic check-ups.
Bringing Back Balance
Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) seek to bring the body back into balance, using the body’s inherent recuperative power to heal itself. To do this, DCs employ manual adjustment of the spine so nerve and skeletal systems are allowed to function properly.
With more Americans determined to take responsibility for their health, it is understandable that chiropractic is growing quickly. Today, chiropractic is the third largest doctoral level health profession after medicine and dentistry. Many insurance companies have included chiropractic in their policies because they recognize how safe and effective it is. It is also covered under Medicare and Medicaid. Chiropractic has come into the mainstream and is now universally accepted as a sound health care choice.
Because chiropractic medicine centers on health, not disease, a chiropractor will also carefully evaluate lifestyle issues, including nutrition, exercise and stress. In addition, Doctors of Chiropractic recognize the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient.
ACtive release technique
Active Release Technique, or A.R.T. is a patented state of the art soft tissue system/movement based technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with A.R.T. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
Chiropractic May Help With:
Low Back Pain
Bulging and Herniated Disc
Foot and Ankle Pain
Joint Pain and Stiffness
Jaw Pain (TMJ)