What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is is based on the scientific fact that the nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system of the body. The brain and the spinal cord are protected by bones, specifically the skull and vertebra. When the vertebra lose their normal position or move improperly, they irritate the nervous system. This irritation can effect the nerves which supply the tissues and organs causing a lack of function. Chiropractors locate and correct the areas of the spine not functioning properly. The correction is done through a procedure called an adjustment.What is subluxation?
The term “subluxation” is used by chiropractors to depict the altered position of the vertebra and subsequent functional loss, which determines the location for the manipulative treatment. A subluxation is a misalignment of one or more of the twenty-four vertebrae (spinal bones). Subluxations can interfere with your nervous system, which impairs your body’s ability to heal itself and function at its optimum level.
What’s An Adjustment?
Chiropractic adjustments usually involve a quick thrust that helps add motion to spinal joints that are not moving right. Some methods use the doctor’s hands, an instrument, a special table or the force of gravity. There are many ways to adjust the spine.
How Many Adjustments Will I Need?
The number of adjustments varies with each patient and his or her individual health goals. Many patients sense progress within a week or two of frequent visits. Visits become less often as your spine stabilizes. In chronic cases, complete healing can take months.
Is Chiropractic Treatment Safe?
Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Current literature shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours.
What Should I Expect?
On your initial consultation includes a check-Up and spinal screening where a a thorough examination is performed. Dr. Pyne will then explain his findings, review any problems found and recommended treatment program to you. Recommendations will often include lifestyle factors that affect your overall health, such as your diet, level of exercise, your rest, and recreational habits. Recommended treatment may also include adjunctive therapies, depending on your state of health. The effects of your treatment may be immediate or they may take time. Again, all is dependent on your current overall state of well being.