Benefits of Chiropractic
Less pain and aches
About 10% of the nerves fibers that come out from your spine carry information to the brain about pain and aches. Sometimes one or more vertebrae slightly misaligned in the spine cause nerve pressure and interference. Chiropractors call this condition a “vertebral subluxation”.
Once the subluxation is corrected, many patients report less pain and aches in the low back, hips, shoulders, middle back, knees, neck and in many other regions of the body.
Positive changes in the body
The other 90% of the nerves fibers that come out from your spine carry information to the brain about the basic functions of life: digestion, breathing, blood pressure, balance, etc.
After a series of adjustments, patients usually report positive changes in their bodily functions. Some of these reported changes are: less vertigo and dizziness, better digestion, less painful menstrual cramps and better breathing just to mention a few.
Diminishing Intensity and Frequency of Headaches
If I could pick one symptom that patients report the most improvements, that would be headaches.
More than 50% of the jobs today involve being in front of a computer screen for many hours a day.
This usually causes stress on neck muscles, which changes the proper alignment of the cervical spine.
Through very specific adjustments, we remove the nerve tension and interference in the neck, thus improving nerve flow and blood flow to the brain.
Chiropractic is defined as a philosophy, science, and art.
Thus, my professional approach is based on these 3 premises.
Philosophy: Why do I adjust the spine?
When was the last time you had to tell your heart to beat? Or your stomach to churn?
As you can see, your body has an innate intelligence that allows it to perform millions of functions day by day.
The director of all these functions is the brain and it communicates with every cell, tissue and organ of the body throughout the nervous system that runs through your spine.
Keeping a well aligned spine, and a nervous system free of interference will allow the body to function to its optimum capabilities. That is why I adjust the spine of my patients when it is needed.
Science: What vertebra am I going to adjust?
To decide what to do with each patient, I perform an examination.
I take a case history to find the cause and onset of the problem.
I palpate the spine, and check ranges of motion, and I analyze x-rays when needed.
My goal is to be as specific as possible when finding the subluxated vertebra, because a specific finding will allow me to apply a specific correction.
Art: How am I going to adjust the spine?
That specific correction is how a subluxation is removed and it is called “a chiropractic adjustment”.
Let me give you an analogy. If I want to open a door, I can kick it down to the ground, or I can gently turn the knob and open it with care.
The chiropractic adjustment works in the same way. It is a gentle and specific force that will open the space (door) in between vertebrae to allow the proper flow of the nervous system.
I have worked thousands of hours to master my art and most patients are pleased with my caring touch.