The Basics

Chiropractic has been around since 1895 and is used by tens of millions of people worldwide yet even now, over 100 years later, many are still confused about what it is. 

FACT:   The body is a self-healing and self-regulating organism.  In other words, under normal circumstances, the body is perfectly capable of healing itself when injured or sick.  If you cut yourself shaving, what happens a few days later?  The cut heals.  If you fall down and break a bone, what happens a few weeks later?  Right, the bone heals.  Also, in every minute of every day your lungs are breathing, your heart is beating, your digestive system is processing food and your immune system is keeping you safe from microorganisms and all this happens without you being aware of it!

FACT:   The nervous system is the master system of the body.  The body is made up of trillions of cells and all of these cells have to work together in order for your body to function correctly.  The processes of the body are incredibly complicated and intricate and the only way these cells can work together properly is if there is a control center the coordinates their function.  This is the job of the nervous system.  The nervous system consists of the brain, the spinal cord, and the nerves that branch from the spinal cord and travel to all parts of the body.

FACT:   If anything interferes with the nervous system, the body cannot function or heal properly.  If the nervous system has to coordinate the function of trillions of cells in order for us to heal and regulate properly, then it is essential that our nervous system work optimally.  If anything interferes with the messages being transmitted by the brain down the spinal cord and out to the body then the body will be unable to heal and regulate properly.  In other words, the only way your organs know what to do is by receiving instructions from the brain through the nerves.  If the instructions get blocked or distorted along the way, the organs and tissues will be unable to function properly and the body will break down.

FACT:   The primary interference to the nervous system occurs in the spine.  The spinal cord is encased by the vertebrae of the spine.  The nerves that branch out to the body from the spinal cord exit the spine from in between the vertebrae.  If any of the vertebrae of the spine misalign, get stuck, or fail to move properly, they will distort and interfere with the transmission of nerve impulses from the brain.  This phenomenon is called a subluxation.  Unfortunately, this condition is very common and affects the health of many people.

So to sum it all up...

The body is a self-healing, self-regulating organism.    
The nervous system is the master controlling system of the body.                  
If anything interferes with the function of the nervous system then the body will begin to malfunction.    
The most common interference to the nervous system occurs in the spine and is called subluxation.  A subluxation is when a vertebra misaligns interfering with the nervous system. So now that you understand the basics, explaining chiropractic is simple. Chiropractic is the detection and correction of spinal subluxations.

Now that you have this understanding, let's clarify a few things;

Chiropractic is not a cure-all.  In fact, chiropractic is not a treatment for any specific disease or condition other than subluxations.  By reducing subluxations with chiropractic adjustments, interference to the nervous system is reduced which allows the body to heal and function better.  This is why so many people respond to chiropractic with so many different conditions.  The body heals and functions better when the nervous system is intact which often results in the body healing itself.  It's as simple as that!

Chiropractic is for all ages.  It's just as important that kids have a subluxation-free nervous system as it is for adults.  In fact, it's MORE important!  In our office we adjust kids of all ages including newborns (do you think the birth process could misalign a vertebrae or two?).

Subluxations rarely cause back pain.  Assuming you don't have subluxations because your back doesn't hurt is like assuming you don't have any cavities because your teeth don't hurt.  Big mistake.  Back and neck pain don't typically show up until you've had a subluxation for quite a while, sometimes years.  Kids typically don't get back pain yet they OFTEN have subluxations causing nerve disturbances which lead to health problems.

Chiropractic care is safe and doesn't hurt.  We employ several different adjusting techniques to accommodate all types of conditions and situations.  There's absolutely nothing to fear.  If it's any indication, our children patients typically argue with their brothers and sisters as to who gets to get on the table first!  You better believe that wouldn't be the case if their adjustment hurt!

Chiropractic in our office is affordable.  In our office, you don't need a cadillac insurance policy in order to receive all the care you need.  In fact, a large percentage of our patients bring their entire family in for care and don't use insurance at all.  While we gladly accept and submit your insurance, don't assume that you need a premium policy to start care in our office.

We are committed to raising the level of health in our community and to giving everyone a first class experience.  We look forward to meeting you soon.