Chiropractic doesn’t cure anything. Chiropractic produces results by helping the nerve system work the way it should. Nerve impulses flow from the brain, down the spinal cord, to every organ and tissue. Impulses sent back to the brain confirm that the body is working as it should. The moving bones (vertebra) of the spine can interfere with this exchange. Choked or irritated nerves can degrade or distort these messages. This is called a subluxation. Without proper nerve system control and monitoring, ill health results.
Chiropractic focuses on the integrity of your nerve system. Spinal adjustments restore your body’s ability to regulate and heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. This has helped people with a variety of health problems, without drugs or surgery, for over one hundred years. Chiropractic is simple. It is natural. It honors the wisdom of your body and has helped millions to enjoy relief and better health. The goal of chiropractic is to adjust the spine to allow these genetic/innate life impulses to flow freely along the spine and nerves so that maximum health can be enjoyed. This results in a better quality of health.
Level of Care? It’s Up To You!
I strongly believe that how long you benefit from chiropractic care is up to you. The schedule of care that best suits your personal health style is for you to decide. As you know from reading “Chiropractic Doesn’t Cure Anything" above, my job is to adjust the spine to correct subluxations so you can enjoy a better quality of health. Here are the three basic choices that patients have:
- Relief/Patch Care: The goal is symptomatic relief as soon as possible. Care usually lasts from days to weeks. This is similar to a dentist simply filling a cavity.
Corrective/Fix Care: This is care that continues after relief is obtained. Why would you want care if you don’t hurt? To stay well and prevent the pain from coming back. Spinal correction is akin to putting braces on the teeth. Time is required to make a change.
Wellness Care: In addition to regular chiropractic check-ups, these patients are pro-active regarding diet, rest, exercise and mental attitude, understanding the benefits of a long-term commitment to health. This equates to wearing a retainer after the braces come off along with brushing, flossing and regular check-ups.