What is Chiropractic?
The word Chiropractic actually means "to be done by hand". Chiropractors use small adjustments to the spine to create balance and uninterrupted flow of messages through your nervous system which connects your brain to the rest of your body. The nervous system includes the brain, the spinal cord, and every nerve cell connected to them. The brain and nervous system not only keep us alive, but also repair, renew, coordinate, and heal EVERY part of the body, from the largest organs down to the smallest cells. ALL of these functions are accomplished automatically, as long as there is no disruption of flow along the nervous system or your spine.
When the nervous system is functioning properly we experience a state of ease and comfort. When there is a disruption in flow, this is called a subluxation and we experience a state of dis-ease. Because every person is completely unique, dis-ease can manifest as a number of different issues or health complications. Dis-ease is different than disease. Disease is generally something that has a name, such as a particular condition. Dis-ease, however, is a way to describe a state of being that is not in ease, a person that is not experiencing wholeness or complete health. Dis-ease often includes symptoms such as pain, loss of function, acute and chronic “diagnosed” conditions, emotional and psychological changes or conditions, and an overall reduction in quality of life.
Locating and correcting subluxations is the primary purpose of chiropractic. If you are suffering from “Subluxation” it simply means that two or more segments of the spine become slightly displaced from their normal positions affecting your nervous system. Subluxation can cause a number of ailments from spinal discomfort to the common cold. When your body, mind, soul and nervous system are connected and in-balance you can truly heal. In order to heal and to grow, it is essential to have a fully functioning nervous system and mind-body connection.
Dr. Chelsea & Dr. Carl use a number of techniques to make minor adjustments to your spine if needed. They will either use their hands or a small instrument called an activator to make the necessary adjustments.