Caring for you
Holistic care is a lifelong journey, starting in infancy and supporting you all the way through your golden years.
Infants & Children
While your bundle of joy or terrible two appears to be the epitome of flexibility and elasticity, and can perform miracles in getting into all sorts of precarious situations – their little spines feel all the same bumps, jolts and displacements their older counterparts do. They just may not be able to tell you what hurts or why. Learning to use their little bodies involves hundreds of falls, a bobble head they have to develop muscle to support and countless random sleeping positions from car seats to grandma’s lap. When you knock that tiny spine out of place it creates stress and imbalance to the nervous system, lowering the immune system, increasing discomfort to the child who can’t tell you why just yet and makes way for other issues like increased ear infections.
During a period of fervent growth in the brain, spine and all systems galore, supporting the body with an aligned spine does wonders for a young adult. Whether just a little confidence booster, a head held high, improved sportsmanship or better sleep… everything we do to support our young adults prepares them, and their bodies, for a healthy future. With great posture, a young adult also receives an immune system boost and hormonal control that leaves the whole being feeling balanced and ready for the world ahead.
The wear and tear of adult life, stress, busy schedules and demanding lifestyles can exhaust the adult body. Before you know it, you’re unconsciously accommodating for those stresses with poor posture, unresolved injuries and general maladies. This is a common time for people to start working under Chiropractic care because things are starting to hurt more than usual! Don’t wait until you’re in your middle adult years to get the care you need. But if that’s where you are today, allow us to provide the holistic lifelong care that will keep you bouncing well into your golden years. Simply adjusting the areas of the spine that are not working or aligned properly can help prevent more spine and disc degeneration damage down the road. And it has even helped reverse some organ dysfunctions you may believe is just an ‘old age’ issue.
Here we see the life return back to your years. Restore motion and the energy returns back to where it was lost for decades. After lab tests come back, many patients reduce or are told they no longer need to be on medications once prescribed. Feel younger and start making your children worry their inheritance isn’t coming anytime soon.
X-rays are often taken on most patients to give the doctor an inside look at what is going on with the bone structure of the entire spine and surrounding skeletal structure. From this x-ray, the doctor can tell your current spine angles as well as any potential further issues including the potential need for additional information such as an MRI.
Adjustments, or manipulation as they’re sometimes referred to, are the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident.
When these vertebrae are out of place, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can’t function at our peak.
An adjustment is often a pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a vertebrae back into place. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you’re cracking your knuckles referred to as joint cavitation. It is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.
Overall, adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level. When the body is in alignment, the body is able to respond and perform as it was designed to.
Injuries are a jolt to the whole system and you’re probably ‘feeling’ a lot more than merely pain in your body.
For example, being in a car accident is a very difficult situation on a number of levels. Your pain is sometimes secondary to the aftermath of having your car at the mechanic as well as the stress of dealing with your insurance and potentially missing work.
While you are in a hurry to get your car fixed and back to normal activities, make sure to see your chiropractor before you make any major decisions. There could be underlying injuries that a minor stiff neck is not allowing you to uncover. A car accident is a major event and the trauma that comes from that could be significant.
Chiropractors are specialists in soft and hard tissue problems including the consequences that could arise from the trauma from a car accident. Make sure you see us to get a full examination.
Personal injury is related to bodily harm that comes from being involved in any type of accident or mishap. The difference between personal injury and workers comp is that personal injury takes place outside of work. Chiropractors are professionals at uncovering underlying issues in personal injury accidents. Whether it be a single adjustment or a series of treatments, we are one of the best options to get you healing on the right path and back to near perfect.
If you find yourself in a personal injury accident, make sure that you at least get a consultation with a chiropractor as you may have underlying issues that traditional medicine may have missed or took the “wait and see” approach on. Don’t let your injury go unnoticed and cause major issues down the line.
Professional sports figures are consistently reaching new heights in their professional careers. With each passing year, new records are shattered and the human body is pushed to its limits. Everyday athletes follow suit by pushing themselves harder, choosing rigorous training patterns, and taking their diets to a new level. Despite the meticulous care and training that athletes take, they experience musculoskeletal injuries.
Chiropractors are to athletes, just as Cardiologists are to those who suffer with cardiovascular disease. Chiropractors have specific training in evaluating and treating the injuries and ailments of athletes. Chiropractors can treat an injured athlete more effectively than a medical doctor, who is not well versed in sports injuries. In addition to treating athletic injuries, the chiropractor is skilled in aiding the athlete in injury prevention.
Athletes who receive treatment from a medical doctor find themselves frequently benched and on the sidelines. Others play and then spend hours after the game with ice packs and taking pain medication. Medical doctors do not treat the body as an integrated system, but rather treats each injury individually.
It has been said that chiropractic care most closely relates to the needs of the athlete because special attention is given to the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, and nerves. Chiropractic ensures that all pieces of the musculoskeletal system are working in harmony and in their healthiest, most natural state.
Professional athletes see such a great value in our chiropractic treatment that they regularly have chiropractic well visits to prevent injuries.
If you are an athlete or weekend warrior, chiropractic care will enable you to reach peak performance, without breaking yourself. Make an appointment with us today.