Chiropractic is a health care discipline that believes your body has the natural ability to maintain a disease free state. It works with your body’s already existing tendency toward good health, your body’s normal condition.
How Can Chiropractic Keep Me Healthy?
The demands of everyday living are often quite taxing on your spinal column and can lead to misalignment and loss of normal movement in your spinal segments. Such problems interfere in the normal functioning of your nervous system. The nervous system includes the brain, the spinal cord and all the nerves that regulate millions of processes going on inside of you all of the time. Chiropractic works to ensure this system is functioning at its best by the use of periodic postural assessments, adjustments or spinal manipulative therapy and lifestyle consultations. When you think of the nervous system as the master system of the body you can understand why chiropractic care is so important.
What is an Adjustment?
Spinal Manipulative Therapy (SMT)
An adjustment or SMT is the main tool of the chiropractor. Your spine may not be functioning well due to injury, misalignment or lack of movement. Normal alignment and movement is restored by the application of a specific force delivered in a precise direction. Chiropractors spend many years in training to develop this highly skilled therapy.
Does an adjustment hurt?
You may feel light pressure on your spinal joints and/or hear a popping sound, the result of joints opening quickly. Adjustments rarely hurt, instead you may have immediate pain relief and feel more relaxed.
Is chiropractic safe?
Our procedures are safe and natural ways to improve the functioning of the nervous system and optimize health. In fact, the most recent research on mechanical low back pain indicates that chiropractic is the most effective and the safest first treatment option.
Chiropractors are doctors who undergo a rigorous education process. After completing their university degree, they spend four years and over 5,000 hours of chiropractic academic and clinical training. If you compare chiropractic college to medical school, you will see that the requirements and core curriculums are very similar.
The Whole Family Can Benefit
Not only adults benefit from chiropractic care. Children often experience aches, pains and postural problems related to the bumps and bruises of childhood. At FHO from infancy through senior years, we provide care for many functional ailments for your entire family including:
- Neck and back pain
- Arthritis pain/restriction
- Sports-related injuries
- Overuse strains and sprains
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Chronic pain
We also encourage regular spinal check-ups to help prevent injury and promote good health.
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