Why Chiropractic? Before answering this question, let's take a look at what Chiropractic actually is.
There are two aspects to health care. One is response to disease or injury; the second is prevention of problems, which is true HEALTH care. Chiropractic is probably best known in the first category, which is a response to injury and specifically, injuries to the back and/or spine.
Spinal injuries are mechanical problems. The spine is made up of 24 individual vertebrae that are stacked upon the pelvis. Wherever two bones come together in a joint, there is a specific range of motion expected, and when there is an injury, that normal/expected range of motion is often disrupted. In Chiropractic, we evaluate the movement of the vertebral joints, identify the levels where that motion might be deficient, and then mobilize or "adjust" the joints accordingly. There are a number of different ways to evaluate, and also a variety of approaches to re-establishing normal movement.
At the Chiropractic Healing Arts Center, we are not satisfied with just moving those joints. Our goal is to re-establish healthy movement patterns, and then work toward PREVENTION of future problems.
The best way to accomplish that goal is to enlist the patient as the most important member of the health care team. With this mind set, rehabilitative exercises are taught, and healthy biomechanics are stressed. By working together, we can most efficiently address the current spinal problems, limit or eliminate pain, and set the stage for optimal future function.