How Chiropractic Works

The nervous system controls the body by sending instructions from the brain, down the spinal cord and out to every organ and tissue in the body.
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Chiropractic is a form of health care that concerns itself with the relationship between the nervous system and the function (health) of the body. The nervous system, composed of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves, is what controls the body by sending messages from the brain, down the spinal cord and out to every organ, tissue, and cell in the body.

The nervous system is the master system that controls everything from breathing and digestion to movement, circulation, and touch. It is also how the body communicates or warns you when something is not right, usually by producing symptoms or pain.

A subluxation can interfere with the vital messages from the brain to the organs of the body. This pressure on the nerves can cause them to become irritated, resulting in pain and/or loss of function.
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Trauma, injury, falls, poor posture, muscle weakness or spasm, and even stress can cause the spine to lose its normal alignment, which can cause pressure or irritation to the delicate nerves that exit between the bones. This condition is called a subluxation; a minor misalignment of the spine, causing pressure on the nerves.

Although pain can sometimes occur immediately with a subluxation, more often than not, health problems, including pain, can occur slowly over time.

A healthy Vertebrae (above), and a Vertebral Subluxation (below).
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Our goal is to relieve our patients of the pain and symptoms they suffer with and, even more importantly, to help correct the cause of the problem. Once health has been obtained, it is vital to maintain your health. Prevention and maintenance care support the goal of prolonging and improving the quality of life.