People have always defined wellness as being free from disease. However, this perspective is changing. While everyone agrees that the absence of illness is one part of being healthy, it doesn’t encompass the wellness paradigm. A true wellness approach is defined as optimal functioning on all levels – mental, physical, social, and spiritual.
This is why chiropractic is important even when you’re not in pain.
Chiropractic focuses on the nervous system that controls the function of virtually every aspect of our bodies. Our practice utilizes gentle manipulations to help increase vitality, endurance, and improve overall quality of life.
There are few things more complicated than the human body and its nervous system. Many think that being healthy means having no pain or symptoms. However, pain is usually the last symptom to show up but the first one to go away.
Whether you’re recovering from a sports injury, experiencing pain with pregnancy, or just want to address your wellness needs – our clinic will evaluate your condition and recommend a treatment plan individualized to your presentation and needs.
ChildrenStudies are beginning to show that chiropractic can help children not only with typical back and neck pain complaints, but also with issues as varied as asthma, chronic ear infections, nursing difficulties, colic and bedwetting. Ask how chiropractic can help boost your children's immune system and help your child achieve wellness naturally!
Chiropractic and ergonomics have always been a natural match. Doctors of chiropractic are trained in proper body mechanics and assessing for improper body positioning and motion. By using this body mechanic knowledge of bringing the body to neutral positions for work, the doctor of chiropractic can provide educational programs for small businesses on ergonomics.
PregnancyDuring pregnancy, there are several physiological and endocrinological changes that occur in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby. Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is another reason to obtain chiropractic care during pregnancy. Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include: Maintaining a healthier pregnancy, controlling symptoms of nausea, reducing the time of labor and delivery, relieving back, neck or joint pain, and prevent a potential cesarean delivery.
PostureWe often hear that good posture is essential for good health. Doctors of Chiropractic recognize poor posture when we see it formed as a result of bad habits carried out over years and evident in many adults. To maintain proper posture, you need to have adequate muscle flexibility and strength, normal joint motion in the spine and other body regions, as well as efficient postural muscles that are balanced on both sides of the spine. In addition, you must recognize your postural habits at home and in the workplace and work to correct them. Chiropractic can help achieve these muscular and ligamentous balances to help correct and maintain good posture.
SleepSleep is very important for the overall wellbeing of a person. Sleep helps the body and the brain to function properly. Many people have felt that their sleep has improved after getting regular wellness adjustments. Regular chiropractic care can improve the symptoms and conditions of insomnia patients and helps them sleep better thus improving the quality of their day to day life. Plus, chiropractic care is much safer than most prescription sleep aids.
Stress ManagementStress has become a fact of life, and for some, the daily norm. Although occasional stress can help improve our focus and performance, living with chronic stress can backfire by causing anxiety, depression, and serious health problems. The adjustments of a chiropractor release muscle tension, and that helps the body return to a more balanced, relaxed state. Adjustments also reduce spinal nerve irritation, and improve blood circulation. A healthy and balanced spine is one key to effectively managing stress.
Coordinating a deep-tissue or Swedish massage with a chiropractic adjustment can aid in retraining the muscles. Softening the muscles and their attaching tendons allows them to better conform to the new alignment. Many chiropractors emphasize manipulation of the spine and focus on problems in the back, neck, and sometimes headaches. Massage therapy focuses on the manipulation of soft tissue -- muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia -- for increased healing, enhanced function of the body, the promotion of well-being, and relaxation.