Chiropractic is a way of looking at the human body as a whole. It's based on the idea that the body is self-sustaining and self-healing.
You know that your body is controlled by your brain, but the spinal cord and vast network of nerves that carry its messages are just as important. When this system is not functioning at its peak, your body’s overall performance suffers.
In the chiropractic world, we don’t use drugs to treat our patients. While supplementation and nutrition are almost always a part of the bigger picture, drugs and prescriptions can be viewed as band-aids to treat symptoms rather than treating the source of the problem. Chiropractic treats the problem naturally and in turn prompts the body to heal itself.
While it's often perceived that the chiropractor solely treats back and neck pain, this is a small piece of what the profession is capable of handling. Chiropractors not only treat soft and hard tissue problems such as sciatica and joint pain, but are largely called on to deal with many different health issues. Some of these issues include fibromyalgia, allergies, insomnia, and headaches among many more.
The Gonstead System uses 5 criteria to analyze the segments of the spine on the spinal discs:
motion palpation, static palpation, visualization, instrumentation, x-ray imaging.
The 5 criteria are used to find spinal misalignments (spinal subluxations).
- Spinal subluxations affect the movement of the segments of the spine, and the pressure in the spinal discs.
- Uneven pressure on spinal discs can cause them to swell or protrude.
- Swollen spinal discs put physical and chemical pressure on nerve roots and other soft tissue structures. This MAY or MAY NOT cause pain.
- Physical or chemical pressure on nerve roots SPEED UP, SLOW DOWN, or DISTORT the information going up AND down the spinal cord = IMPEDED COMMUNICATION.
- Impeded communication between the brain and body leads to less-than-optimal function.
If you would like more information, contact Dr. John, and follow the link: What is Gonstead?
Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP)
Optimal posture and spinal alignment
Your spine has two functions: to support your body in an upright position against gravity, and to protect your spinal cord.
Your brain sends nerve signals down your spinal cord, out the spaces between the vertebra, to every organ, tissue, and cell in the body.
The health and function of EVERY part of the body is immediately dependent on the quality of signals coming from the brain, through the spinal cord.
The SHAPE of the spine MATTERS!
Just like we have normal values for blood pressure, heart rate, lung capacity, etc, we have normal values for the curves and orientation of your spine.
CBP chiropractors analyze the angulation of every vertebra in the spine, as well as the magnitude and direction of the spine's three vital curves.
The vast majority of spinal misalignments and curve changes DO NOT cause any pain, but they DIRECTLY affect your body's ability to function and heal.
If you would like more information, contact Dr. John, and follow the link: What is CBP?