Your Chiropractor in Westminster CO
“Large numbers of physicians are either referring to or practice some form of complementaryand/or alternative medicine, such as chiropractic, and many physicians believe that these therapies are useful or efficacious”.
Arch Intern Med 1998 Nov 23;158(21):2303-10.”
Widely Accepted, Safe & Effective
Chiropractic is a health discipline that emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.
A Chiropractor performs spinal manipulation, using precise manual techniques to move vertebrae and restore proper joint function. The word “adjustment” is also used to describe spinal manipulation.
Although spinal manipulation involves a quick thrust with speed, it is over an extremely small range of movement – much like when someone cracks their knuckles. This cracking sound is termed “cavitation”. This sound is made by the gas bubbles that escape the joint fluid because of the low pressure created by the mechanical forces imposed to the joints of the spine.
What Does A Chiropractic Adjustment Do Exactly?
Through mechanical dysfunction in the musculoskeletal system, such as displaced vertebrae, reduced range of motion or tense muscles, the normal function of the nervous system may be disturbed. In other words, delicate nerve tissue that is choked or pinched by a displaced vertebrae – for example- may cause pain, numbness and tingling sensations as well as altered function. Therefore the purpose of spinal manipulation or adjustments, are not only to improve range of motion and to reduce pain but to restore the normal function of the nervous system and thereby improving the body’s healing capabilities.
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Chiropractors recognize the importance of treating the whole person and not only focusing on symptoms. The goals of chiropractic care are to relieve the patient’s discomfort and pain by addressing the cause of the symptoms and to restore the proper function of the muscle and joints of the spine so that the nervous system can better regulate the various body systems and general health. While there is a place for medication at times, more and more people are now understanding that most medications act to numb your pain and mask your symptoms. This doesn’t deal with the issue, but in fact prolongs it and may cause chronic and irreversible conditions not to mention addictions to the medications themselves.
Chiropractic patients report high satisfaction rates with their experience, partly because Chiropractors understand their problems and how to prevent future pain and disability in the context of their whole lives. Pain is a signal that something is gone wrong….don’t delay seeking appropriate treatment!