Not Just About Relieving Pain
Chiropractic is not just about relieving pain. It’s about enhancing the seemingly healthy person’s function, performance, and quality of life. Chiropractic looks at not only the structural but the mental, emotional, and nutritional side of wellness. Chiropractic care ensures that the spine works properly and that there is minimal obstruction of the normal nerve flow due to pressure on the nervous system from stress and postural strain or injury. It is gratifying to see people of all ages turning to chiropractic as a safe and effective alternative to medication and surgery for a variety of health issues. The goal of chiropractic care is to relieve pain, promote healing, restore and maintain function, reduce the likelihood of re-injury, restore proper motion, and prevent accelerated degenerative spine disease.
Comprehensive chiropractic healthcare goes much further. It all comes back to wellness, defined not just as the absence of sickness. Wellness suggests a proactive approach to living, which results in optimal physical, emotional, and social well-being. This involves learning how to stay healthy, practicing good health habits, and giving up harmful ones. This involves responding to the bodies warning signals before illness interrupts life’s activities. Our health potential is decreased by all of the bad things our bodies and minds are subjected to. The chiropractic physician’s role is to facilitate and increase the potential for health so we can live life to its fullest.
The Warning Signals
Our bodies are designed to be healthy and vibrant. Our body is a masterpiece created with the power to heal itself and the ability to alert us when it is unable to correct a dysfunction. Over time, this type of dysfunction leads to dis-ease (a lack of ease to function normally) organs and system processes. For example, spinal misalignments, known as subluxation, can begin at birth and progress throughout life. Subluxation interrupts proper nerve flow, causing a state of dis-ease in our body and negatively affects overall health. Healthy cell metabolism, organ function, and sharp mental focus are all jeopardized by decreased nerve flow. Therefore, our mission as chiropractors is to correct or help manage subluxation of the spine to restore function and revitalize health. This allows our body’s innate, inborn intelligence to do its job and us to experience the life we are designed to live.
Since 1895, chiropractic care has been the leading natural and non-invasive approach to treating chronic spinal pain conditions. Chiropractic care works by first relieving the tension or inflammation of the delicate nerves of the spine. This irritation to spinal nerves is the warning signal most often felt like the chief cause of spinal pain. When chiropractic adjustments are given to relieve the pressure placed on the nerves of the spine, relief is noticed almost instantly. This relationship between the spine and nervous system is the main focus of chiropractic treatment. With chiropractic care, patients respond to spine pain conditions and conditions affecting the entire body.
Restoring the Connection
Chiropractic care is a wonderful natural approach to healthcare that is suitable for the whole family with every generation in mind. At the heart of chiropractic care is the adjustment. An adjustment is a specific application of force used to correct the joint’s alignment, motion, or function. The force must be delivered with the right amount of pressure in the proper direction at the right time. While it is often done with the doctor’s hands, adjusting instruments may be used instead.
Restore Vitality Here!
Here at McCormick Chiropractic Main Line, we are proud to be providing whole family healthcare from infancy to one’s golden years and every stage in between. With our perfect collaboration of Chiropractic Care and Wellness Lifestyle education, our team can treat patients holistically and comprehensively by evaluating all components of their unique health needs.
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