Chiropractic Facts

What does chiropractic care treat?Chiropractor Symbol

  • neck and back pain
  • disc bulges/herniations
  • poor posture
  • stress
  • injuries from motor vehicle accidents
  • athletics
  • falls
  • physical demanding or repetitive motion work
  • prevention of surgery
  • headaches
  • earaches
  • general aches and pains
  • vertigo
  • Chiropractic care is also helpful for skeletal conditions such as:

    • osteoporosis
    • scoliosis
    • joint replacements
    • arthritis (The New Hampshire Arthritis Foundation recommends chiropractic care to prevent arthritis from getting worse.)

    What is Chiropractic Care?
    Chiropractic care is a natural approach to providing a healthy spine, which in turn provides a healthy functioning nervous system.

    It is a scientific fact that your nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. Millions of messages flow from the brain down the spinal cord and out to cells, tissues and organs.

    Your brain is protected by the skull, and your spinal cord is protected by the 24 moving bones of the spine know as vertebrae. Sometimes these messages run into interference which occurs along the spine.

    Many everyday activities can cause these vertebrae to lose their normal position or motion. This is called a subluxation and can result in pain, nervous system dysfunction and ultimately ill health.

    There are three basic causes of subluxation: physical/emotional/chemical. The physical causes include slips and falls, accidents, repetitive motion injuries, lifting injuries and too much sitting or inactivity. Emotions such as grief, anger, fear, or any other stresses can also cause subluxations. Chemical causes include drugs, pollution, alcohol, and a poor diet.

    If you have nerve interference, you not only can experience pain, but your body will not perform efficiently because it is not getting the right messages.

    The chiropractic approach to better health is to detect, reduce and help prevent nervous system dysfunction.

    Sometimes subluxations can clear up on their own as we bend, stretch or when we sleep at night. When subluxations don’t resolve, it is time to see a chiropractic doctor and receive a chiropractic adjustment.

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