Righting Your Body
Probably the biggest chiropractic misconception revolves around the adjustment. Naturally, we chiropractors think the adjustment is pretty special. Chiropractors understand that the underlying cause of many health problems is from nervous system disturbances along the spine. This often shows up as one or more spinal bones that are stuck and not moving correctly. Many think that a chiropractic adjustment puts the wayward bone back into its proper position...
Actually, bones are static structures. They move when acted upon by a muscle. And muscles only contract when commanded by your nervous system. That's why chiropractic is actually about the quality of your nervous system, not the condition of your spinal column.
Your body does the actual healing. The energy I supply with an adjustment just helps things along...."gets things moving", if you will. I use everything I know about anatomy and physiology and spinal biomechanics to partner with your body's wisdom. Repeated visits help retrain muscles and with time, your body can "right" itself.
It's convenient to think of our bodies as machines that take in energy and are able to perform millions of different tasks. But seeing ourselves as mere machines overlooks one critical factor. YOU and I are SELF-HEALING, machines aren't!
It's this self-healing capacity that intrigued the very first chiropractor. Why was it that one man would get sick, when another worker besides him, exposed to the same germs did not?
This led D.D. Palmer to question the prevailing germ theory of the time. "It must not be the germ, but something intrinsic to the man," he postulated. Now we know that healthy individuals are perfectly equipped to handle just about any germ or virus that comes our way. In fact, your body is doing it right now without a single conscious thought from you. Aren't you glad you're not a machine?
Patch or Fix?
We've all heard the cliche that once you go to a chiropractor, you have to go for the rest of your life... But it all depends on what you want. Depending upon your problem and countless other factors, we've seen practice members recover from digestive issues, asthma, allergies, yearly and seasonal sickness, headaches and migraines and even seen kids get better who suffered from ADD/ADHD and autism. Yet, without continued care they're inviting a relapse of their original problem since healing supporting muscles and ligaments happens with continued care after symptoms subside.
Some find that it can take months of care to see a lasting resolution of their problem. Again, it varies from person to person, but patching something up only lasts so long. Fixing it properly is the way to go! Many of us choose to continue our chiropractic on a periodic basis- even when we are feeling great. Our objective is to stay well after we get well. This way we can better deal with life's stresses before they become full blown problems. It's based on the same wisdom of having a periodic eye or dental exams. We offer choices so you can benefit from chiropractic care for as long as you wish. After all it's your health... make the choice to stay healthy!
Call or email our Elkhorn Chiropractic office and let's start your wellness journey
What's your problem?
Many people begin chiropractic care because of an ache or a pain. But pain is not the problem! Pain is a symptom, a signal that something is wrong. Pain is no more a problem than a traffic signal or your alarm clock announcing that it's time to start the day. If there's a problem, it's the meaning we attach to the pain.
When we meet practice members who are in pain, besides being compassionate, our first thought is that they must have exceeded some physical, chemical or emotional limit to which they can no longer adapt. So while we're interested in the pain, we're even more interested in what was the underlying cause of the pain. Plus, what should the practice member do to avoid this in the future?
Do you know someone who thinks pain is a problem? Please send them our way. Because in our practice pain is never a problem!
Many people think chiropractic is about bones, especially spinal bones. But the fact is, we're much more interested in the nerves. In particular, the nerve messages that travel between the brain and the body and from the body back to the brain. Any type of disruption can distort or disturb the integrity of the controlling and regulating messages from the brain. The result can be ill health. Because the nervous system controls every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body, chiropractic care can help a wide variety of health problems.
Maybe you know someone who has been told that it's "all in their head" or that they'll have to "learn to live with it." Worse, someone who thinks they have a muscle relaxer shortage! Send them our way.
If you know someone who is shopping organically and reducing their dependence upon processed foods, but not getting regularly adjusted, they may be overlooking a key point.
Let's say you go to your favorite supermarket for your weekly shopping...and because you've wisely shopped the perimeter of the store where fresh foods are, you return home and put things away in your fridge. But you overlook on little detail.... the fridge is not plugged in! So the fridge has a major vertebral subluxation at the electrical outlet.
In the same way your fridge cannot preserve, protect and prolong the vitality of your foods without a properly functioning electrical system, your body cannot properly digest, assimilate, and eliminate foods with a vertebral subluxation interfering with your digestive system.
So it doesn't matter how healthy your organic food choices are, because your body won't be making the most of those healthy choices.
Your nervous system runs the whole show. If it doesn't work right, you don't work right! And if you don't work right you can't fully benefit from organic food, gym membership and other healthy habits.
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