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!
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