What is Chiropractic Care?
Vertebrae (the bones in your back) fit together so that the nerve supply produced in your brain may filter down your spinal cord and out over your nerves. These mental impulses of vital energy are responsible for growth, repair, and healing in your entire body. When vertebrae are out of their natural alignment or regions of your spine lose their natural motion, nerves become stretched or twisted (commonly referred to as a nerve “pinch”), and this vital communication system in the body is disrupted. This neurological disturbance is called a vertebral subluxation, and it may result in the failure of one or more parts of the body, as well as sickness in general. Subluxations can also foster the onset of sickness and disease as the body weakens. The Doctor of Chiropractic specializes in the detection and correction of subluxations. Instead of treating the symptoms of the disease, the chiropractor corrects the subluxation so that normal body functions may take place. This is done by gently pressing on your spine to align the vertebrae into their correct position. As this vital nerve energy is restored, your body heals, and the symptoms of the disease/dysfunction begin to diminish.
What is Wellness Chiropractic Care?
Wellness care starts before you are sick or after you have regained your health. The best time to check for vertebral subluxations is before the lack of nerve supply causes a breakdown of cells, tissues, and organs. The World Health Organization reminds us that disease takes time to develop. Chiropractors look at the subluxation time line like this: Lack of vital nerve energy starves tissue, causing cells to die, and leads to organ malfunction, which starts a cycle of symptoms or pain. The wellness approach of frequent chiropractic checkups to locate and correct vertebral subluxations helps prevent sickness and disease.
Babies, Children & Wellness, Mom & Baby
Newborn infants should be checked for vertebral subluxations hours after birth. The birth process, even under natural and controlled conditions, is potentially traumatic. During the pushing stage of labor, the spine, particularly the neck, may be subluxated as the baby is compressed and pushed down the birth canal. Although birth subluxations may cause immediate symptoms, such as respiratory problems, there may be far reaching effects that are manifested for years. The child’s ability to fight against disease, for example, may be lowered. Colds, ear infections, colic, and other illnesses may result.
Adolescence, Adults & Wellness
Staying healthy takes commitment and hard work. Chiropractic adjustments are an important part of that commitment. The chiropractic approach to health care is natural. It does not try to stimulate or inhibit normal body function. Instead, the chiropractor addresses the important relationship between the nervous system and disease. This vitalistic approach focuses on optimizing your inherent healing ability. Teens and adults benefit from chiropractic-care with improved health.
Wellness – A Way of Life
Prevention is acting before something breaks down, to avoid future problems. One of the most important things you will ever do for your health is chiropractic care. Protected inside your skull and vertebrae are your brain and nervous system, which is the information center of your entire body. This life line is responsible for every function in your body. When you participate in wellness chiropractic care, you are investing in your future by optimizing your health and overall wellness.
Functional Medicine Consultations
A Wellness Way Consultation seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease, and views the body as one integrated system, not a collection of independent organs divided up by medical specialties. It treats the whole system, not just the symptoms. Our doctors strive to stay on the cutting edge of functional medicine research and testing to bring you the best in hope and healing. This unique service is often the missing link for many of our patients and is recommended as part of any wellness lifestyle.
Tests that we offer include:
Comprehensive Blood Work
Stool Gut Testing
Organic Acid Testing
Environmental Toxicity Testing
Mold Toxin Testing
Heavy Metal Testing
Food Sensitivity Testing
Food/Environmental Allergy Testing
Lyme and Co-infection Testing
Home mold testing
**We are constantly adding new tests to our office. Please contact the office with any inquiries regarding available testing.
Whole Body Vibration
Whole body vibration therapy utilizes a vibrating platform to deliver therapeutic micro-oscillations. Current research supports vibe plate therapy as successful means to impact the physical, mental and wellness based components of health. Studies have shown effectiveness with detoxification, weight loss, increased muscle contraction, improved hormones and improved strength and balance in the elderly, just to name a few. Our patients experience these benefits as part of their multi-faceted approach in the office and is commonly used at Chi Rho Chiropractic and is an integral part of our rehabilitation regiment.
Thoracic Mobility Exercises
You’ll find that an immobile thoracic spine isn’t just bad for the vertebrae in that area themselves. It’s bad for your lower back, your neck and your shoulders, too. In fact, you’ll rarely feel actual pain along the twelve vertebrae that comprise your thoracic spine. Instead, your lower back will take over work for which it’s really not designed, getting chronic pain for its troubles, and your scapula (shoulder blades) will compensate by moving away from the spine, making overhead shoulder work difficult, dangerous, and painful, and an injury nearly inevitable. Everything in the body is linked, remember, and you can’t remove a major player from the equation without seriously affecting the balance.
At Chi Rho Chiropractic our answer to thoracic mobility addresses this issue with a multi-faceted approach . In addition to the other treatments you will experience in our office, we also facilitate active stretching of the chronically tight chest muscles and upper neck muscles while taking the joints of the upper body through a complete range of motion based on each individual's tolerance
Our inversion table utilizes gravity to attain multiple therapeutic benefits. By raising the patient's feet above their head in a gradual fashion we are able to reduce the effects of gravity and allow the discs to rehydrate through a process called "imbibition". Inversion therapy additionally increases lymphatic drainage, blood flow circulation and decreases stress hormone.
Self myofascial release, also known as "foam rolling" has become an essential tool in maintaining proper muscular tone. By applying pressure to specific points on your body you are able to aid in the recovery of muscles and assist in returning them to normal function. Normal function means your muscles are elastic and healthy which is often not the case in our society today. Our active care staff demonstrates proper techniques and methods to get the most out of the foam roller and obtain the many benefits of daily muscle, fascia and structural care.
FULL SPECTRUM SAUNA
Saunas can quickly and effectively help you get back to feeling amazing again. Infrared’s deep penetrating heat is what most effectively stimulates metabolic activity, which in turn triggers the release of stored toxins through sweat, as well as through the liver and kidneys. Full spectrum sauna therapy has been shown to benefit anti-aging, weight loss, detoxification, blood pressure, relaxation and decreased pain.
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