Chiropractic Care & Physical Therapy
The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners defines chiropractic as-
"The specific focus of chiropractic practice is known as the chiropractic subluxation or joint dysfunction. A subluxation is a health concern that manifests in the skeletal joints, and, through complex anatomical and physiological relationships, affects the nervous system and may lead to reduced function, disability or illness."
Our goal at Living Well is to enhance joint alignments and mobility in order to maintain normal muscle tone and posture, improved blood flow and nerve communication to all parts of the body. The bottom line is to remove any stressors or interference that prevents the body from healing itself.
Get Relief From ....
....Besides musculoskeletal problems, at times chiropractic may be helpful if there is a pinched nerve causing nerve interference to any organ in the body.
For example, if there is weak nerve flow to the thyroid gland, then the thyroid will be underactive. On the same hand, if there is too much nerve flow going to the gland then it can be overactive or hyperactive.
This is true for every organ in the body. The nervous system controls the function of all your organs. In order for them to work at their optimal level, they must receive the proper amount of nerve impulses or messages. And all of the nerve signals from the brain exit out the spine and branch out to the various organs.
What this means is that some people may benefit from chiropractic for things such as hypertension, chronic fatigue, digestive problems, allergies, skin conditions, fertility issues, etc.
Neck & Back Pain.
Arm & Leg Pain
Hand & Foot Pain
Shoulder & Knee Pain
Stress & Tension
Whiplash & Car Accidents
History of Chiropractic Video
Brief animated video. Very interesting.
The adjustment can be done by either hand or instrument. By hand there is usually a soft "crack" or "pop" sound when the joints move, similar to when you crack your knuckles. Since the adjusting instrument uses a fast gentle impulse or vibration, the force can be gentle enough that no "pop" sound is heard. You the patient can tell us which style you prefer.
What does the adjustment do?
The adjustment helps to loosen stiff joints, restore proper alignment and movement, relaxes the muscles and restores proper nerve flow to the surrounding tissues and organs.
At Living Well we do both hands-on adjusting and instrument adjusting with the Arthrostim adjusting instrument. We use various interchangeable tips for different parts of the body. There is a special tip for the spine, the shoulder, ribs, pelvis, muscles, etc. It impulses or vibrates at 12 -14 impulses per second with a gentle force. The pressure can be adapted to use it on a small baby or even a large football player.
Arthostim adjustment to the back.