chiropractic care work?
Chiropractic helps to remove postural
imbalances and structural misalignments that can accumulate in our
bodies over time. Our spines change and develop problems just like our
teeth, eyes and heart. Left unchecked for a long time, these changes
may lead to pain, stiffness or other more serious problems.
The nervous system is a key part of your body. It is the communication
system between your brain and all of your body's muscles, organs and
tissues. For your body to remain healthy, your nervous system must
function well. For your nervous system to function well, it must be
free of interference. The spine is the most common site of nervous
interference because nerves travel from the spinal cord through
openings on either side of the spine to get to all of your cells and
Each of us is born with the ability to heal and recover from illness.
Our bruises heal; cuts mend and common colds are overcome. Your nervous
system regulates this inborn healing ability.
Think of your brain as a central command post sending and receiving
information through telephone wires (your nerves), which branch out to
connect all areas of a city (your body). A short circuit in a wire cuts
off communication just like misalignments in your spine can put
pressure on the nerves. This pressure interferes with your nervous
system, affects your ability to self-heal and may prolong injury or
The customized care you receive from your chiropractor may help to
improve your posture, muscle balance and mobility. It can also restore
the integrity of your nervous system and get rid of pain quickly, so
you can get back to feeling good…today!
a chiropractic adjustment? Is it safe?
An adjustment is the main method of treatment
used by your Doctor of Chiropractic. It is a specialized gentle,
controlled and safe pressure applied to your spine to restore the
proper motion and position of your vertebrae. It is a precise procedure
that your highly skilled chiropractor has learned and perfected over
years of Chiropractic College and clinical practice.
should I see a Doctor of chiropractic?
From professional athletes to homemakers,
engineers to electricians, infants to seniors, chiropractic care has
been the answer to optimum health. Many people see a Doctor of
Chiropractic for back, neck or joint problems, while others may seek
relief from the discomfort caused by headaches, high blood pressure,
asthma or other conditions. Still others find that regular visits to
their chiropractor keep them in peak condition.
Regularly a dentist checks our teeth, an optometrist checks our eyes
and a doctor checks our blood pressure and heart. Yet, we take the
spine - a crucial component of our body - for granted. Call your family
doctor of Chiropractic today because regular checkups of your spine can
help you maintain better health.
do Doctors of chiropractic go to school?
Your chiropractor is a primary contact provider
just like your family physician, optometrist or dentist. You do not
need a referral from your medical doctor to see a chiropractor.
Today's graduating Doctors of Chiropractic have studied and trained in
a post-secondary college or university for at least seven years. Just
like medical or dental students, they must first complete undergraduate
study before applying for admission to a chiropractic college.
Becoming a chiropractor is a demanding and highly rewarding path that
includes a minimum of 4,500 hours of intense academic study including
classroom learning, clinical science and internship training. During
the course of their training, he/she will have studied the following
- Basic sciences, including anatomy, physiology, pathology of the study
of disease, biochemistry, clinical sciences and X-ray diagnosis.
- Specialized training in the philosophy and practice of
- Clinical internship with emphasis on hands-on practice.