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What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic care focuses on the health and wellness of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. It has been used in practice for over 100 years to relieve common complaints such as neck pain, back pain, headaches, dizziness, and sciatica. This natural approach to health care has given pain relief to millions without the need for drugs or surgery. Chiropractic was first developed in 1895 by DD Palmer. The theory behind its development was that the dysfunction and misalignments in the spine can alter the function of the nervous system, leading to pain and illness.
Chiropractic treatment uses an adjustment in order to correct the dysfunction in the body and help relieve pressure on the nerves. The adjustment is a slight force delivered to the restricted joint in order to restore proper movement and function. Another benefit that patients often notice soon after the adjustment is the relaxation of the muscles surrounding the stuck joint. This helps by enabling freedom of movement at that joint and even the surrounding joints, which then can be capitalized on by using exercise therapy to strengthen the muscles and help stabilize the body in its correct position.
Did you know that just the weight of a dime has the potential to limit nerve conduction by 40-60%?! A series of studies conducted by Dr. Chung Ha Suh, Ph.D and his team at the University of Colorado showed that 10 mmHG pressure (about the weight of a dime) could cause a reduction in the electrical transmission down the nerve of 40-60%! (1) This means that even slight pressure on the nerves has the potential for great change in the way the body functions. Chiropractic care works to improve overall function in the body by reducing this pressure, allowing the body to work as efficiently and effectively as possible.
1) Dr. Ch.H.Shu, University of Colorado Project, Effects of Compression on Spinal Nerve Roots.
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