Chiropractic care is something that you’re probably familiar with because you’ve visited a chiropractor before or because a loved one has told you how adjustments have been helpful. Traditional chiropractic methods have a well-earned reputation for helping people in acute physical distress by correcting spinal distortions (or “subluxations”) and for promoting a wellness-oriented lifestyle.
A chiropractic adjustment will offer relief and correction if you are suffering from:
- Neck conditions that are causing tension headaches, migraines, chronic neck pain and pinched nerves
- Upper back conditions that can lead to issues such as pain, numbness or tingling running from chest down to your neck and your arm; rib pain; breathing difficulties or Raynaud’s syndrome (issues with cold extremities)
- Lower back conditions such as sciatica, herniated discs and pinched nerves
- Pelvic imbalances such as sacroiliac syndrome, piriformis syndrome or short leg syndrome that present themselves as pain in lower back, pelvis and/or radiating into the leg.
Subluxations – What Are They and How to Relieve Them?
Spinal subluxations occur when the nerve system is irritated and compromised from physical, chemical, or emotional stressors that your body does not recover from or adapt to properly. This yields pressure or irritation on the spinal cord and/or spinal nerves. By reducing nerve pressure in the spinal region, the chiropractor allows communication within the body to be more freely and easily expressed. Then that back and neck pain or stubborn chronic spinal condition can really begin to improve and enhance your overall quality of life.
The traditional art of chiropractic involves applying gentle forces to the spine that create adjustments in order to reduce spinal subluxations that are interfering with nerve communication. This furthers the healing process and improves the integrity and efficiency of the primary conduit for healing, your central nerve system. By reducing pressure in the spinal region, the chiropractor can allow communication within the body to be more freely and easily transmitted through the nervous system. Then that back or neck problem of yours can really begin to improve and more importantly, increase your overall quality of life.
We relieve pressure naturally in the spinal area of neurological compromise, not necessarily the injured region or the area that hurts. When pressure created by a subluxation is released, the wisdom within (your innate intelligence) is better expressed through the communicative healing channels of the spine and nervous system.
Our Wellness Approach to Chiropractic Care
The wellness approach used by Dr. Stern focuses on every aspect of a person – physical, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental. We believe that overall wellness can be influenced by each of these contributing factors. Although chiropractic services are a form of physical adjustment, it can influence all other factors due to the results it achieves. Also, the various areas, physical, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental, can influence the effectiveness of a chiropractic adjustment.
Gentle spinal adjustments are the basic chiropractic method used by Dr. Stern. By releasing pressure in specific areas of the spine, it starts a process that opens the natural communication pathways in the body, allowing one to achieve optimal health from within.
By freeing the internal intelligence in the body to communicate, we are also promoting emotional wellness. Our emotions are felt and expressed physically, along nerve pathways, in the chemistry of our body and they are a part of our mindset. Thus, emotional balance, which is an integral part of our well-being, is affected by chiropractic care.
In freeing the body of anything that is obstructing its ability to communicate, our patients begin to be open to other types of knowledge and experiences, including spiritual awareness. Due to the nature of chiropractic adjustments and how they effect the body, they naturally contribute to spiritual growth.
In working with us, patients can be better poised to deal with social and environmental stresses and strains. As the body communicates on a whole new level, it becomes more resilient and stronger on all levels.
All Factors Work Together
Dr. Stern understands that to maintain optimal health, a patient should make sure that they adjust factors that may work against their ability to maximize wellness. These changes in an individual’s physical, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental aspects of life can help reinforce the positive results engendered by chiropractic adjustments
Begin your journey to optimal wellness with your 4 Visit Workup – a comprehensive set of cutting edge diagnostic tests and healing sessions that will begin to transform your health immediately.