What is Vertebral Subluxation?
Oct11

What is Vertebral Subluxation?

What is Vertebral Subluxation? Vertebral subluxation is the reason chiropractic exists. Over 100 years ago it was discovered that misalignment of a vertebra can cause significant nervous system interference, negatively impacting your health, function and well-being. While we rarely think about our nervous systems, the reality is that they impact every aspect of our health and lives. Today chiropractors continue to refine and develop advanced methods of detecting and correcting this common physical manifestation. While you may be considering or currently seeking care in this office to address some condition in your life, you need to know that subluxation often causes dysfunction within our bodies that we are not aware of. It is this form of interference to the expression of life and health that is most dangerous because it represents the loss of function, health, well-being and most importantly, potential, that could have been. This is why I get checked and check my family on a weekly basis. How often you and your family get checked and how long you benefit from chiropractic is dependent upon how long the nervous system dysfunction has been present and how long you wish for that system to be functioning optimally, free of vertebral subluxation. This is why many people, once they understand the true benefit and value of chiropractic choose to get checked throughout their lifetimes. In this way, chiropractic care is a healthy habit. Just as brushing your teeth, exercising, and eating in a healthy manner is a good idea for optimal health and function. Getting checked for the presence of vertebral subluxation is a good idea because it just makes sense. A healthy nervous system is the foundation for a healthy life. We envision a life free of vertebral subluxation for you and your family. A life of full potential expressed through a nerve system that is functioning optimally for...

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You See a Chiropractor Because it’s a Healthy Thing to Do
Jun03

You See a Chiropractor Because it’s a Healthy Thing to Do

Whenever people hear that I am a chiropractor, they will either do one of two things. They will usually grab their neck or back and say something like, “Man, I really need to see you,” or, “I’ve never had to see a chiropractor but if I had the need I would definitely try it.” Both situations are far removed from how society should actually be utilizing chiropractic care. Like brushing your teeth, seeing a chiropractor for periodic checkups is a healthy thing to do. We don’t eat well for one day and expect to be healthy our whole lives. Similarly, we also don’t exercise a couple times and expect to be physically fit. The optimal movement of our spine and that impact on our nervous system and global health represents one of the key secrets to experiencing optimal health and function. In a previous article I went into how important structure is to function. Every scientist, contractor and engineer recognizes that structure necessarily affects function. When our structure (spinal column) becomes misaligned, it causes irritation of the delicate nerve fibers that travel through it. Considering that Dr. Chang Ha Suh, a spinal biomechanics expert from the University of Colorado discovered that just the weight of a dime could alter nerve function up to 60%, chiropractic care becomes part of a healthy lifestyle to promote and maintain good health. Vertebral subluxations are one of the most common and overlooked forms of altered structure and nerve function. Dr. Suh determined that, “Subluxation is very real. We have documented it to the extent that no one can dispute its existence. Vertebral subluxations change the entire health of the body by causing structural dysfunction of the spine and nerve interference. The weight of a dime on a spinal nerve will reduce nerve transmission by as much as 60%.” So like brushing our teeth to maintain good health and prevent decay, regular checkups by a chiropractor are essential to maintaining a healthy spine and nervous system. Considering that only approximately 10% of our nervous system is actually dedicated to how we feel while the rest is dedicated to how we function, don’t you think it would be a good idea for yourself and family to actually understand how well it is working and to remove any stress from it so that you can experience optimal health and function? We do too....

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So What Is Chiropractic Anyway?
May27

So What Is Chiropractic Anyway?

What Is Chiropractic?   So what is Chiropractic? Chiropractic is the profession concerned with the spine and how altered structure necessarily affects the delicate nervous system that travels through it. Every scientist, architect, and engineer understands that structure always affects function. You cannot remove a weight bearing beam from a building or bridge without negatively affecting its strength and function. The same is true regarding our spines. Our spinal column is designed perfectly to allow for optimum function. It protects the vital nervous system and is curved perfectly to allow the nervous system to travel through the spinal column unimpeded. Change the structure and you have now altered the course the spinal cord must travel and worse, placed major stress upon it as well. Chiropractic is based upon simple scientific principles that have dramatic consequences when violated. When misalignment of the vertebral column occurs and causes nervous system stress, or dysfunction, the result is suboptimal function which results in suboptimal health and well-being. This misalignment is known as a Vertebral Subluxation. Chiropractic rediscovered this age old principle over 100 years ago and has been helping restore health in the sick and help the healthy stay well all those years. So why does everyone believe chiropractic is about neck and back pain?   Because we’ve told them that. Chiropractors discovered early in the profession’s history that it was much easier to communicate the value of chiropractic in terms of what people could easily relate to. It made sense to many and still does today that altered alignment of a vertebra would cause spinal pain. It was an easy sell and many still continue to do it today. Insurance reimbursement for spine related pain sealed the deal. However, even though many chiropractors believe we should hang our hats on the billion dollar low back pain industry, a large percentage teach that chiropractic has a much wider effect on human health and function and have an ethical and moral obligation to ensure that it is never relegated to that minimized position. How could I, after seeing what I have seen and knowing what I know about health, structure and function, allow this service to be hidden from the public who desperately deserve the entire benefits it offers? If you knew chiropractic could help you and your family experience a better quality of life and health, would you pursue it? It seems like a silly question but in my experience as a chiropractor over the last 10 years, I can tell you that people make choices based upon a wide array of factors that lie outside the realm of pure logic. Even when people...

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Community Involvement
Dec01

Community Involvement

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