Frequently Asked Questions
A science, art, and philosophy that concerns itself with the relationship between the nervous system and the function of the body.
The use of a specific force in a precise direction that helps normalize spinal function.
Sciatica nerves are the largest and longest nerve of the body, reaching about the size of your thumb in diameter, and running down the back of each leg. When these nerves are irritated or affected by the inflammation of nearby soft tissues, doctors refer to this as sciatica.
A sideways curving of the spine that often gets started in childhood, when the bones of the spine are still growing. In many cases, the exact cause of scoliosis is unknown.
The Chiropractic approach to neck pain is to locate its underlying cause. This begins with a complete case history and thorough examination. Special attention is given to the structure and function of the spine, and its affect on the nervous system.
A frequent cause and overlooked cause is the malfunction of spinal bones in the neck and upper back.
Injuries to the neck caused by the sudden movement of the head, backward, forward, or sideways.
The restoration of proper joint function of the spine or extremities, and the strengthening of supporting muscles and soft tissues. This will usually involve specific spinal adjustments, combined with a program of stretching, resistance training, and exercises to improve muscle tone.
Massage works by kneading and stroking muscles to relax them, and uses friction to stimulate soft tissue. This therapy can increase blood and lymph circulation while breaking up scar tissue between muscle fiber.
The individual bones of the spine are held in place by muscles and ligaments. Proper motion and position of these bones are crucial for proper nervous system function, correct posture, and good health. Exercises and repeated maneuvers help re-pattern and condition these connective tissues.