What Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a natural healing art and science that concentrates on keeping people well by actively promoting health. Chiropractic is based on a simple but powerful premise: Your body has the ability to heal itself if the spine and the spinal cord that lies within are healthy. Chiropractic assists in keeping the spine aligned which promotes health.

Chiropractors have the level of education befitting their title as doctors. Their focus is primarily on diagnosing and treating dysfunction of the muscles, nerves, and skeletal system without the use of drugs or surgery. Chiropractic care helps increase the flexibility of the soft tissue of the spine and reduces the pressure that occurs from any restricted and minor misalignments of individual vertebral joint segments. This in turn helps to eliminate any nerve interference created from the dysfunctional area. This can be achieved by breaking down scar tissue through techniques which adjust the spine, re-aligning the attached vertebrae, as well as performing release techniques to the fibrous portion of the soft tissue.

The primary focus of chiropractic is the detection, reduction and correction of spinal misalignments and nervous system dysfunction. One of our best known tools is the adjustment. Adjustments are used to correct joint alignment and mobility, relieve associated muscle and nerve tension, improve balance and assist healing. Misaligned vertebrae (known as subluxations) can irritate the nerves and disrupt the body’s ability to send messages through the spine to different parts of the body such as the tissue, bone, glands and organs. All parts of the human body require proper nerve energy and a flow of information in order to function properly. If left uncorrected, a spinal misalignment can interrupt this internal communication system and cause pain, muscle and organ dysfunction and other imbalances.

Dr. Stacy works with the root of a patient’s physical problem not just the symptoms; addressing lifestyle factors that may affect the problem such as diet, posture, exercise, and others. Modifying these factors may hasten recovery and prevent recurrence.

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