Addressing ones nervous system is one of the most profound treatments available, for that single system is responsible for regulation of all bodily functions. We are trained to evaluate your spine for structural misalignments, we correct these imbalances; thus allowing the nervous system to function at its full potential, restoring your bodies natural ability to heal and function at 100%. We do not stop at simply easing aches and pains, but find the cause of your condition and bring your body to its natural state so it may function properly.
Our goal is to promote health and wellness within the community. By educating patients on the various aspects of their personal health, they will have the resources to improve the quality of their lives. Through corrective chiropractic care we will bring balance to the spine and nervous system, thus preventing injury and degeneration. Counteracting the inherent stresses of today’s culture and daily routine, in order to prevent joint degradation and pain.
What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a drug-free, hands-on approach to health. Chiropractic focuses on disorders of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and their effects on ones general health.
What do chiropractors do?
Chiropractors are unique in that they mainly treat the central nervous system, they do so through adjusting spinal joints to remove subluxations. A subluxation is a misalignment of one or more spinal bones which puts pressure on or irritates the spinal nerves. This pressure or irritation on the nerves causes them to malfunction and interferes with the central nervous system’s ability to heal and regulate the body. In addition to adjustments of the spinal joints; chiropractors adjust joints of the extremities, perform exams, diagnose, and instruct therapeutic exercises and exercise therapy.
What is an adjustment and why may it be needed?
Chiropractic adjustments consist of manually applying a specific and controlled force into a joint that has become subluxated (restricted); thus restoring joint mobility, alleviating pain and muscle tension. This ultimately allows the body to function at 100% and thus heal itself at its full potential. Joints can become subluxated (misaligned/restricted) from soft tissue injuries. These injuries could be the result of a more obvious traumatic event; such as an auto accident, a fall, improper lifting, and the birthing process. These injuries could also result from the repetitive stresses of daily life that are less obvious; such as sitting or driving for long hours with poor posture, students with heavy back packs, and athletic sports. Regardless of the cause, injured tissues produce inflammation, pain, and reduced function for the patient. Research and clinical experience has shown a link between spinal subluxations, musculoskeletal problems, and pain. Rather than taking pain medications to simply mask the symptoms of the underlying problem, chiropractic evaluation will identify and address exactly what is causing the pain.
EVERY function of your body is ultimately controlled by your brain; breathing, digesting, walking, hearing, healing and so forth. Your brain sends and receives vital messages throughout your body via the nervous system (which is protected by your spine). When your spine is in proper alignment the messages to and from your brain with the rest of your body are transmitting at 100% and thus your body functioning at its full potential. If there is a disturbance along the nervous system the brain is not able to communicate with the body at 100%, thus your body is not functioning at its full potential. The spine consists of 24 moving vertebrae which hold within them the spinal cord or central nervous system. When these vertebrae lose their normal motion or position they can irritate and place pressure on the nerves, thus reducing their function. As a result of this disruption; all of the organs, tissues, and cells that this irritated nerve controls have reduced function.
How is Driftless Chiropractic and Spinal Rehab unique?
What makes Driftless Chiropractic and Spinal Rehab unique to even our chiropractic counterparts is our focus specifically on the analysis and restoration of the spines ideal curves. We utilize state of the art and scientifically proven methods for adjusting, exercising, and stretch therapy. In addition to chiropractic adjustments we will offer, exercise therapy, electric muscle stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, and massage services. We concentrate on correcting the structural imbalances of the spine to restore natural alignment in your body. Our goal is to not only ease your aches and pains, but to find the root cause of your conditions and bring your body back to its normal functions. It is our core philosophy to treat the underlying cause of all disease and ailment, the methods which we employ allow us to do just that.