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Chiropractic is the science, art, and philosophy of locating and correcting vertebral subluxations through gentle, specific chiropractic adjustments thus allowing your body to function at its optimum potential.

A misalignment of one or more of your spinal bones (vertebrae), which causes interference to your nervous system. If your nervous system is interfered with, your body’s natural ability to heal itself and function at its optimum potential becomes impaired. A subluxation is a perfect example of how structure affects function.

A gentle, specific “thrust” delivered by hand or instrument. The purpose of the adjustment is to correct your spinal subluxation(s) thus removing the nerve interference in your body.

Yes, since 1983 chiropractors have been recognized in hospitals and outpatient clinical centers (such as labs, x-rays) for their non-hospitalized clients.

Educational requirements for doctors of chiropractic are amongst the more stringent of any of the health care professions. Doctor of Chiropractic are educated in problems associated with the nerves, muscles, tendons, and joints. Undergraduate work consists of 3-4 years of prerequisites, including courses in biology, organic and inorganic chemistry, physics, psychology, and connected lab work. A chiropractor will complete nearly four to five years of graduate work with a minimum of 4,820 hours of classroom, laboratory, and clinical experience. Chiropractors are educated in orthopedics, neurology, physiology, human anatomy, radiology, and physical therapy. Chiropractic training also consists of hundreds of hours of hands-on clinical training.

Yes, kids can take advantage of chiropractic care. Children experience mental, chemical, and physical stressors just as adults do. Children also are very active and encounter numerous types of falls and impacts from day-to-day living along with taking part in sporting activities. Injuries such as these might cause lots of reasons for chiropractic care. Chiropractic care is gentle and always adapted to the specific client. Chiropractic care for children offers your family a solid foundation for wellness.

Yes, stress may be causing your immune system to not work properly. Many studies are showing the connection between your nervous system and immune system. By removing interference from your nervous system your body can heal and correct itself.

During the course of pregnancy the female body adapts to the physical, emotional, and hormonal changes. Due to these changes, pregnant women may start to experience lower back pain, headaches, neck/upper back stiffness, or other symptoms. Chiropractic care is very gentle and effective during this time. Research shows chiropractic care is a safe means to restore proper pelvic balance and function, reducing intrauterine constraints. It helps restore the normal physiological function of the mother and improve her comfort throughout pregnancy in preparation for a safer, easier birth. Healthy moms equal healthy kids. Throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood, the chiropractic lifestyle offers choices and benefits for your greater health and well-being.

A referral is generally not needed to see a chiropractor. You can book an appointment directly with a chiropractor and set up a plan.

It depends on your personal history, current physical condition, level of stress, and how well you follow the chiropractic recommendations. Your body has tolerated physical, chemical, and emotional stress for years. It took years for your body to get to its current level of dis-ease. Healing is a process, and like every process in nature, healing takes time. It is unrealistic to expect a permanent correction of condition instantly after we have abused the body for decades.

That sound is not your spine “cracking” or “popping” as most people think. That sound is created by gas (in this case, nitrogen) rushing in to fill the partial vacuum created when the joints are slightly separated. Another example of this phenomenon would be the “pop” sound you hear when the cork is taken out of a champagne bottle. Not all chiropractic techniques use force and thus produce no noise at all. The noise is not important to adjust; the key is taking the pressure off of the nerve.

Just because symptoms disappear, does not mean your subluxations are corrected. Most of the practice members seen in our office have spinal degeneration (decay) that has taken years to develop. The trauma of the birth process slips, falls, accidents, and countless other stresses throughout your lifetime adversely affect the health of your spine. The longer you wait to have your spine checked by a chiropractor, the longer it will take to correct your subluxations. However, how you choose to use chiropractic care is ultimately up to you. It has been our experience that those who stop care when they are “feeling fine” return with the same health challenge(s) which brought them to our office in the first place…only it’s usually gotten worse. On the other hand, those practice members who commit to long-term, wellness chiropractic care, find their health challenge(s) rarely return and they enjoy a higher quality of life and health

Nutrition Response Testing is a non-invasive proven system of analyzing the body to determine underlying causes of ill or non-optimum health. NRT works in harmony with chiropractic adjustments to provide your body what it needs to heal itself. The result can lead to adjustments that hold better and an overall improvement in your health.

Our bodies are designed to heal themselves. That isn’t to say we make it easy. We live in a world where we are exposed to physical and mental stresses every day. From high stress jobs to relationships, chemicals in our foods and environment, our bodies are put under tremendous stress. The addition of NRT to your chiropractic program supports the extraordinary properties of the human cells and tissues to bring about healing and health changes exactly as nature intended. After all, our bodies are designed to heal themselves.

• If you have one or more health conditions that won’t go away.
• If you find your adjustments don’t last as long as you think they should.
• If you have visited doctors, or even alternative practitioners, but the results were not what you expected or hoped for.
• If your health conditions are interfering with your life, maybe your career, family, or even your finances.
• If you find that, in spite of all your efforts you just don’t feel as good as you think you could. Are you not sleeping well, always tired…

NRT was originally developed by Freddie Ulan, D.C., N.D., C.C.N., and Lester Bryman, D.C. It was developed out of the frustration Freddie Ulan felt in seeing patients coming back to have the same subluxations treated repeatedly, often several times each week. Although his patients received relief from their adjustments, he felt it wasn’t good enough. Furthermore, his own health crises left him further pondering why his own chiropractic adjustments were not holding for any length of time and why he continued to suffer from declining health in spite of all the things he tried. Ulan began an in-depth study of why subluxations recur. This led him to research into nutritional deficiencies and how they can affect overall health.

The ChiroThin nutritional support formula, by ChiroNutraceutical, is a natural dietary supplement that has been purposefully designed to go hand-in-hand with the doctor supervised ChiroThin Weight Loss Program. It contains a host of nutritional ingredients that are well known to aid in fatty acid transportation, fatty acid metabolism, blood sugar stabilization, increase in metabolism and detoxification. When combined with a healthy and specific amounts and blends of low glycemic index, anti-inflammatory foods, your body will be more efficient at converting stored fat into energy. In general, ChiroThin allows the body to more efficiently metabolize fat and uses it as energy when an individual consumes less calories than they burn in a given period of time. ChiroNutraceutical has specifically designed the ChiroThin formula to include specific amounts of amino acids, vitamins and cell salts for additional added benefit.