All About Chiropractic

What is Chiropractic care and how does it work?


Chiropractic is a hands-on approach to health care. A chiropractor uses various systematic techniques to diagnose and correct misalignments. There are numerous different styles of chiropractic and it is important to find one that works for you. Applied Kinesiology is the style that we prefer to use at Atlas Chiropractic, this style utilizes muscle testing to determine the integrity of the spine or any joint in the body.

How does Chiropractic work?


The human body is divided up into different systems that perform the tasks of daily living. Our nervous system is in charge of communicating with these various systems, the brain is the supervisor with total control. The brain receives information through the nervous system. The main common fare for the nervous system is the spinal cord. Nerves branch off the spinal cord and travel to the various parts of the body to relay information. For example, nerves tell the kidneys and heart exactly what to do and in given quantities. Protecting the bodies vital information highway is a network of bone called the spine. The spine is composed of a system of bones interlinked together called vertebrae. Located between the vertebrae are discs, which have two functions. The first is to act as a shock absorber to protect the bones during various movements, or while simply standing. The second function is to provide space between the bones creating a canal in the back. Through the canal, 31 pairs of spinal nerves exit the spinal cord and branch out to reach various areas of the body. If this system is working and the nerves are able to convey their messages to the entire body, the body will have optimum function, therefore, optimum health. To achieve optimum health your brain needs constant input from your body and vice versa. This communication is vital for good health. But just like any marriage if the communication breaks down then trouble is sure to follow. Adjustments keeps the channels of communication open and allow proper function of all body parts.

The bottom line is that the body in functioning 365 days per year and thus the nervous system needs to continually be functioning in order for us to maintain optimum health. Doctors of Chiropractic detect and correct misalignments to alleviate any interference of the nervous system. Therefore, Chiropractic healthcare emphasizes the innate recuperative power of the body to heal itself naturally without drugs or surgeries.

Who benefits from Chiropractic?


ATHLETES - For peak performance, a safer workout and quicker recovery from injury.
THE ELDERLY - For more energy, mobility and to help prevent drug dependence.
FAMILIES - To help the entire family get healthy and stay healthy.
STUDENTS - For higher grades, better concentration, improved self-esteem and improved physical coordination.
OFFICE WORKERS - Sedentary workers who often suffer from headaches, neck, shoulder, TMJ and wrist problems need a subluxation-free spine.
BLUE COLLAR WORKERS - Anyone with back, hip and leg problems needs a chiropractic check-up.
ANYONE WORKING IN ONE POSITION - Office workers, artists, musicians, dentists, truck drivers and surgeons benefit from Chiropractic.
PREGNANT WOMAN AND INFANTS - For a more comfortable pregnancy and for a healthier baby.
CHILDREN - Children experience a drug-free approach to health.