Are the proper spinal curves present? Are the nerve openings between each pair of spinal bones free and clear? Is the head balanced? Are the shoulders level? These and other considerations are used to create a plan of specific chiropractic adjustments to help improve the motion and position of spinal vertebrae. With improved structure and function, neck pain often diminishes or totally disappears – without addictive drugs or harmful side effects!
The chiropractic approach is to help restore a more normal motion and position of affected spinal bones with specific chiropractic adjustments. The simplicity and success of this approach had been documented in numerous research projects and has helped many patients avoid risky surgery. Many research projects show conservative chiropractic care is safer and often more effective than back surgery, and more effective than any other methods of care.
Chiropractors are experts in the care of the bones, nerves, muscles and connective tissues that make up about 60% of your body. All of the joints in your body are part of the musculo-skeletal system. Its optimal function is necessary for overall good health. Ask Dr. Larson for more information about a care program that may include specific spinal adjustments, exercises recommendations, nutritional advice or other conservative methods of care based on your health history, age, current condition and lifestyle.
When joint function is impaired, there is reduced range of motion, inflammation, calcium buildup, and scar tissue.
This can be caused from repetitive motions, improper sitting, overexertion, slips, falls, accidents, and other causes. Awareness of these types of problems has become more common with terms like tennis elbow, runner’s knee, frozen shoulder, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
The traditional treatment of these problems can involve splinting the joint to reduce movement, pain medications, muscle relaxants, steroid injections, and even surgery.
Today a more common sense approach is being taken. Joint mobilization, like chiropractic care for the spine, is being used in the care of elbows, wrists, and other joints of the body. Helping to restore normal range of motion to joints that have become “locked-up”, “jammed”, or injured, leads to improved blood circulation, reduced scar tissue, and a speedy healing process.
Doctors of Chiropractic are uniquely trained to detect and help restore proper joint function of the spine and the extremities. Find out if you can be helped, by arranging for a consultation and thorough examination.
If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, then you may be suffering from sleep debt. This can substantially affect your health and your life. Sleep is not merely a break from our busy routines. Sleep is essential for good health, proper mental and emotional functioning and ultimately our safety.
Insufficient sleep may result in reduced productivity and concentration, impaired memory, decreased learning and logical reasoning abilities. It can also lead to an increase in feelings of stress, which may cause difficulties in all areas of life. There is mounting evidence that long-term sleep debt may be a factor in managing the conditions of diabetes, obesity and a weakened immune system. A National Sleep Foundation poll found that 60% of American adults routinely experience sleep problems.
Although everyone’s individual sleep needs may vary, most healthy adults need an average of eight hours of sleep each night. However, the quality of sleep is usually more important than the quantity of sleep. Getting proper sleep without interruptions from your environment or internal factors will help maintain your body’s natural sleep pattern and result in more restful and restorative sleep.
Doctors of chiropractic have helped countless individuals restore normal sleep patterns by correcting subluxations in the spine. Subluxations of the spinal bones are misalignments that result in nerve interference. When the spinal bones lose their normal position and proper motion, nerves can be twisted or stretched. Since your nervous system controls all body function, it is imperative for normal sleep patterns to have a nervous system that is working properly.