What we do here is UNIQUE and DIFFERENT compared to other Chiropractors, Therapists and Medical Doctors. It is what we do that is different that gets you the results where other systems may fail concerning your health and family's well-being.
When speaking with community members from all different backgrounds, we get a different answer about what 'Health' is and how it is viewed and defined. It is important to understand what health truly is and what it is not when it comes to making decisions that are ideal for you and your family. Let's take a look at Health.
“90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the BRAIN is generated by movement of the SPINE.”
-Roger Sperry, Nobel Prize Winner on Brain Research
“The quality of healing is directly proportional to the functional capability of the NERVOUS SYSTEM to send and receive nerve messages.”
-Journal of Neurological Science
What is Dis-ease?
Dis-ease is when your body is not functioning normally/optimally
Dis-ease precedes and eventually leads to Disease
Defined: “A disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific signs or symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury.”
A symptom is like a fire alarm going off in the house telling you there’s a problem. It is the EFFECT of something that CAUSED it to be there in the first place. It is a warning signal of something that is occurring at a deeper level. You wouldn’t just pull the batteries out of the fire alarm and let the house burn down. So why would you want to just silence your body’s alarm system without actually identifying and correcting the problem…?
D.C. = Doctor of Cause
D.C. stands for Doctor of Chiropractic AND Doctor of CAUSE.
CAUSE VS EFFECT
“There is a vast difference between treating effects and adjusting the cause.” -DD Palmer
Chiropractors are specialist in the Structure and Function of the Spine & Nervous System. Detecting, analyzing and correcting imbalances in the body that are CAUSING Dis-ease & specific health concerns to arise in your body
What is the CAUSE? Why is it like that? How are we going to CORRECT it?
IF DISEASE IS LESS THAN OPTIMAL FUNCTION…
WHAT IS HEALTH?
The OPTIMAL FUNCTIONING of your body; physically, mentally, socially, spiritually and not merely the absence of disease.
WE NEED TO LOOK AT WHAT CONTROLS FUNCTION IN OUR BODY, OPTIMIZE IT & CARE FOR IT TO TRULY BE HEALTHY!
What Controls ALL Function in our body?
How does the Brain Control Function in the body?
Through our Central Nervous System
Your nerves are the roadways and pathways for messages, signals, health & healing to get from the brain to the body and from the body back up to the brain AND it does so THROUGH THE SPINE.
Your heart beating, lungs breathing, digesting food you ate, cut on your finger to heal, thyroid releasing hormones, immune system boosted to fight off colds/flus and even cancer, to feel, see, hear, to think, to rationalize, to have emotion, to love…EVERYTHING RUNS THROUGH YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM!
What happens if there is interference in this communication between the Brain & Body?
Dysfunction begins to occur immediately in the central nervous system leading to dis-ease within the body. The body is thrown out of balance and is not functioning optimally. You might or might not feel anything…yet! Refer to function vs feeling chart *hint- only 10% of nerves feel pain!!*
What CAUSES Interference within the Nervous System?
Vertebral Subluxation defined:
When your Spine shifts, twists or kinks out of alignment placing unwanted stress, tension and pressure on the Spinal Cord and/or Spinal Nerves causing Nerve Interference between your Brain & Body leading to sickness and dis-ease to build in the Brain & Body!
How Significant is this? What is the Concern?
Consequences of Vertebral Subluxation in Your Body:
- “Loss of the cervical curve (i.e. loss of normal spinal posture), stretches the spinal cord 5-7 centimeters, and causes disease.”
Dr. A. Breig, Neuro-surgeon
- Weak Posture decreases gray matter in the brain – Journal of Neuroscience
- Neurology 2009; “Hyperactivity of the sympathetic innervation is a common factor in visceral disease”
- Increased risk of: cancer, glaucoma, bi-polar disorder, type I/II diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, excessive body weight, hypertension, asthma, immune system dysfunction and MORE.
- ALL measures of HEALTH STATUS DECREASED with slumped posture. Journal of Spine 2005
- Forward Head Posture reduces lung capacity by 30%! -Cailliet MD
Feeling Vs Function
90% of nerves are asymptomatic! Only 10% of the nerves in your body feel pain! Heart disease, cancer, diabetes, auto-immune disorders, etc. take years to develop before you FEEL anything!
We NEED to look at how your body is FUNCTIONING!
What causes Vertebral Subluxation
Physical Traumas, Poor Posture, Pregnancy, Birth Process, Chemical Toxins, Emotional triggers & MORE!
Birth Process – Our 1st Subluxation!
Current up to date research states that 80-99% of newborns experience their 1st Subluxation Misalignment from the birth process alone!! From being in-utero, birthing through the canal, medical intervention (being pulled out), getting stuck or coming out too quick!
Consequences of Subluxation in Newborns & Children
Reflux, ear infections, constipation, colic, trouble sleeping, arching of the back, head tilted/stuck to one side, scoliosis, trouble breastfeeding, irritability, frequent colds/flu, asthma, allergies and the list goes on and on!
1992 study published in the Journal of Manual Medicine titled “Kinematic Imbalances Due To Sub-occipital Strain in Newborns.”
o One of the most important research articles to date reveals the importance and necessity of Chiropractic care for infants and children. This research evaluated over 600 children under the age of two years.
o The majority of newborns suffer micro-trauma of brain stem tissues in the periventricular areas at birth.
o The evidence regarding the traumatic nature of childbirth emphasizes the necessity for spinal evaluations, nervous system assessments, and necessary care in all newborns.
o The most significant part of the study showed that gentle spinal adjustments done to the upper cervical spine of the infants dramatically influenced their overall physiology and symptoms.
o Never is the optimal function of the central nervous system more important than during the initial stages of development experienced by infants and children.
Who checks for Vertebral Subluxation?
Chiropractors are the only licensed trained health professionals to check and correct Vertebral Subluxation.
THE BEST ways to check for Vertebral Subluxation are:
X-rays, Nerve Scans and Posture!
Newborns, babies, toddlers we check through:
Motion palpation of neck and spine, head & torso alignment, tension in the muscles around the neck and spine
Who CAN Correct Vertebral Subluxation?
Corrective Care Chiropractors – US!
Not to be confused with other chiropractors that are NOT Subluxation-based chiropractors! This is extremely important. NOT ALL chiropractors are the same!
***There is NO other doctor, neurologist, therapist, orthopedist licensed or trained in the detection and correction of
How do we Correct Subluxation?
Through our Neuro-based Corrective Care programs!
Our protocols are unique to our office alone! No other chiropractor utilizes the exact approach we take to care for your spine and overall health!
We combine state of the art technology along with the most up to date, results driven, researched techniques out there!
What are the Corrective Care Programs?
90 Days to a Stronger Healthier You!
A program put together specifically for you based on YOUR X-rays & Nerve Scans to get the most complete comprehensive Corrective Care Chiropractic program out there!
We take BEFORE & AFTER X-rays & Nerve Scans to show you your progress!
Corrective Care protocols for Specific Phases of Subluxation Unique to YOU!
“What do I do after my Initial Corrective Care program?”
Lifestyle Building --> Lifestyle Living!
Just like wearing a retainer after getting braces off - maintenance Adjustments are necessary to keep your progress, continue building a healthy body and prevention!
Who Should be Checked and Adjusted for Subluxation?
Every person deserves the right to be checked for Subluxation, and Adjusted when necessary, for a life-time.
Every person that desires to live a quality life free of pain, sickness & disease!
Families that choose to live a life proactively and not reactive.
Ones that do not want to use drugs and get unnecessary surgeries.
Families that live a wellness lifestyle!
“The Nervous System holds the key to the body’s incredible potential to heal itself.” -Sir Jay Holder, MD, DC,PH.D.
“There is a vast difference in treating effects and adjusting the cause.” -DD Palmer
“The shape, position, tension and tone of your Spine determines the shape, position, tension and tone of your Life.” -Donny Epstein
“When in Sickness, look to the Spine first.” -Hippocrates
“Being healthy and fit isn’t a fad or a trend. It’s a Lifestyle!”
Live at your very best with Corrective Care Chiropractic!