Chiropractic Is For EVERYONE!

One of the most traumatic events of a person’s life is their entrance into the world.  Birth places a tremendous amount of pressure and strain on a baby’s fragile spine, especially the delicate neck.  Throughout childhood, you probably have sustained a series of minor injuries and sadly some of you may have experiences some major injuries as well.  Think about how you have fallen from a bicycle or a skateboard, or numerous wrestling matches with your siblings.  As you grew up, you encountered playground hazards and gym classes; team sports and the improper use of backpacks.  Maybe you slept on a bad mattress or strained your back while carrying a heavy load.

Do You Think Chiropractic Is Just For The Injured Or Elderly?

Subluxation

Some of you may have experienced the granddaddy of neck and back trauma – automobile accident injuries!  Auto accidents commonly cause a significant spinal injury and trauma.  Even so-called minor accidents can inflict tremendous injuries to your spine.  Even if you did not experience any lasting discomfort or pain at the time of these incidents, these spinal injuries accumulate throughout your life and will cause Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC).  VSC occurs when one or more of the bones in your spine (vertebrae) move out of position and create pressure on, or irritate spinal nerves.  Spinal nerves are the nerves that come out from between each of the bones of your spine.

The pressure of irritation on the nerves causes those nerves to malfunction and interfere with the signals traveling over those nerves.  This pressure can result in both peripheral and/or systemic symptoms such as:  peripheral headaches, neck pain and stiffness, back pain and stiffness, hip pain and stiffness, pain and tingling in the extremities (arms or legs) including sciatica, musculoskeletal pain, Degenerative Disc Disease, bulging or herniated spinal discs, and scoliosis and systemic (allergies, dizziness, arthritis, asthma and emphysema, hypertension, cold and flu, digestive problems, ear infections, fevers, immune system dysfunction, menstrual dysfunction and PMS related symptoms, fatigue, muscle spasms, sinus problems, stress, and ringing in the ears). You can develop peripheral or systemic symptoms at any time during your life, not just at the time of a traumatic injury or as you age.

So Who Needs Chiropractic Care?  YOU DO!!!

The chiropractic’s approach to health care is focusing on the patients overall health. Chiropractors provide natural, drugless, nonsurgical health treatments that solely rely on the body’s inherent recuperative abilities.  Chiropractors follow a standard routine to get information needed to diagnose and treat patients. They take patients health history; conduct a physical and an orthopedic examination.  Some chiropractors use additional procedures in their practice, including massage therapy, laser therapy, ultrasounds and electric currents.  They may also utilize equipment such as straps, tape, braces, or shoe inserts (orthotics).  That means making Minnesota Chiropractic checkups as a regular part of their health care routine.