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How can Chiropractic care help me?

Pain syndromes are often multifactorial, that is there are multiple issues and often they all have to be addressed for the best outcomes. I use what I consider to be the best Chiropractic has to offer in correcting the spine and spinal misalignments and I also use the best in soft tissue release techniques. Simply that means releasing scar tissue and myofascial adhesions. I’ll discuss these in more detail.

The goal is to reduce pain by focusing on the function of the neuro-musculo-skeletal systems and removing impediments or interference to proper functioning. When done properly the results are often instantaneous. We also use other modalities that improve the function of the cells that make up those systems.

I’m doing the best work of my career. For 32 years I’ve looked for the best methods for improving the function of the nervous system as well as the muscles and all the soft tissues that support the spine and joints of the human body. I have found them and the results have been remarkable as you can see from the patient videos posted here.

Removing interference to the nervous system by making corrections to the spine, particularly the upper cervical spine have been life changing for many of my patients.

This upper cervical technique requires specific x-rays of the head and neck in the 3 planes of motion, from the side the front and from the top. Technically those are referred to as the sagittal, frontal and transverse planes of motion. The films are analyzed, measurements are made of the misalignment and a correction pathway or vector is determined. A gentle force is then applied in a specific direction (the correction pathway) to reduce the misalignment factors to or towards normal. This is done without cracking the neck or causing any discomfort. In fact we have found over the last 50 years that too much force is detrimental to getting the best corrections.

Postural changes always accompany the misaligned spine. Functional leg length inequalities, unbalanced hip height and spinal rotations as well as unequal weight distribution are all common sequelae. Corrections to the upper cervical spine always result in improvements in these areas. When you aren’t posturally balanced abnormal stresses occur on all of your structural joints. Consider the alignment of your car. If the front end is out of alignment you can still drive your car, you might not even notice a problem exists until your mechanic tells you that you have worn out your tires long before they should have. The same analogy applies to your ankles, knees, hips and spine.

It’s not just the abnormal mechanical stresses that are the problem but the nervous system is also adversely affected. Correcting the misaligned spine is a big piece of the puzzle to pain syndromes and altered biomechanics but not the only one.