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Chiropractic 101

How Does Chiropractic Work?

Chiropractic is based on the idea of removing imbalances both structural and postural in an effort to allow our body to heal itself. The network of nerves and signals from your brain all the way down your spinal cord must be allowed to flow freely without any interruption. Chiropractors have the ability and skill to remove these interruptions or misalignments and allow the body to perform as it was meant to.

If you’ve been in a car accident, played a sport, fell down or bumped into something too hard, it’s possible that your body is not functioning at it’s best due to a misalignment. While there are many potential mechanical or structural causes for misalignment, there are also chemical reasons. If you smoke or drink excessively or have a poor diet, the chemical issues in your body can eventually cause underlying conditions and disease to appear.

Allowing a chiropractor to get you back on track both chemically and structurally will bring your body back to the proper state it should be in to perform at it’s peak.

Is Chiropractic Effective?

Chiropractic helps to remove postural imbalances and structural misalignments that can accumulate in our bodies over time. Chiropractic works by restoring your natural ability to be healthy. For your body to remain healthy, your nervous system must function well, free of interference. By restoring spinal function with Chiropractic adjustments, nerve interference by misaligned vertebrae is removed, allowing optimal nervous system function and improved health.

Why See a Chiropractor?

Chiropractors are not only for back pain and neck pain. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to keep your body at its peak performance through nutrition, adjustment and overall wellness. In addition, chiropractic care has been known to help a wide range of conditions from fibromyalgia to diabetes.

What is Subluxation?

When a vertebrae becomes misaligned or moves out of its normal position, this is referred as a subluxation. Subluxations can be caused by a wide range of issues ranging from a minor slip to a car accident or any sudden trauma. When a vertebrae is subluxated, it begins to put pressure on nerves, blood vessels and everything around it. Subluxation interrupts the natural pathways from the brain that need to be clear in order to send messages properly.

Chiropractic Adjustment: Is it Safe?

Adjustments or manipulation is the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of an adjustment is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place for a number of reasons. When these vertebrae move out of place, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and nerve flow to the systems in the body from the brain, we can’t function at our peak.

An adjustment is often a pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a vertebrae back into place. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you’re cracking your knuckles referred to as joint cavitation. This is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.

What Can I Expect From My Visit?

Going to the Chiropractor is a new experience for many of us. Many have heard about Chiropractic from a friend or online and some people are tired of living in pain. No matter the case, your first visit to the chiropractor will really be about getting to know the chiropractor and discussing your history, current condition and goals.

Elite Performance Health Center
13552 South 110 West Ste 204
Draper, Ut 84020
801-302-0280