Chiropractic is a form of health care in which the doctor uses his or her hands (or another instrument) to provide an adjustment. A specific adjustment is performed when a ‘subluxation’ or misalignment is found between two segments of the spinal column. We believe the body was made to heal itself through the communication of the nervous system. The nervous system tells the entire body what to do and when; nothing occurs without a command from the brain. The nervous system is protected by the spine, so when an adjustment is given, muscle tension is released, pain receptors in the spine are eased and most importantly, nervous system function is improved so your body can heal and function the way it was intended to.
Dr. Rachael uses several different chiropractic techniques, or combination of techniques, depending on your specific needs. She is trained in Diversified, Thompson Drop, Gonstead, Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT) and Activator. She sees plenty of pregnant women and has studied Webster Technique, Bagnell Technique, and other abdominal soft tissue techniques.
Some of our patients come for regular adjustments to improve motion and keep their spines healthy and free of degenerative processes, such as disc degeneration, osteoarthritis and nerve compression. These patients also report they simply feel better overall when they come on a regular basis. They report other symptoms such as digestive complaints, allergies, asthma and anxiety are also improved. Regular adjustments can be compared to dental cleanings. As dental cleanings prevent cavities, regular adjustments prevent spinal decay. If you value your spine and want to make sure your nervous system is well protected and functioning at it’s best then regular chiropractic care is for you.
Some of our patients visit us when they have pain symptoms such as sciatica, headaches, disc compression, joint pain etc.. Research has proven the chiropractic adjustment to be an effective treatment for numerous issues and complaints. Below is a list of the most common symptoms that present in our office.
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Middle/Low back pain and stiffness
- Disc Herniation
- Numbness or weakness in the extremity
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Hip or Joint Pain
- Muscle tension due to stress and anxiety
- Headaches and Migraines
- Sinus Congestion
- Bell’s Palsy