Chiropractic and Wellness

Chiropractic Care Focuses on Health and Optimal Function
  1. Chiropractic offers a holistic approach
  2. The patient is the center of care, not a disease or symptoms
  3. The goal of care is to achieve a more effective life, to restore & maintain full function & well-being.
The Continuum of Health


Optimal Health

Fitness
Wellness
Good Function
No Symptoms

(Asymptomatic Dysfunction)
Minor Symptoms
Moderate Symptoms
Severe Symptoms
Death



Health is More Than The Absence of Symptoms, Health is Viewed in Positive Terms of
  1. Human potential
  2. Quality of life
  3. Optimal Function
  4. Resistance to disease
  5. Vitality
  6. Strength
  7. Endurance
  8. Balance
  9. Coordination









Patients and Chiropractors Work Actively Together to Maintain Health
  1. Heath care is a dynamic process & cooperative effort
  2. Patient education & self-care are important goals
  3. Patients are empowered to take responsibly & control of their own health.
















Symptoms Don't Tell the Whole Story
  1. Many problems arise gradually & symptoms appear only when problems are advanced
  2. Wellness care helps detect and correct problems at an early stage by restoring & maintaining normal function & biomechanics
  3. Good functioning muscles & joints are healthier & more resistant to injury, illness or degeneration
Chiropractic Care focuses on a Natural Approach
  1. Chiropractic uses natural & conservative methods to promote the body's own healing capacity
  2. It encourages healthful living: good nutrition, exercise, stress management & posture
Regular Chiropractic Care Helps
  1. Restore & Maintain full range of motion
  2. Promote full function
  3. Improve bio-mechanics
  4. Optimize performance & coordination
  5. Maintain joint stability
  6. Induce a sense of well-being & relaxation
  7. Improve nutrition to discs & other joints
  8. reduce the risk of injury & degeneration


Motion and Nutrition of Discs and Joints
  1. Chiropractors check the spine regularly to evaluate the motion of joints
  2. Good motion is essential for the health & nutrition of discs & joints because it permits the exchange of nutrients, fluids, & wastes
  3. Without movement, discs & joints may degenerate quickly
  4. Motion also reduces the formation of fibrosis (scar tissue)
  5. Fibrosis occurs in motionless joints & can lead to stiffness & degeneration


Loss of Motion Can Occur Without Pain or Symptoms
  1. A Chiropractic exam can detect disturbed motion & mechanics whether there are symptoms or not
  2. through adjustments & exercise, motion and nutrition can be restored & maintained

Coordination and Control of Muscle Tone, Balance and Joint Stability
  1. Restricted, painful, injured or degenerated joints transmit information to the nervous system which is not harmonious with input from other muscles & joints
  2. This disturbs coordination, fine motor control & joint stability
  3. Chiropractors identify such joints and use adjustments & exercise to help normalize sensory input, function & motion
  4. This improves agility, balance, coordination, stability & fine motor control



Joints Can Have Disturbed Bio-mechanics Without Pain or Other Symptoms
  1. Disturbed bio-mechanics can:
    • Reduce optimal performance
    • Alter load distribution
    • Increase risk of injury
    • Accelerate degeneration
  2. Chiropractors identify such joints & by adjustments, help restore normal bio-mechanics and load distribution
  3. This helps optimize function & may reduce the risk of future problems or injuries

Well-Being and Relaxation
  1. In daily life we are exposed to many stresses that can make us tense
  2. This tension can be stored in our bodies
  3. Chiropractors check for signs of tension & by adjustments, help relax muscles, restore motion & reduce stress
  4. Relaxation & a sense of well-being are very common results of chiropractic care

As a Partner with Exercise and Sports
  1. Chiropractic care isn't a substitute for exercise but a valuable partner that can help enhance its benefits
  2. Joints with good bio-mechanics, relaxed muscle tone & stability will benefit the most from exercise & be he least likely to be injured
Chiropractic and Athletic Performance
  1. Many athletes seek regular chiropractic care because they find it improves their performance & reduces the risk of injury
  2. Some studies suggest chiropractic can improve athletic ability, agility, balance, kinesthetic awareness, power & speed reaction time