About Chiropractic

What is health?

An accurate definition of health is crucial to understanding chiropractic care. In our society today, health is often an improperly used term. Many people perceived health as simply feeling good, without any pain or symptoms. However, a state of health and well-being is much more than that. Health is really about one thing- function. How well are you functioning determines how truly healthy you are.

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is the science, philosophy and art of optimal health and wellness founded on the scientific fact that the human body is a self-regulating and self-healing system controlled and coordinated by the nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves). The function and health of every cell and tissue, gland and organ in the human body is controlled by the nervous system and work harmoniously together as a whole. The nervous system acts much like a conductor or an orchestra, keeping all the cells working together in harmony. The nervous system is the master control system of the entire body. The primary goal of chiropractic is to make sure the nervous system is functioning efficiently and effectively. A subluxation is a misalignment and fixation of the spine that disrupts and inhibits healthy function of the nervous system. Chiropractors are the only healthcare providers trained in detecting and correcting subluxations.

What is an adjustment?

Chiropractors adjust the spine because the nervous system runs through the spine, just like water runs through a hose. If the spine is out of alignment (subluxated) the nerve messages running through it are disrupted and distorted. This affects the brains ability to send and receive messages to regulate the body. When the ability to regulate the body is diminished, health function is lost, and in time symptoms of dis-ease, illness and disease become present.

Today chiropractic techniques are safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before.  Because each patient is different, Dr. Kara has a variety of techniques she can use to adjust the individual needs of each patient.

It is important to note that pain signals only make up 15% of total nervous system function.  Unfortunately many people make most of their healthcare decisions based upon pain and how they feel, neglecting the 85% of nervous system that controls bodily functions. For instance, many individuals who die of deadly heart attacks often feel fine the days leading up to the heart attack. Spinal misalignment (subluxations) like Heart disease and many other health concerns are often present without us feeling any pain or discomfort.    

What technology is used?

The Insight Subluxation Station is the only technology of its kind certified by the NASA Space Foundation.  It has been used on astronauts, professional athletes, and Olympic medalists.  With it, Dr. Kara is able to establish a reliable, scientifically valid, quantitative, multidimensional representation of your current state of health and wellness.  The technology includes Neuraltherm™ Scans and Static Electromyography Scans.  We utilize this advanced technology because it is our mission to provide the highest quality chiropractic care.

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