What is Chiropractic?
How Much Do You Really Know About Chiropractic Care?
You may think that chiropractic care is only for back and neck pain! But the truth is, chiropractic care addresses a wide variety of common health problems stemming from dysfunction in your spinal joints. Everyday wear and tear, old injuries, and even stress can cause your vertebrae to lose their proper position. Spinal misalignments may be a source of irritation to your nervous system, causing pain and nerve interference throughout your body. By correcting spinal joint dysfunction, chiropractic care helps your body heal itself so you can feel your best.
Chiropractic care utilizes the chiropractic “adjustment”. An adjustment is designed to achieve several objectives:
♦ To decrease muscle spasm (which causes pain)
♦ To help restore normal mobility to the affected area
♦ To help the spine regain its normal curves
This in turn aids in the proper nutrition of the joints and spine, thereby decreasing irritation, inflammation and pain. Dr. Sheila uses her hands to perform adjustments, along with specialized tables and equipment, and may also use a small hand-held instrument called an activator. Adjustments are continued as prescribed. Dr. Sheila may also employ additional therapies as needed.
Our office concentrates on getting pain sufferers out of pain fast. Some of our patients get better in one visit, some take a little longer. At Belanger Chiropractic Life Center, we will evaluate your condition and let you know if we feel that we can help you. We do not accept every case. If we feel that you would benefit from chiropractic care, we will tell you. If we cannot help you we will tell you. If your pain does not get better on it’s own or you are experiencing pain radiating into your shoulders, arms, buttocks, legs, hands or feet, you should get checked out immediately.