Chiropractic Care in Raleigh
People start chiropractic care for many different reasons. However, our primary goal is not simply to alleviate your pain or symptoms. Instead, our focus is to ensure that your body’s nervous system is able to relay messages between your brain and body with no interference.
The spine houses and protects the spinal cord, through which nerve fibers pass from the brain to the rest of the body. Every organ, tissue and cell is controlled by nerve impulses traveling from the brain to all parts of the body. The nervous system controls all other systems in the body including respiratory, circulatory, digestive, immune and reproductive systems.
Misalignments of the vertebrae can interfere with the normal functioning of these nerves. Misalignments can be caused by slips & falls, accidents, injuries, stress, heavy back packs, repetitive activities, car accidents and poor posture.
Detection of these spinal misalignments is done through a thorough consultation, spinal examination and x-rays. Our primary goal is to correct these misalignments of your spine which are called Vertebral Subluxation. Then through a process of wellness education we are able to help patients and their families not only to maintain their spine, but also how to reach their true level of optimal health. We focus on nutrition, stress management, exercise and detoxification.
When you have a spine that is able to properly communicate with all parts of your body, you are better able to handle the challenges of life because you are able to adapt and recover at your fullest. Our goal is to help you to maximize your health so that you can reach your God given potential to live your life to the fullest!
Understanding Spinal Subluxation
Over the last 100 years, Chiropractic science has been reaching millions of people. It has become the fastest growing health profession in the world. Research continues to validate the health benefits of chiropractic.
The pathway to good health is the spine and nervous system. The spine houses and protects the spinal cord, through which nerve fibers pass from the brain to the rest of the body. Every cell, tissue and organ is controlled by nerve impulses which travel from the brain to all parts of the body.
The nerves leave the spine through openings between the vertebrae. Misalignment of the vertebrae can interfere with the normal functioning of the nerves. Misalignments are often caused by activities of our daily living such as stress, bad posture, poor sleeping habits as well as accidents, injuries and falls. New research has revealed that the first misalignment may occur in the birth process itself for both the mother and baby. This misalignment is called a “vertebral subluxation.” Subluxations can cause pain and malfunction in the nervous system that affects posture, range of motion and strength. Uncorrected subluxation leads to spinal degeneration/ arthritis in the spine.
Chiropractors are trained to detect and reduce or correct subluxations. The subluxations are detected through a consultation, spinal evaluation and x-rays. X-rays demonstrate the number and degree of subluxation present in the spine. Light, specific adjustments are performed to these misaligned areas to allow the body to heal and regain its optimal level of health.