Chiropractic is a form of healthcare that focuses on the relationship between the structure of the spine and function of the nervous system on your overall health. Chiropractors evaluate the spine for subluxations, which are misalignments in the spine that restrict motion in the body. The spine is evaluated through several processes. These processes can be a structural examination, a patient history, and if needed diagnostic x-rays to determine the areas of these subluxations and any underlying issues that would affect the treatment. After, the spine has been evaluated and the findings are discussed with the patient then it is time for the adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments are specific manual adjustments to the misaligned joints in the spine that will restore mobility and help to alleviate pain, muscle tightness and promote healing of tissues.
Chiropractic provides many benefits. These benefits help the body to function properly, or at a minimum, to its optimal potential by restoring function and mobility to the joints that are subluxated in the spine. Here is a list of some of the benefits chiropractic care can provide:
Chiropractic is very important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, as it can help at any stage of life from newborns to geriatrics. There are also some other things to consider when someone is deciding when or why to see a chiropractor. Here are some reasons to seek a chiropractor:
Adding Chiropractic to your lifestyle can be an overall benefit to your body’s wellness. There are many reasons to seek chiropractic and pain does not have to be the only reason. Chiropractic is safe, effective and affordable. You can consult with a chiropractor before your treatment to determine if chiropractic care will be beneficial to you, along with discussing your treatment plan and the type of adjustments you are comfortable with during your care.
Bernadette C. West, D.C.
Owner, Bayside Family Chiropractic
Dr. West is board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE). She received her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA in 2012. Prior to attending Palmer, she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology from Michigan State University.