Chiropractic care is based upon two simple and fundamental concepts;
1. the body is self healing and self regulating, and
2. the brain and nervous system control and co-ordinate all function in the body.
It is a form of healthcare that is concerned with the study of the nervous system and its role in sustaining health. Your nervous system is protected inside the bones in your skull, back, and neck, and is composed of your brain, spinal cord, spinal and peripheral nerves. These nerves lead to every organ, tissue and cell in the human body. Simply put, normal nerve function is essential for good health.
The Purpose of Chiropractic
Quite simply, chiropractic care is concerned with the detection and correction of physical obstructions or disturbances to the nervous system resulting from spinal misalignments. Chiropractors call these misalignments subluxations and they lead to disturbances or interference to proper nervous system function. When interfered with, the body is less likely and able to perceive, adapt, heal and operate the way it was designed. Chiropractors seek to reduce subluxations by means of a specific adjustment, which restores proper nervous system function and allows the body to return to an optimal state of health and vitality.
What is NUCCA?
The NUCCA procedure is a gentle touch and controlled contact designed to restore balance to the spine. This procedure influences one of the highest control centres over body balance, the brain stem and the central nervous system. The nerves in our spinal column are very sensitive to pressure and stress, and when the spine becomes misaligned, it stresses the nerves and compromises their normal impulses, and changes functions throughout the body. The adjustment depends on precise mathematical calculation, physics, and biomechanics. X-rays are a critical part of ensuring that the spinal correction is accurate and successful.
What is Thompson Technique?
Thompson terminal point technique, as developed by J. Clay Thompson, is a specific system of spinal analysis and method of adjusting the full spine. This combination results in precise adjustments and high levels of patient comfort. The table is equipped with individual cushions or 'drop pieces' along the surface of the table which support each area of your spine until the adjustment is delivered. When the adjustment is performed, each drop piece gently gives way, reducing the amount of energy needed to move the specific spinal segment.
How Should I Feel After An Adjustment?
After your adjustment you may experience a feeling of deepening peace and relaxation. This may last for the rest of the day and patient's commonly report a deep, relaxing sleep. In the beginning, you will feel better when your spine is in its normal position and worse if the correction does not stabilize and needs to be adjusted again. Many patients experience quick relief, even from years of pain and suffering, and a minority experience some slight discomfort and muscle soreness as the body adapts and begins the healing process.
As you progress under your care and your nervous system releases deep-rooted stresses as part of the healing process, you may begin to notice:
- Better balance, easier movement and as a result more energy
- Deeper and more peaceful sleep
- Improved immune system function
- Increased awareness of your body, spine and movements
- Increased ability to breathe deeply
- Increased awareness of your body stress
- You may experience a desire to change your eating habits, start exercising or going for walks, and enjoy a greater sense of relaxation and overall well-being