Spinal Care and Structural Wellness
Structural wellness concerns the resolving of structural or spinal imbalances in support of proper biomechanics to allow for proper function. Whether suffering from a new injury or chronic pain, the practice and science of detecting and correcting vertebral subluxations (misalignments of the bones in the spine, skull or pelvis) through regular chiropractic care is proven effective because it provides relief while allowing for the preservation of smooth, pain-free joint mobility and brain body communication.
While pain is the least common symptom in realizing you have a problem, subluxation can lead to far more Health challenges decreasing optimal function and healing. It alters nerve function within the spinal cord and within the nerve roots exiting the spine, which connect the brain to every cell, organ and tissue in the body. Subluxation is commonly the underlying cause of back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, disc herniations, muscle spasms and tension, swelling, and abnormal sensations of numbness or tingling. Left uncorrected for a long period of time, subluxation causes spinal degeneration in the bones, joints, discs, and surrounding soft tissues in the spine, (aka Arthritis, osteoarthritis). (Wolf’s Law and Davis’ Law).
Research shows that chiropractic is the best evidence-based, natural health-care solution for these problems, and for both short-term and long-term patient satisfaction. Sitting and standing with proper postural alignment allows you to live and work more efficiently and with less fatigue and strain on your body’s muscles and spine.
Specific chiropractic adjustments, based on a careful examination and analysis of the spine, result in a normalizing and calming effect in your spinal joints, nerve receptors and spinal cord and body.
The health of the spine is directly related to the nervous system, which facilitates the health, healing and function of every activity in the body. Chiropractic care results in a relaxation response and muscle activation within those muscles surrounding the subluxation that may be in spasm. Pain dissipates or disappears because movement is restored, prompting negative pain signals to the brain from improperly moving spinal segments to become inactive. In addition, proper movement of the spine actually assists in the body to decrease fight-or-flight stress responses in the brain. And less stress is directly related to better health. Stress being the number one cause of all disease.
With a decrease of stress responses throughout the body, brain, nervous system, and the relief of pressure from the spinal cord, sweeping improvements in overall health are often experienced within just a few weeks to months. Symptoms such as numbness and tingling, muscle weakness and other abnormalities often improve and begin to normalize as the body itself heals and functions better like it is designed to.
Pain relief, however, is not the primary focus of chiropractic care at One Village. While we help alleviate immediate pain in your back and neck, our family chiropractic community will focus on correcting not only the underlying cause of your current symptoms, but will also provide the appropriate care and ongoing maintenance needed to avoid ongoing and future damage to your spine and help you enjoy your life more fully.
A critical component of your specific plan of care, foundation training focuses on the core of your body, and includes the muscles, joints, discs, ligaments and nerves that protect and control your pelvis and back. It is often recommended to help our patients prevent, control and manage spine related problems such as back pain, knee pain, hip pain, plantar fascitis (a painful inflammation of the fibrous tissue along the bottom of the foot that connects the heel bone to the toes) and many other chronic pains, by helping you become stronger and experience movement without pain.