Chiropractic is a health care profession and medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuro-musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health.
The word “chiropractic” comes from the Greek words cheir (hand) and praxis (action) and literally means “done by hand.”
Chiropractors use manual adjustments of the spine and joints, exercise therapy, trigger point therapy and education in lifestyle changes that allow the body’s natural state of health to fully express itself.
While conventional medicine focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs using prescription drugs and surgeries, chiropractic attempts to improve the health of the individual in an effort to avoid illness in the first place.
This is one of the primary reasons for the upsurge in the popularity of chiropractic. People recognize the benefit of seeking an alternative to traditional medicine that will help them achieve and maintain optimal health.
The Back In Balance Philosophy
Chiropractic Philosophy teaches that one of the main causes of pain and disease is spinal misalignment and abnormal motion of the vertebrae in the spinal column. This is called a ‘subluxation’ which comes from the Latin words meaning “to dislocate” (luxare) and “somewhat or slightly” (sub).
The term ‘vertebral subluxation’ literally means a slight dislocation (or misalignment) of the bones in the spine. Chiropractic works by removing these subluxations, thereby relieving pressure and irritation on the nerves and returning the body back to a balanced state of normal function.
Studies show that chiropractic care is one of the most effective treatments for back pain, neck pain, headaches, whiplash, sports injuries and many other types of musculoskeletal problems. It has also been shown to be extremely helpful in reducing high blood pressure, decreasing the frequency of childhood ear infections and improving the symptoms of some allergies.
Chiropractic is a holistic approach to health care, meaning that it addresses your overall health and recognizes that many lifestyle factors such as exercise, diet, rest and environment impact health.
Back In Balance Chiropractic recommends changes in lifestyle; eating, moving (exercise), and thinking (stress), in addition to NUCCA chiropractic technique.
If you or someone you know might benefit from NUCCA chiropractic care, call the office today at 425-437-9974. Dr. Schallmann at Back In Balance Chiropractic will be glad to discuss diagnosis and treatment options with you.