The term “adjustment” refers to chiropractors’ ability to re-align, reposition, or gently guide vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. The objective of the chiropractic treatment is to reduce the subluxation, which results in an increased range of motion, reduced nerve irritability and improved function. Chiropractors have extensive medical training that enables them to treat the whole body/whole being.
Dr. Jackie uses a very gentle and intuitive approach to Chiropractic medicine. Below is some additional information about the methodology and range of conditions which may be successfully addressed by Dr Jackie and Whole Body Chiropractic.
Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism, controlled by the brain, spinal cord and nerves of the body. The vertebrae, which protect the nervous system, when misaligned or lose its normal motion, causes malfunction of the tissues and organs throughout the body.
Chiropractic medicine is a form of natural health care that focuses on treating a patient without the use of drugs or medicines. Every year, more than 30 million Americans see chiropractors as part of the regular health care programs and with over 84,000 licensed chiropractors nationwide and more than 10,000 students currently enrolled in chiropractic school, it is the fastest growing health care profession.
Chiropractors frequently treat individuals with problems, such as headaches, joint pain, neck pain, low back pain and sciatica. Chiropractors also treat patients with osteoarthritis, spinal disk conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, sprains, and strains. However, the scope of conditions that chiropractors manage or provide care for is not limited to the common pains and problems listed above. Chiropractors also have the training to treat a variety of conditions such as allergies, asthma, digestive disorders, and other disorders as new research is developed.
For more information see “What is Chiropractic Adjustment?” in our FAQs.
Massage therapy addresses a variety of health conditions, the most prevalent being stress-related tension, which is believed by some experts to account for 80 to 90 percent of all disease. Massage has been proven beneficial in treating ailments such as sleep disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, low back pain, immunity suppression, spinal cord injury, autism, post-operative surgery, age-related disorders, infertility, eating disorders, smoking cessation, and depression, to name just a few.
Massage has many physiological effects, such as:
- Increased circulation to all areas of the body. This means that more oxygen goes to the tissues, enabling them to function more efficiently.
- Removal of toxins and waste products that build up in the tissues.
- Reduction in recovery time from certain injuries.
- Softening of the connective tissue that permeates the body, resulting in more relaxed muscles and more efficient organ function.
- Breaking of the pain-tension cycle, which helps prevent muscle spasm, strains and aches.
- Increased flexibility and range of motion.
- Better muscular balance throughout the body, resulting in effective support for other healing modalities, such as chiropractic adjustment.
Therapeutic Massage and soft tissue work can wonderfully compliment and assist in your chiropractic treatment plan.
An ‘orthotic’ is a device designed to restore your natural foot function. Many ‘biomechanical’ (walking) complaints such as heel pain, knee pain and lower back pain are caused by poor foot function. Orthotics realign the foot and anklebones to their neutral position, thereby restoring natural foot function. In turn, this helps alleviate problems in other parts of the body. Additionally, orthotics give a more even weight distribution, taking pressure off sore spots and they provide some shock absorption.
Can I wear Orthotics during all daily activities? Yes. Orthotics are most beneficial to people who spend most of their day standing or walking. Orthotics can also reduce pain associated with sports-related conditions, and help to counteract extra stress being placed on the feet for any overweight individuals.
What specific conditions can Orthotics help? Orthotics have been known to help:
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Ankle Sprains
- Flat Feet
- Arch Pain
- Heel Pain
- Pain on the top of the foot
- Knee Pain
- Shin Pain
- Toe Pain
Any imbalance in your feet can alter the bone structure of your feet and lower legs, causing pain or discomfort. Foot Orthotics help to eliminate posture problems, as well as foot and leg pain.
Do I need a physician’s prescription to get orthotics? No. Chiropractors are primary health care professionals and therefore, do not need a physician’s referral.
How long will my foot orthotic last? Foot orthotics usually last between 12 and 18 months.
Does it take time to get used to wearing an orthotic? Like most things, your feet are going to need some time to adjust to this new, correct way of walking. Orthotics should be used gradually to begin with, approximately 3-4 hours during the first 48 hours of use. After the first 48 hours it is recommended that the orthotics be used for 6-8 hours, until the second week of use, when the orthotics may be utilized all day.
If you are having any of these problems, speak with Dr. Jackie about custom orthotics.
Nutritional deficiencies rob the body of its own natural resources and can manifest as symptoms such as fatigue, mood swings and insomnia. Many times, these symptoms are taken for granted as a natural sign of aging. When left unchecked, however, these same deficiencies can contribute to diseases such as arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis.
It has been found that through detoxification, dietary improvements and nutritional supplementation, the signs of deficiency can be eased, alleviating the physical and emotional symptoms.
We will provide you with specific information that is tailored to your individualized wellness needs, helping you to understand which foods, vitamins, herbs, and health practices to empower you to make the lifestyle changes you need to achieve your health related goals. We will help you find optimal health and vitality by:
- Boosting your energy levels
- Boosting your immune system
- Increasing your ability to focus
- Decreasing nagging symptoms
- Ridding your body of poisons
- Detoxifying & revitalizing your internal organs
- Reduce your risk of disease
Treat the underlying causes of your health conditions rather than the symptoms. Whether you’re healthy and just want to fine tune a vitamin and mineral program, or need help with fatigue, chronic illness or recovery.
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At Whole Body Chiropractic, we design special, patient-specific exercise plans to help strengthen and correct each individual’s unique problems. Once an exercise regimen is established, the exercises can even be performed in the comfort of one’s own home, if desired. Therapeutic Exercise can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%, and enhances the treatment process to help maintain healing benefits, as well as reducing the likelihood of any future issues.
Therapeutic exercise corrects impairments and improves musculoskeletal function increasing well-being.