A paradigm shift is needed to address the pandemic of chronic illness that now faces the American public. Chiropractic care is more than just making pain disappear. It is about learning, understanding and taking care of your body to improve your quality of life. Chiropractic care provides sustainable wellness solutions to you and your loved ones, without drugs or surgery.
Chiropractic care first became a treatment option in 1895. D.D. Palmer had a friend with deafness in one ear. Noticing a vertebrae out of place, Palmer adjusted his friend and restored his hearing.
Palmer had also had success in treating a friend with cardiovascular issues, noting:
I had a case of heart trouble which was not improving. I examined the spine and found a displaced vertebra pressing against the nerves, which innervate the heart. I adjusted the vertebra and gave immediate relief — nothing ‘accidental’ or ‘crude’ about this. Then I began to reason if two diseases, so dissimilar as deafness and heart trouble, came from impingement, a pressure on nerves, were not other disease due to a similar cause? Thus the science (knowledge) and art (adjusting) of Chiropractic were formed at that time.
Dr. Smith is of the opinion that many symptoms and disorders can be treated with chiropractic care, including back pain and strains, carpel tunnel, headaches, coccydynia, DDD, GERD, Herniated Disc, Myofacial Pain, Piriformis Syndrome, Sciatica, Scoliosis, leg length discrepancy, spondylosis, whiplash and more. For additional concerns, see here: https://chiropractorfarmington.com/health/symptoms-and-disorders/
In essence, chiropractic works by restoring your own inborn ability to be healthy by removing postural imbalances and structural misalignments that can accumulate in our bodies over time.
When a vertebrae becomes misaligned or moves out of its normal position, this is referred to in the chiropractic profession as a subluxation. Subluxations can be caused by a wide range of issues ranging from a minor slip or bump to a car accident or any sudden trauma. When a vertebrae is subluxated, it begins to put pressure on nerves, blood vessels and everything around it. This pressure comes with a price. The subluxation interrupts the natural pathways that the messages sent from the brain need to be clear in order to be completed properly.
For your body to remain healthy, your nervous system must function well. For your nervous system to function well, it must be free of interference. By restoring spinal function with Chiropractic adjustments, nerve interference by misaligned vertebrae is removed, thus allowing optimal nervous system function and improved health.
Seeing a chiropractor is not only for back pain and neck pain. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to keep your body at its peak performance through nutrition, adjustment and overall wellness. In addition, chiropractic care has been known to help a wide range of conditions from fibromyalgia to diabetes.
Chiropractic is an overall way of looking at the human body. It's based on the idea that the body is self-sustaining and self-healing. The body is in essence completely controlled by the brain through its connection via the spinal cord and the vast networks of nerves that make up the body. When this system is not functioning at its peak, the overall performance of the human body is lacking.
In the chiropractic world, drugs and medicine are not utilized as a form of treating a patient. While supplementation and nutrition are almost always a part of the bigger picture, drugs and prescriptions can be viewed as band-aids to treat symptoms rather than going to the source and treating the real problem.
While it's often perceived that the chiropractor is solely here to treat back and neck pain, this is simply a small piece of what the profession really is capable of handling. Chiropractors not only treat soft and hard tissue problems such as sciatica and joint pain, but are largely called on to deal with more significant issues. Some of these issues include fibromyalgia, allergies, insomnia, headaches and many more.
We aim to educate our patients about Chiropractic and other natural solutions to common health problems. We motivate you to take a more active and responsible role in restoring and maintaining your own health as well as the people around you.
Our choices and lifestyle play the largest role in determining our health, and Dr. Smith is committed and passionate about helping you get and stay well so you can experience the health you deserve.
Call us today at 505-327-5086 and start the journey back to full health.