Chiropractic Care

In today's society we are focused more on treating sickness and symptoms than we are with achieving health and maintaining it. True health is not just about how you feel, the majority of  health is how you are functioning and adapting. This is the foundation to what we do at Harmony Family Chiropractic. We are focused on YOU, not just your symptoms. We want to ensure that you are functioning optimally so that you can adapt and thrive to do the things that you love with the people that you love!


If you don't have regular maintenance on your car, it will start to break down . If you don't brush and floss your teeth and get regular cleanings, they will begin to decay. If you don't stay hydrated and eat well, you will feel terrible, gain weight, and have a whole array of health problems. Why would your spine not be included in that important list of things to take care of? Just like tire wear or the start of a cavity - we can't always see the breakdown, but we can check-in with the health of our tires, our teeth, and our spine!
 

What is a Subluxation?

Often described in practice as a partial dislocation, a subluxation is when the vertebrae move slightly out of alignment causing pressure or irritation to the nerves. The spine loses normal motion and/or position and can have an affect on the nerves involved and vertebrae around the subluxated area. As the vertebrae are not functioning properly this can cause wear and tear on the discs and associated ligaments, muscles and other spinal tissue. This nerve interference results in the body operating at a reduced rate. Pain, inflammation and tenderness often follow. Once the nervous system has been impaired via a subluxation, the overall health and wellbeing of the person is at reduced.

Chiropractors locate Subluxations which cause interference to the nervous system. They then correct the interference through gentle movements of the spine. This is usually done with the hands or adjusting instrument, which relieves the pressure to the nerves therefore assisting in correction and improving the health of the nerves.

 

What causes a Subluxation?

Subluxations are caused through varying ways. They can be responses to emotional, chemical, physical or genetic factors. Muscle weakness or imbalance from stress, obesity or lack of exercise are all contributing factors to subluxations.

 


Emotional: Stressful conditions such as family problems, divorce, death in family, work stresses, life problems and not being able to manage stressful situations.
Chemical: External pollutants in the environment, smoking, drugs, car fumes, alcohol, poor diet.

Physical: Birth process, slips, falls, car accident, poor sleeping habits, repetitive motions, sports injuries, bad postural habits etc.
Genetics: Many health problems can run in families.

 

What are the symptoms associated with Subluxations?

Most patients actually wait until they have a symptom such as pain until they seek chiropractic help. They can have a range of symptoms including:

 

  • Inflammation & swelling

  • Neck pain

  • Back pain

  • Arm and leg pain

  • Low energy

  • Tenderness

  • Reduction or loss of mobility

  • Muscle spasms

  • Tingling sensations

  • Loss of sensation

  • Weakness, dizziness

  • Stiffness

  • Loss of control over muscles or organs

  • Poor overall state of health

  • And the list goes on…

  • Headaches

  • Dizziness

  • Colic

  • Asthma

  • Depression

  • Poor weight control

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

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