Chiropractic is a healing discipline firmly grounded in science, philosophy, and art. Although its main focus is the relationship between the spine and the nervous system that runs through it, chiropractic is concerned with taking care of the entire body. Chiropractors use various diagnostic methods, including x-rays, infra-red thermography, and other neurological testing techniques to discover the state of your health and body function. We pay particular attention to your spine and nervous system, as this is the bodily system that controls and influences your overall health.
Chiropractic is based on 4 premises
- Your body is a self-healing organism. You were born to be healthy and are designed to heal yourself!
- Your nervous system (your brain, spinal cord and nerves) is the master controlling and healing system of your body. As long as your brain and spinal cord are sending life to every cell, tissue and organ of your body, you should experience the very best health you have ever had in your life. This is known as normal.
- If something interferes with the life flowing from your brain and spinal cord, your body will malfunction. If this malfunctioning goes uncorrected, disease and sickness will manifest.
- Finally, chiropractors correct this interference. Gentle, effective adjustments are given with the intent to correct this interference so your body will heal itself and function at 100%.
At Chiropractic on Eagle there are different phases of chiropractic care based on what YOU want. Each phase is an important step in the healing process.
Initial Intensive Care
Chiropractors initial phase of care is designed to get you back on your feet and out of a “health rut”. Adjustments tend to be more frequent in this phase of care. This is done to reduce the damage to your discs, ligaments and tendons, muscles and bones usually due to years of chronic subluxations (misalignments).
Your first few adjustments may only hold for a few hours because:
- Your spine is weak and unstable.
- Your posture is usually off-balance.
- Your energy can be low at this point.
- Coping with stress (physical, mental, and chemical) may be jeopardizing your health.
- You may have many symptoms, a sign that your body is struggling to heal itself.
This stage is designed to stabilize previous injuries that have healed incorrectly and to correct new subluxations as they occur. Adjustments begin to hold longer during this phase of care. Subluxation patterns tend to shift, a sign that the body is healing.
During this phase:
- Consistent subluxation correction is still needed for healing and stability to progress.
- Physical and emotional well-being improves during this phase.
- Spinal degeneration begins to be halted, slowed, and often reversed.
- Your energy levels increase
- You are better able to deal with stress (physical, chemical, and mental).
Once your corrective care program is completed, you will be offered a transition to wellness care, which is probably the most important type of care. This care is designed to maximize your health potential through subluxation correction throughout your lifetime. Subluxations occurring during this phase of care are easily released. This is behaving pro-actively rather than re-actively to your health. An example of this would be eating well and exercising BEFORE a heart attack occurs, rather than waiting for a heart attack and then trying to recover after the fact.
During this phase:
- Your energy levels are high and your body has a higher level of resistance to disease.
- You are better able to respond to the external environment and stresses of life.
- Your nervous system is balanced and stable.
- You experience an optimum quality of life.