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  • Chiropractic Adjustment with Dr. Hufnagle
 
 

What Is Chiropractic?

According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, "chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health."

Origins

The "founding father" of chiropractic, Dr. D.D. Palmer, developed a theory that spinal misalignment caused nerve pressure or irritation which in turn caused various ailments. He realized that the structure and condition of the body influenced how the body functioned and its ability to heal itself, without the use of drugs or surgery. This simple philosophy has healed people and has prevented unwanted injury and illness for over a century! But to fully understand the chiropractic perspective, one must learn a bit about the nervous system, or how our bodies are "wired." The spine both houses and protects the spinal cord. Nerve dysfunction can result from any number of factors, such as falls, accidents, stress, tension, or over-use. These events can alter our "wiring" and create pain or discomfort in our bodies. Getting to the source Doctors of chiropractic are trained to locate the source of the pain or discomfort— it may actually be far from the actual location where the symptom is occurring— and then we correct or adjust the joints in the body and set it up to heal on its own. Of course, the type of correction or adjustment employed by the chiropractor depends on the condition being treated, but you get the main idea.

The important thing to remember is that chiropractic success occurs by addressing the source of the problem, not just masking the symptoms. Holistic efficiency because helping the body heal itself involves many facets, chiropractors also provide lifestyle advice to help prevent illness and injury. Diet & nutrition, fitness, ergonomics, and other areas in your life contribute, or diminish, your overall health. By making the right choices, one can live a life full of wellness and vitality.

Can Chiropractic Help?

Are you experiencing any of the following?

Headaches
Numbness
Painful Joints
Dizziness
Back Pain

Take this short test:
• Stand straight, with your arms relaxed, looking ahead into your mirror. We become accustomed to our everyday appearance, and rarely notice
  asymmetry.
• So check things out, such as seeing if your head is tilted to one side or one shoulder is higher than the other. Look at your hip levels. Compare the tops
  of your hip bones. Are they even?
• Ask a family member to view you from behind. Turn your head to the right and left. Are you able to turn one way farther than the other? Are your
  shoulder blades asymmetrical?

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