Chiropractic comes from the Greek words for practical and by hand. Dr. Jared does manual manipulations, and he uses an activator and drop tables to best accommodate and adjust our patients. In the 1890’s chiropractic was founded by D.D. Palmer and is practiced most commonly in the United States, Canada, and Australia.
A system of therapy that utilizes the recuperative powers of the body and the relationship between the musculoskeletal structures and the functions of the body, particularly of the spinal column and the nervous system, in the restoration and maintenance of health.
What makes us different from other chiropractic practices?
There are many systems to help chiropractors find and remove structural interferences to the nervous system called subluxations. In our office we use functional neurological testing of myotomes as the best and most efficient way to find a spinal subluxation. Myotomes are individual muscles that have sole connection to only one spinal nerve. Because of this singular relationship a weak myotome is an accurate reliable way to find spinal dysfunction.
The Value of Chiropractic
Long Term Solution for Chronic Pain
In 1985, a Canadian neurologist and chiropractor conducted a study of 300 subjects. The subject’s criteria was to have been “totally disabled” by back pain for at least seven years and have previously gone through the full gamut of standard medical interventions. In the study they were given daily chiropractic adjustments for 2-3 weeks. After receiving this chiropractic care, 93% showed improvement and 70% had improved to the point of having no work restriction. After a year follow-up, the changes were found to be long lasting.
Improves the Immune system
A group of HIV positive test subjects were given upper cervical adjustments while measuring the effect on the immune system using CD4 cell counts. CD4 cells are throughout the body and coordinate the immune system. Over a six month duration CD4 cell counts demonstrated a 48% increase in the HIV patients who were given adjustments compared to the HIV patients who did not receive adjustments. Chiro Res J 1994; 3 (1): 32–39
Improves the Central Nervous System
In the 1970’s Dr. Shu tested the effect of pressure on nerve conduction. He demonstrated that minuscule amounts of pressure on a nerve root (10mm Hg, equal to a feather falling on your hand) resulted in up to a 50% decrease in electrical transmissions down the course of the nerve supplied by that root.
The Mayfield clinic lists chiropractic as a viable treatment option for degenerative disc disease because of its utility of being able to restore proper joint motion. Correct joint motion is essential for the health of the discs and the discs keep the vertebrae from compressing against each other and causing degeneration.