We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing “state of the art” chiropractic techniques. People around the world are recognizing the benefit of seeking an alternative to traditional medicine; one that will help them achieve and maintain optimal health without requiring invasive treatments such as surgery.
Charlotte Chiropractic Care
Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. A commitment to routine adjustments maintains proper communication to the nervous system; a healthy spine allows the body to function normally and heal itself just as we are designed to do. At Family First Chiropractic, we are able to formulate specialized care plans for each member of your family. Dr. Doug Jordan has years of training, expertise, and experience in helping patients get pain relief from back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine.
If you are looking for reliable, safe, and affordable Chiropractic care, then we urge you to get in touch with us today.
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
Vertebrae (the bones in your back) fit together so that the mental impulses (nerve supply) produced in your brain may filter down your spinal cord and out over your nerves. These messages are responsible for communicating information throughout your body so that growth, repair and healing may take place. When vertebrae are out of their natural alignment, the potential for nerve interference is great.
Doctors of Chiropractic lay their hands on your back and gently line up the vertebrae into their natural position. This process may take weeks or months, depending on the amount of misalignment. As alignment is restored, the nerve supply more effectively communicates throughout your body, and healing may take place. As your body heals, the symptoms begin to diminish.
What is a subluxation?
Since all body functions are controlled by the brain sending and receiving messages over nerves, when nerves become stretched or twisted (commonly referred to as a nerve "pinch"), this vital communication system is disrupted. These neurological disruptions are called subluxations.
Subluxations can cause abnormal posture, which applies tension on vertebrae, muscles, ligaments and tendons. This increased tension interferes with blood flow to internal organs. Lack of oxygen in cells, tissues, and organs causes dysfunction and disease. One or more parts of the body may begin to fail, as well as health in general. Subluxations can also foster the onset of sickness and disease as the body weakens.
Instead of treating the symptoms of the disease, the Doctor of Chiropractic corrects the subluxations so that normal body function may take place.
What Causes Subluxations in Children?
The pushing, pulling, and twisting on the newborn's neck and spine during birth commonly causes the vertebrae to be pushed out of place. Subluxations at this early age may lead to problems with growth and internal organ function. Studies have indicted a connection with abnormal alignment of the bones in the neck and SIDS. Some of the nerves exiting the neck carry vital mental impulses to the diaphragm, which is responsible for proper breathing. Doctors of Chiropractic carefully check the newborn's neck for nerve interference that could lead to respiratory problems.
Throughout life, falls, injuries, and stress commonly cause subluxations. Young children may fall down several times a day, a common occurence that, along with contact sustained in sports activities, may cause vertebrae to move out of their natural alignment. Also, auto accidents commonly cause a postural problem in the neck known as whiplash, which can lead to serious problems with nerve interference.
Chiropractic is Safe and Natural
The chiropractic approach to healthcare is natural. It does not try to stimulate or inhibit normal body function. Instead, the chiropractor addresses the important relationship between the nervous system and disease. The systemic effect of vertebral subluxations is complex. Many illnesses may be manifested in your body due to abnormal body function caused by subluxations. In light of this, your chiropractor may be the best doctor to help you and your family.