Purpose of Chiropractic
The purpose of chiropractic is to provide a first health care contact for wellness and the optimization of health.
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. In addition, Doctors of Chiropractic recognize the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient.
- Four year doctorate degree with classroom and laboratory work in basic sciences, diagnosis, treatment procedures, and a clinical internship
- Educational requirements for medical doctors and chiropractors in basic and clinical sciences are very similar
- Postgraduate continuing education required annually
Chiropractors are Primary Care Providers Focused on Healthy Lifestyle Promoting and Cost-Saving Preventative Care
- Chiropractors promote preventative care by providing advice on diet, exercise and lifestyle. Preventive care results in cost savings as health is maintained, disease avoided, and costly procedures forgone.
- Chiropractic was founded in 1895 and since that time has been the choice for millions of patients with a variety of health concerns who want safe and effective treatment without drugs or surgery.
- Doctors of chiropractic are required to refer patients to the appropriate health care provider if a condition is detected that is not subject to appropriate management by chiropractic methods or techniques.
Doctors of chiropractic provide treatment without drugs or surgery
- Prevention stressed, including wellness protocols such as diet, exercise and lifestyle
- Natural approach including nutrition, vitamins, minerals, herbs and other options
- Typical treatment uses manual adjustments to spine and/or extremities
- Physiotherapy and other soft tissue techniques also utilized
- Exercise and rehabilitation are prescribed to enhance function and condition prevention
Overwhelming Evidence Shows Chiropractic Effective for Pain Reduction and Restoration of Function
Numerous studies throughout the world have shown that chiropractic treatment, including manipulative therapy and spinal adjustments, is both safe and effective. Many other studies have shown that chiropractic care can be a cost-effective remedy that brings healing in less time than other treatments.
The Webster Technique is a specific adjustment for pregnant mothers. Working to correct sacral subluxations, this technique balances pelvic muscles and ligaments in the woman’s pelvis, removes constraint and allows the baby to get into the best possible position for birth.
During the first 15 years of a child’s life, their body is forming crucial nerve and brain development and the central nervous system that powers the human body resides in the spine. Chiropractic care for children offers them a solid foundation for whole body wellness through every stage of their life. Since the spinal cord is the main pathway for electrical information connecting the brain and peripheral nervous system, it is crucial that during their initial years of physical and mental development, that the condition of their spine is monitored and enhanced by qualified professionals, so their mind and body can grow strong and balanced.
Healing Hands Wellness Center follows the Webster chiropractic principles in providing children of all ages with caring, age-appropriate chiropractic and massage therapies, intended to allow your child to achieve optimum mind-body development that will extend well into their adult years.
Healthy children are active! Because they are active, they are susceptible to falls, bruising and other forms of physical injury, while their bodies are still developing. All the typical physical traumas that children go through in their formative years can add up to painful conditions as your child grows to adulthood. They can also cause difficulties in learning and interfere with developing essential fine motor skills and coordination. All of these conditions are related to your child forming and maintaining a strong central core, throughout their early growth years.
While you may not think of chiropractic care as fundamental to your child’s well-being, it is no different than taking your child to the dentist for proper care of their teeth and mouth, or to a medical doctor for treatment of their illnesses. Why not give the same consideration to the most important building block in your child’s body – the central nervous system?
Visit the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association website for more information.
— Taken from the CCA Website www.calchiro.org