The Science And Philosophy Of Chiropractic Care
You are born with the innate ability to heal and maintain yourself. Every second of every day, Your body is automatically coordinating every function and process to keep you moving, feeling and living.
Your innate ability to heal is controlled and delivered through your nervous system. A clear line of communication between your brain and the rest of your body must be available for you to heal correctly.
Your spinal column surrounds and protects your nervous system, and your spine is separated into 24 movable joints called vertebrae, which allow movement and flexibility. Through traumas and stress, vertebrae can be injured and locked out of place. When this happens, subluxation (misalignment) occurs. Subluxation causes interference to the nervous system, thus reducing your body’s innate ability to heal.
When injuries occur at the top part of your neck, the resulting series of health concerns are called the Atlas Displacement Complex. At this location, an injury in the spine produces the greatest amount of neurological damage. If a subluxation, or an Atlas Displacement Complex, is not corrected in a timely fashion, it is likely to damage the function of your nervous system, and thus, your health.
Injuries to your spine must be corrected to restore the proper position of the vertebrae and allow proper movement of the spine and function of the nervous system. When the nervous system works correctly, you are more likely to experience good health.
Our Approach To Chiropractic Care
At Current Chiropractic, we provide thorough, scientific, and effective chiropractic care. Our approach is to spend time with you to find the root cause of your health problems. We do not believe in covering up your symptoms.
Dr. Apatiga and Dr. Dragoo believe our upper cervical chiropractic care is designed to be as effective and long lasting as possible.
We Believe Less Is More
When it comes to chiropractic adjustments, the rule of thumb is less is more! Once a vertebra is adjusted to the correct position, it must be left alone to allow all the supporting structures time to heal.
Any adjustment to a joint that is already in the proper position can lead to injury, ligament laxity, and muscle weakness. Excessive chiropractic adjustments can also lead to dependency on chiropractic care due to spinal hypermobility.
This is why it is imperative for you to find a chiropractor who takes his or her time in order to know exactly when and where intervention is necessary.
We Put Your Body In The Proper Position To Heal Itself
Chiropractic adjustments are not the source of good health; rather, your body’s ability to hold the vertebrae in their proper positions is the correct source.
So, the longer an adjustment results in the vertebrae remaining in their proper positions, the better.
Like all good things, healing takes time; chiropractic results should not be viewed as a short-term goal.
Building A Foundation For The Future
Spinal neglect is a characteristic of contemporary life. Our spines suffer as a result of desk jobs as well as the human-created forces of car accidents, sports injuries, and other traumas.
Improper posture, caused partly by cell phones and constant stress, also leads to poor spinal health and a weakened nervous system. Few people do anything specific to take care of the health of their spines.
Over time, these collective stresses lead to neurostructural shifts that have negative effects on your health. We work to correct the stresses of life that impact your spine and your overall health.