Chiropractic treatments are based on the belief that a healthy body has the capacity to heal itself. Anything that interferes with a well tuned nervous system will keep the body from functioning at full capacity. A chiropractor concentrates on tuning the body without the use of medications that may bring on harmful side effects.
People who suffer from frequent headaches or continual back pain may resort to over the counter or prescription products to relieve their discomfort. This may work on a temporary basis but it is not a cureall for chronic pain. Sooner or later a second dose and then a third will be necessary and eventually the body may become immune or demand increased levels of strength that may prove to be a danger to the general well being.
The spinal column is made up of a series of vertically aligned bones separated by defined spaces where the spinal nerves are found. When one of these bones moves out of position it alters the ability of the spinal nerves to communicate with the other parts of the body. Chiropractors refer to such an interference as a “subluxation.” Their goal is to find and remove it before the body has a chance to react.
If you are unfamiliar with chiropractic therapies please browse the New Patient Center on the Barnes Chiropractic website to find valuable information and answers to frequently asked questions about the fundamentals of the practice. The testimonials from our patients will also be informative.