Chiropractic is the practice and science of detecting and correcting vertebral subluxation [sub'luk-sa´shun] - which occurs when one or more of the bones in your spine, skull or pelvis becomes improperly aligned or loses its ability to move properly.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises Chiropractic and defines it as follows:
"A health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. There is an emphasis on manual techniques, including joint adjustment and/or manipulation with a particular focus on subluxations."
While pain is one of the most common symptoms, subluxation can lead to far more devastating conditions. It alters nerve function within the spinal cord and within the nerve roots exiting the spine, which connect the brain to every cell, organ and tissue in the body. Subluxation is commonly the underlying cause of muscle spasms and tension, swelling and abnormal sensations of numbness or tingling. Left uncorrected for a long period of time, subluxation causes spinal degeneration in the bones, joints, discs, and surrounding soft tissues in the spine.
Recent research indicates that subluxation can also increase sympathetic stress reactions in the brain and body called "fight or flight" responses. Enduring these sustained "fight or flight" responses can lead to hormonal and emotional imbalances, inflammatory reactions, elevated blood pressure, decreased concentration, poor digestion, sugar and metabolism problems, and even decreased immune function. The effects of stress are responsible for many chronic and degenerative diseases, which seem to be on the rise in our society today.
God designed our bodies such that when there is little to no pressure on the spine and nerve system, we have the innate power to properly function, heal, restore and maintain normal body functions without drugs or surgery. Chiropractic has such a powerful impact because it works with the amazing creation and power that is already in our bodies.
At Inner Harmony Family Chiropractic in Collingwood, you'll benefit from the most current, advanced, and specific chiropractic methodologies to correct subluxation. We base our care recommendations on the principles of Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) and our Chiropractic doctors apply specific spinal adjustments using drop-piece tables, manual, instrument and other low-force techniques. Our chiropractic care is proven to be safe and effective for people of all ages, from infants to seniors. We also embrace and teach natural health principles and practices to keep your mind, soul and body healthy, fit, and purposeful - so you can live a life that is FULL-OUT and realize your innate potential.
Chiropractic restores the movement and function in your spine. While the benefit you notice most quickly is relief from back and neck pain, you may also experience improved organ system function and the disappearance of headaches, numbness, tingling and weakness – to name just a few.
Beyond restoring movement and function in the spine, we work together with patients to correct abnormal curvatures and alignment of the spine using the most advanced chiropractic techniques in the world.
Lifetime wellness care for your spine and nerve system reduces the risk of new or further damage and optimizes your health, healing and performance. Consistently caring for your spine and nerve system is a worthwhile priority for your health. At Inner Harmony Family Chiropractic in Collingwood, you may choose appropriate programs of care for you and your family members to ensure that subluxation acquired during day-to-day stresses gets corrected on a regular basis.