What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic care benefits all aspects of your body's ability to be healthy and function better. This is accomplished by working with the nervous system, which is the communication system between your brain and body. Doctors of Chiropractic work to correct spinal, pelvic and cranial misalignments (subluxations). These misalignments can be caused by physical, emotional and chemical stressors in your daily life. When misaligned, these structures create an imbalance and inflammatory response in surrounding muscles and ligaments. Additionally, these misalignments cause stress on the nervous system, which causes a stress response in our body, which affects the body's ability to function optimally.
The Nervous System
The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. The brain is divided into sections and stores and receives enormous quantities of information. This information needs a way to get in and out. Nerves provide a pathway for this information to travel, and the spinal cord is made up of bundles of these nerves. The spine both houses and protects the spinal cord. Since your nerve system coordinates and controls every tissue, cell, and organ in your body, it is important to make sure that it is working at its optimum.
Nerve dysfunction can result from physical, emotional and chemical stresses such as the birth process, poor diet, poor posture, emotional strain, car wrecks, falls, etc. Our environment and lifestyle overwhelm our bodies causing them to adapt to a sickly, dis-eased state. Regular chiropractic adjustments removing nerve dysfunction, can help break that pattern and allow you to more fully experience well-being. As Doctors of Chiropractic, we are trained to locate the source of the interference (subluxation) — which may be far from the actual location where the symptoms are occurring — and then adjust the body and allow it to heal on its own.
Why we're different.
Dr. Poulos uses a "whole person approach." This approach to wellness involves looking for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and making whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would optimize the conditions for normal function.