July ::  2012 Issue


Dear Patient and Friend,   


No doubt when you go to any of your assorted doctors and health advisors, on occasion he or she uses a term you are unfamiliar with or do not understand. So it goes with your chiropractor, who is trained in a very special and unique healing art that differs from anything else available, and because of that, the terminology a chiropractor uses is also different from what you may have heard your doctors say before.

 One of the words you may have heard your chiropractor use is the word “subluxation”(pronounced sub – luck – say’ – shun), a technical term that describes the main problem a chiropractor looks for and aims to correct. When a bone in your spine goes out of position and disturbs the nerves it’s supposed to protect, it’s called a subluxation, and while it causes many health conditions and problems, no other kind of doctor has the tools for finding and correcting it.

 That’s why developing a relationship between your family and the chiropractor of your choice is so vital – if no one else fixes this problem, and so many people have it, only a chiropractor can advise you and care for you properly.

 A subluxation prevents normal healing and body function by disrupting the control mechanism of your body. The brain uses the nerves like wires; to connect to all your body parts, and if anything interferes with that control, your body parts don’t know what to do and can’t work properly. This direction from the brain is responsible for regulating your body and healing it when it needs repair, which is the reason why chiropractic care has such far-reaching effects on our health and wellness – it helps the body to work better overall, so all of the various body parts are brought into harmony with all the other parts, which leads to not only healing any problems, but better health in general.

 How do you know if you have a subluxation? Well, you don’t – sometimes they cause overt symptoms, like pain or illness, and frankly, sometimes they don’t. Like diabetes, heart disease and cancer, often the early stages of subluxation have no tell-tale signs whatsoever.

 That’s why it’s so important to get periodic chiropractic examinations for yourself and your family, even if you’re feeling fine – an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.