What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Who performs chiropractic?
From the American Chiropractic Association:
Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling. The Chiropractors at Sycamore Integrated Health are Dr. Zac Sheedy and Dr. Morgan Sheedy.
How does chiropractic differ from other forms of health care?
What makes the chiropractor unique is that we mainly treat the central nervous system via adjusting the spinal joints. The nervous system regulates all functions of your body. So, controlling the nervous system is one of the most profound treatments available.
Your Chiropractor will realign the spinal joints and extremity joints and witness first hand the benefits of the manipulation procedure. Regardless of the philosophy, science, and rationale to a chiropractor’s decision to adjust the spine, the outcome is most often highly beneficial to the patient and with very low risk.
How does chiropractic work?
There have been research studies showing the multitude of benefits of spinal manipulation for certain conditions, and along with the studies comes many opinions on why chiropractic therapy works.
The neurological wiring of the nervous system is affected by chiropractic adjustments due to the relationship of the wiring of the joint and the central nervous system. It is like a house on a circuit breaker. If all of your kitchen appliances are wired together, and when one overloads the system, the others in the system will fail as well. At Sycamore Integrated Health, we will take the time to discuss your condition and answer any questions you may have.