Chiropractic care is a total healthcare approach that is focused on the analysis and correction of Vertebral Subluxation. Usually, “symptoms” are the last thing to appear when there is a problem in our bodies. One example of this would be high cholesterol. It is possible to have high cholesterol and not have any symptoms. If you go to your medical doctor and he does a blood test and finds out that you have high cholesterol you are put on cholesterol lowering medicine even if you have no symptoms. Therefore, pain is not a good indicator of how healthy you really are or how well your body is working. What this means is that pain or a symptom is not a good indicator of your state of health. NO PAIN DOES NOT MEAN GOOD HEALTH. IT MEANS NO PAIN!
A Chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which a Chiropractor uses their hands, or a small instrument, and a specialized table to apply controlled pressure to a specific area of the body. Adjustments are highly targeted, and focus on just one vertebra, the bones that make up the spine, at a time. Regular adjustments aim to correct spinal alignment, alleviate pain, and improve the body's efficiency and function.
A common misconception about Chiropractic care is that only people suffering back or neck pain need it, when in fact everyone can benefit from Chiropractic care. Of course, those suffering from back and neck discomfort, joint pain, headaches, or any type of chronic pain can benefit. But Chiropractic care is a holistic and non-pharmaceutical method of working towards wellness, benefiting those who are suffering digestive issues, have problems sleeping, are attempting to lose weight, and so on.
Yes, Chiropractic adjustments are safe when performed by a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic. Chiropractic adjustments have been proven to be a safe and effective treatment for a variety of symptoms.
A primary care healthcare professional that focuses on Vertebral Subluxation correction to allow the patient's body to heal and work at its full potential. Traditional health care focuses on the germs and blood. O'Brien Family Chiropractic in Woodstock produces results by helping your nervous system work the way it should and allows you to be as healthy as you can be. Dr. O'Brien looks for areas of the spine that are misaligned and not functioning properly. These areas of dysfunction are called SUBLUXATIONS. Subluxations put pressure on delicate spinal nerves, which prevent the nerves from functioning properly. After several specialized tests to locate subluxations, specific techniques are used to move the misaligned spinal bone back into proper alignment. This is called a Chiropractic Adjustment.
Chiropractic was founded in 1895 when Dr. D.D. Palmer adjusted Harvey Lillard(a janitor) and by doing so restored his lost hearing. From this Dr. D.D. Palmer surmised that removing interference to the nerves from the brain to the body would allow the human body to do what it does best which is heal itself.
Yes, removing Vertebral Subluxations allows the body to heal itself.
Yes, during pregnancy the body produces a hormone that causes ligaments to relax. This creates conditions for vertebral subluxations occur. Many pregnant women experience back and/or neck pain as a result. This is a time when having a nervous system free of interference is especially important to both Mother and Baby.
Yes, children have spines and taking care of them early in life will help ensure that they have fewer issues as an adult.
All joint spaces have a small amount of gas in them. When you move gas between 2 hard surfaces it can make a sound, just like snapping your fingers.


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