What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent
recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of
drugs and surgery.
The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between
structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by
the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation
and restoration of health.
What Chiropractors Do
Practically speaking, chiropractors are primarily concerned with
locating and treating vertebral subluxations (nerve impingement
vertebral subluxation is a complex of functional and/or structural
and/or pathological articular (joint) changes that compromise neural
integrity and may influence organ system function and general health.
Using a number of unique and highly refined skills, the chiropractor
checks the patient's spine for any misalignments, fixations or other
abnormalities (vertebral subluxations). If subluxations or other
abnormalities are detected, the chiropractor will generally apply
a gentle force in a corrective manner to the affected spinal area.
Chiropractors use many specialized techniques to identify and treat
these spinal abnormalities and optimize overall health.
In addition to spinal adjustive techniques, soft tissue techniques
such as massage, dietary and nutritional counseling, and lifestyle
modification programs are commonly employed.
How Chiropractors Differ from Medical Doctors
There is a significant and very important difference between the
way chiropractors and medical doctors approach health ailments.
When evaluating and treating patients, chiropractors take a holistic
approach which includes identifying and correcting the cause(s)
of the patient's health ailment.
Correcting the cause of the problem provides significant long-term
benefits over only treating the symptoms.
An Atlas Orthogonal Specialist has specialized, post-graduate training
in the structure, function and biomechanics of the upper cervical
spine. The A. O. Technique (Atlas Orthogonal) is a safe, effective
and gentle program utilizing precision treatment without drugs,
surgery or spinal manipulation.
After a thorough history and examination, Dr. Pinto will seek out
misalignments of the Atlas (the top vertebrae in the cervical spine)
by measuring the length of the patient’s legs. A friend whose a chiropractor in green acres FL, excels greatly with this special technique. Such a misalignment
or subluxation, can cause the body structure to become unbalanced
and result in muscle contractions that result in one leg appearing
to be shorter than the other.
If the spine becomes abnormally curved, even by a small degree,
profound results may occur. If left untreated, the health of the
entire body may be affected. This is especially true when the cervical
spine (neck) is misaligned.
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