Since its beginning, chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that the nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. The spinal cord, which allows the brain to communicate with every part of the body, is covered by 24 moving vertebrae. This movement, although beneficial, creates vulnerability to the nervous system. When the vertebral bones lose their normal motion, or position, they disrupt the function of nerves that travel to tissues or organs within the body. In chiropractic, this is called a Vertebral Subluxation.
The chiropractic theory is that sub-lux-ations are due to stress, trauma and poisons within the body causing function to diminish to the areas where the nervous system is compromised. Once subluxations are treated, the body can reach its optimal wellness. The nervous system is a life source for the body but when diminished, it creates negative patterns of response. With each chiropractic adjustment the life force returns and health of the patient is restored.
Chiropractic is considered an alternative form of healthcare because it uses no drugs or surgery to heal the body. Instead, chiropractic care consists of spinal adjustments, muscle stretching, rehabilitation, and physical therapeutics such as ultrasound, ice, and muscle stimulation administered by a chiropractor.
CONDITIONS TREATED WITH CHIROPRACTIC CARE
When most people think about chiropractic care, they associate it with low back pain, neck pain after a car accident or work injury, and headaches. These are, in fact, the most common reasons people seek care from a chiropractor. Also, most research that has been conducted on chiropractic treatment has been on its effectiveness for the treatment of these conditions.
However, chiropractic care can be used for a wide variety of joint related problems and conditions including:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Pinched nerve
- Scoliosis, Posture screening
- Plantar fasciitis
- Upper, Middle or Low Back Pain
- Neck Pain & Stiffness
- Shoulder Pain
- Numbness or tingling in arms or hands
- Tingling or Numbness in thigh, legs or feet
- Disc problems
- TMJ or Temporomandibular joint of jaw
- Extremity Pain (Arm or Leg)
- Hip or pelvic
- Sacroiliac pain
- Arthritis or degenerative joints in spine
- Posture improvement - Orthotics
- Text neck in teens or adolescents
As a public service to our community, we offer a Free Consultation with Dr. Baird should you have questions about whether we can help your particular condition or not. Our office also offers same-day appointment times for those patients who have urgent or immediate needs.
Call (618) 656-6565 today. Your path to wellness begins here.
GENTLE CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS & TRADITIONAL ADJUSTMENTS
There are many types of chiropractic adjustments. Dr. Curtis Baird utilizes both traditional chiropractic adjustments and newer, more gentle, chiropractic adjustments. With traditional chiropractic adjustments, there is often some bending or twisting of the spine, and often a slight noise like a pop heard. Other techniques that Dr. Baird uses are more gentle, require no twisting, and no popping is heard. These gentle adjustments provide the same relief, but there is often less soreness after the treatment. These gentle adjustments are especially good for people in severe pain, people nervous about being adjusted, and people with conditions such as fibromylagia, severe arthritis and osteoporosis.