What is Chiropractic?

According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, “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.”

The Goal of Chiropractic

Because chiropractic treatments are primarily applied to the spinal region, many individuals incorrectly assume that chiropractors treat only back and neck ailments. While we do quickly and effectively eliminate back and neck pain, it’s not the only goal. The objective is to restore and optimize human health. In fact, according to a statement from The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, “The purpose of chiropractic is to optimize health.”

How Chiropractic Works

You may be wondering… how can the same chiropractic treatment which effectively treats my back pain also optimize my health? The answer can be found by looking into the relationship between the spine and the nervous system.

As you may already know, the nervous system is the master controller of all living cells, tissues and organs; orchestrating and coordinating all cellular functions. The spinal column encases the nervous system (spinal cord and nerve roots) and is responsible for its protection.

 

How Chiropractic Differs

 

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. In contrast, the medical approach tends to focus more on the treating the symptoms of a condition rather than focusing primarily on the actual cause(s).

 

The Benefits of Chiropractic

 

Short-term and regular chiropractic care has a number of benefits including:

 

  • spinal and extremity pain relief

  • headache relief

  • increased mobility and range of motion

  • decreased stiffness and muscular spasms

  • arthritic joint pain relief

  • increased joint health

  • increased performance and energy

  • increased sense of well being and relaxation

  • increased balance and coordination

  • reduced degeneration and risk of injury

  • enhanced tissue healing

  • decreased tissue inflammation

ABOUT ESTES

Estes Chiropractic Center is a full-service chiropractic office that wants you to imagine life without pain. You do not have to live in pain.

 

At Estes Chiropractic Center we focus on patient needs. As a leader in the chiropractic industry we set the standard for quality customer service while providing the best in chiropractic care.

The Estes Chiropractic Center is open 50 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Dr. Kelly Estes and Dr. Kevin Estes take their own Video and Standard X-Rays and personally explain these tests in a one-on-one private consultation.

We believe God designed an incredible body and trust that each patient is well aware of his or her own needs. We make recommendations, but we don't dictate how our patients utilize Chiropractic Care. We see it as our responsibility to educate you about your condition and work together with you to regain and improve your health.

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