Why Choose Chiropractic Care
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is based on the fact that your body is designed to heal
itself. These important functions are controlled by the brain,
spinal cord, and nerves. The moving bones of the spine protect the
vulnerable communication pathways between the brain and all the organs
of the body (see our nerve chart).
If there is a problem with the spine, it can not only
cause local pain and irritation, but also malfunction of the tissues and
organs throughout the body.
Since the structure of anything determines how it functions, if the
structure of the body isn't right it can't function properly. Dr.
Roger Sperry, Nobel Prize winner for Brain Research, said “better than
90% of the energy output of the brain is used in relating to the physical
body in its gravitational field. The more mechanically distorted
a person is, the less energy available for thinking, metabolism, and healing.”
The treatment of “mechanical distortions” is the expertise of doctors of
chiropractic. The spine is the most common location for “mechanical
distortions,” but they can occur in any joint of the body. That is
why Dr. Gurney treats shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankles, and feet as well as spine.
What is an Adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific force in a
precise direction, applied to a joint that is not moving, moving too much, or not moving properly.
This adds motion to the joint, helping the bones to gradually return to a more normal
position and motion, thereby removing “mechanical distortions.” There
are many ways to adjust the spine. Dr. Paul Gurney uses a variety
of adjusting techniques based on individual need.
When these "mehcanical distortions" occur in a joint they cause pain and inflammation and lead to degenration.
Do I need to see a chiropractor?
Since pain is one of the last things to show up when you have a problem,
it is important to get a check-up even if you are not in pain. Many people go faithfully
to the dentist when their teeth aren't hurting just to catch a cavity before
it starts, yet they only have their spine checked when it hurts.
Like a dental cavity, discovering a spinal problem in the beginning stages
ensures a quicker and more complete recovery.
If you are unsure if chiropractic care would be appropriate for you,
please know that a consultation is always no charge.