What Is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic, also known as chiropractic care, is a health discipline that seeks to prevent and treat health problems by using spinal adjustments in order to correct misalignments, or subluxations. The brain and nervous system control and coordinate all the body’s functions in part through nerve branches that exit from the spinal cord between the vertebrae. Slight spinal misalignments are said to interfere with the function of the nerve as it exits the vertebral foramina, thereby reducing neuronal input to the end organ. The result of this can cause a lowered immune system (ie more susceptible to colds and illnesses), reduced mobility, and pain. Chiropractors were the first to infer a causal relationship between nerve interference or compression at the spine and subsequent problems in more distant parts or organ systems regulated by the nerve.
Chiropractic care focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects these disorders have on the function of the nervous system and general health. Chiropractic treatments allows for the full development of the body’s own ability to heal and we are responsible for facilitating and expediting that healing process to occur. By utilizing multiple chiropractic techniques, we are capable of implementing individualized treatment programs that cater to the needs of every patient that walks through our door.
Reasons to Seek Out A Chiropractor
There are many reasons to consult a Chiropractor at Vitality Clinic. The following are some of the most common complaints treated by Drs. Serné and Tisshaw:
symptoms associated with sciatic nerve pain
leg length discrepancies
degenerative joint disease
foot and knee pain
pain or dysfunction during pregnancy
prevention and maintenance
lowered immune system
Services provided by Drs. Serné and Tisshaw include:
• Chiropractic adjustments (HVLA manual, Activator, Hill drop table, muscle release)
• SEMG (Muscle scans demonstrates muscular imbalances and asymmetries)
• Postural corrections
• Performance enhancement
• Soft tissue (muscle) work (ART. myofascial release technique, “strip and bow”, “pin and stretch”)
• Rehabilitation of injuries
• Ultrasound, TENS, Interferential Current (IFC,) High Volt, Pre-Modulated Current, Electrical Muscle Stim
• Sports Injury Taping
• Individualized Core Exercise Programs
• Nutritional advice
• Gait analysis