Chiropractic care, in its modern form was developed by D.D. Palmer in 1890. However, many of its foundational principles go back centuries. At its core, chiropractic is devoted to removing nerve irritation from disrupting the body’s ability to function normally. This is done with the spinal adjustment. Spinal dysfunction can manifest itself in any number of ways, but, the most common symptom is pain. Chiropractic treats neck and back pain most often and most effectively, however, its benefits go beyond simply treating pain.
It is the philosophy at ClearWater Chiropractic, which is located in Eau Claire Wisconsin, that health is more than just being pain-free. One’s quality of life goes beyond being sick or being well, it is about living as healthy and active life as possible. For that reason we offer nutritional counseling, strengthening/stabilization exercises to maximize the effects of chiropractic treatment and help our patients achieve the best health possible.
How Can Chiropractic Help Me?
Every person is unique. The health issues and problems faced by each individual is unique. The human body is a complex and wonderful creation. The body may seem like a number of different parts fit together each with its own purpose, however, all parts are interconnected. The system governing those parts is the nervous system. Nerves come from the brain, through the spinal cord, then out of the spine powering the entire body. If those nerves are irritated any number of symptoms can arise, not just pain. At ClearWater Chiropractic our approach is to treat the whole person not just pain.
What is an Adjustment?
After the dysfunctional vertebrae are identified, chiropractors physically move the vertebrae to restore proper motion and freeing up restriction. Adjustments are most commonly performed by hand; this involves a fast, therapeutic push into the dysfunctional joint. Though sometimes the doctor may use other adjusting methods such as slow sustained joint stretching or using any number of adjusting tools. How the doctor adjusts you depends on your specific needs, there is no one-size-fits-all approach used in this clinic, each patient has their own treatment plan and goals.
Is Chiropractic Safe?
The safety and effectiveness of Chiropractic has been evaluated and reevaluated and consistently chiropractic had been shown to be extremely safe and effective. The most common adverse reaction to adjustments is soreness, however, it is mild in nature and a vast majority of these cases go resolve after a short time. When the incidence of serious complications from chiropractic is compared to that of prescription drugs or spinal surgical procedures, the safest of these is chiropractic. Chiropractors are well trained professionals who undergo four years of education beyond undergraduate schooling and must pass a series of board examinations before practicing. The health and safety of our patients is our first priority, you can be assured we take every precaution to keep minimize risks.
What Ages Benefit Most From Chiropractic?
Any age groups can benefit from chiropractic care. Different ages have different unique needs but all can benefit from chiropractic.
Infancy and Childhood… is a point in our lives where falls and accidents can have lasting consequences. Even before birth, in the womb, a tremendous amount of stress is put on a child’s still forming spine. The stress is added to during the birthing process, where even normal birth can be an incredibly traumatic event. With the help of chiropractic newborns begin life with a solid foundation from which to sprout. As one transitions from infancy through childhood chiropractic alleviates problems caused by the thousands of bumps, and falls that are a part of growing up and learning to walk. Chiropractic also helps to strengthen the immune system which is essential to preventative wellness.
Adulthood: Many experience aches and pains caused by normal daily life; pregnancy, sports injuries, car accidents, and physical labor resulting in spinal trauma. Physical changes and overexertion force us to listen to the aches and pains we may have ignored while we were younger. As activities begin to take on a new importance and relevance, Chiropractic can help restore the body to its optimal function allowing you to be at your healthiest and most active to more fully enjoy time with your family and friends. Regular chiropractic provides relief from everyday aches and pains to help keep you functioning at optimal capacity.
Mature Years: Chiropractic care in the later years of life can have tremendous benefit for the elderly. Often times at this stage in life wear and tear over the course of one’s lifetime can profoundly affect the individual’s quality of life. Chiropractic care with nutritional support can mitigate the effects of common conditions such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and fatigue. Chiropractic removes restriction from joints keeping them functioning at their best, letting the individual to fully enjoy life.
If You Have Any Other Questions Please Contact Us At: Phone: (715) 831-2111