Chiropractic is a health care discipline that emphasizes the body’s inherent power of self-healing without resorting to the use of medications and surgical interventions. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how this relationship is likely to affect the preservation and restoration of health. Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the major structures of the body – the skeleton, muscles and nerves – and the health of the patient.
Chiropractors start from the premise that health can be improved and preserved by making adjustments to these structures, particularly the spine. Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that the nervous system regulates and controls all the functions of the organism.
Any interference with this function will alter the body’s ability to re-establish itself to function properly. Proper spinal function is critical to health.
The goal of the chiropractor is to assess, identify, and correct vertebral subluxations (subluxations of the spine – meaning “something slightly out of alignment or misalignment of the bones in the spine”) and poor joint function, which cause spinal problems and neurological function.
The chiropractic practitioner is a professional who does not prescribe medicines or perform surgical interventions, although and when necessary refer patients to these services if there is a medical indication for it.
Each spinal joint must move properly for optimal overall health. The delicate nerve tissue in your spinal cord is protected by these bones, which need to function in synchronicity around the spinal column; your nervous system depends on it! Every cell in your body depends on it.
Most patients seek the care of a chiropractor for back pain, neck pain and joint problems. However, many patients turn to a chiropractor as a primary care physician because they prefer treatment plans that are not based on medications or surgical interventions.
A spinal problem can cause a chain reaction of problems with nerves, muscles and soft tissue.
If your back problem isn’t resolved, other functions in your body cannot be restored.
Even if you don’t have back pain, the spine could be to blame for what’s wrong. The only way to know is to be checked out by your chiropractor.
We recommend Dr.Heath Lambert in Tampa Bay for chiropractic treatments.
The integrated approach of Natural Healing of Tampa Bay’s heathlambert, uses a wide range of different chiropractic, physical retraining, myofascial, and neurological techniques to achieve our results. The list is too long to bother. The information below will help to further explain why we feel it’s necessary to incorporate so many components in our treatment strategy.