When the 24 vertebra (the bones that protect the spinal cord) lose their normal position (subluxation), the delicate tissues surrounding the nerve becomes irritated, compressed or pinched. If an examination reveals subluxations of the spine, Chiropractic adjustments are recommended to help correct this condition. Adjustments are the only form of treatment that can correct this problem. Pain, muscle soreness and joint stiffness are just some of the symptoms caused by subluxations. Pain medications and muscle relaxers only cover up the symptoms and do nothing to correct the underlying problem, the subluxation.
Chiropractic adjustments are used to help restore the proper position of the vertebra restoring proper mobility, while relieving pain and stiffness. Dr. Skaggs uses his hands, applying a quick thrust or sometimes a low constant pressure to restore the proper position of these bones. Sometimes, the doctor uses an instrument to deliver a precise measurable force to the spine or uses a special adjusting table. Whatever the case, the adjustment given is usually gentle and painless.
In conjunction with adjustments, Dr. Skaggs uses other types of adjunctive therapy to strengthening the muscles of the spine or relieving muscle tension and pain. These may include moist heat, ice packs, trigger point therapy, ultrasound with low volt therapy, low level laser therapy or interferential therapy. Headaches, migraines, back pain, low back pain, neck pain may all be based on a vertebra being out of place.
Our bodies are made up of billions of living cells that are organized into tissues, organs, and systems. They work together in a synchronized harmonious way to create a living being, the human body. The brain controls the synchronization and communicates to the body via the nervous system. A subluxation is a misalignment of one or more vertebrae of the spinal column, and can cause an alteration in the nerve functions and interferes with the transmission of nerve impulses resulting in a decreased signal from the brain to a cell, tissue, organs or a system. In simple terms, the inability of the innate to express its maximum health potential.
This complex may include all or any combination of the following possibilities:
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