What is Chiropractic?

The word chiropractic stems from ancient Greek times.Hippocrates believed that the spine and its proper alignment greatly affected the health of an individual.Chiropractic means ‘done by hand’ as this is how Chiropractors manually adjust the spine and other joints in the body. Your body’s nerves are contained within the spinal cord and give signals to the network of nerves within the rest of the body. Chiropractors treat musculoskeletal problems by removing structural and postural imbalances and restoring proper movement of joints through adjustments and mobilizations.Most people know that Chiropractors can treat neck and back pain. However, we can also treat hard and soft tissue problems, headache, strains and sprains, whiplash and injuries. Chiropractic adjustments can alleviate many secondary or referring sources of pain that arise from issues with the musculoskeletal structures. Best of all, chiropractic care is safe, non-invasive and drug free.Chiropractors manually adjust joints and the vertebrae of the spine to correct misalignments and to remove structural imbalances. By removing interruptions of the signals down your spinal cord, your network of nerves can function properly, allowing the body to heal itself and perform properly.

When the vertebras in your spine become misaligned, they can put pressure on your nerves and interrupt the messages sent from your brain. Pain is often the result as pressure is put on the nerves. If left untreated, this can lead to issues with your blood vessels, discs, muscles and more. Misalignment can happen as a result of daily movement, injury, poor posture and other reasons. The result is improper alignment and a systemic effect from the central nervous system to joints and muscles. Chiropractors are specially trained to manually adjust the vertebrae of the spine to relieve pain and restore normal functions.

 

When you visit Pinnacle Performance Therapies, you will meet with Dr. Furman and
discuss your current condition, your health history and your performance goals. A
physical exam will be performed to assess your condition and X-rays may be necessary. At that point, options for health and healing will be discussed and a specific plan of action will be suggested to meet your needs and improve your physical condition.

The sooner you visit Pinnacle Performance, the sooner you can get back on track to feel better and live pain free. Give us a call today to begin your path to wellness.