When the spinal bones (vertebrae) become misaligned, they lose their normal mobility which, by the nature of the anatomy of the spinal column, will negatively impact the delicate nervous system tissues that travel through it. The term used to describe this occurrence is VERTEBRAL SUBLUXATION.
Chiropractors are trained to remove or at least alleviate this nerve interference. The chiropractic adjustment uses a specific force in a precise direction that serves to restore normal position and motion to the blocked vertebra.
Chiropractic care is safe, efficient and painless without the use of medications or surgeries.
The chiropractor utilizes various techniques catering to every patient´s individual needs. It is for this reason that patients of all ages with various health conditions (including osteoporosis) can notice significant benefits from this type of care.
Every patient in Dr. McLaren's clinic is adjusted in an individual room ensuring maximum comfort and privacy.
Specialized chiropractic procedures such as static palpation and motion palpation of the vertebral articulations.
Cervical and lumbar articular range of motion.
To detect any problems that may slow down the healing process (such as arthrosis).
Who Can Benefit?
Babies, children and adolescents, adults and seniors, pregnant women and athletes. In short, everyone can benefit from chiropractic.
Many health problems among children and adolescents that are commonly labeled as “growing pains” have their origins in the spinal column. During this age group, the act of carrying heavy school backpacks and sitting in the classroom for long periods are some of the main causes of developing subluxations (displaced vertebras causing an irritation to the spinal nerves). Chiropractic examinations can detect these problems. Corrective adjustments at this age can help to prevent many of the complications seen later in adulthood. During this age group, the act of carrying heavy school backpacks and sitting in the classroom for long periods are some of the main causes of developing subluxations (displaced vertebras causing an irritation to the spinal nerves).
Chiropractic is very beneficial for pregnant women. We all know that the added weight of the fetus can provoke low back pain and sciatica because this increases the susceptibility of developing subluxations. Diminishing the irritation of the spinal nerves in the lumbar region can lead to a healthier and happier pregnancy.
A study by the RAND corporation compared senior citizens who were chiropractic patients to those who were non-chiropractic patients. The study found that the seniors under chiropractic care reported better overall health, fewer symptomatic chronic conditions, fewer days in hospitals and more mobility than the non-chiropractic patients.
There are several techniques available depending on the specific needs of the individual patient. Babies, senior citizens with advanced stages of osteoarthrosis and/or osteoporosis or people with acute pain, for example, receive adjustments with less force.
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