At Northwood Chiropractic & Wellness our primary form of care is the "Chiropractic Adjustment" or "Spinal Manipulation". By applying a controlled and measured force to the joints the "Chiropractic Adjustment" or "Spinal Manipulation" can remove subluxations, restore joint mobility and position thus eliminating the associated pain and discomfort.
A subluxation is when a joint(s) of the body is restricted in movement and disrupts the nervous system from working properly with the muscle, skin, and bone. The most common indication of a presence of subluxation(s) is in the form of pain and discomfort. Subluxations can be a result of a single traumatic injury like a whiplash injury or a slip and fall. Subluxations can also result from repetitive activities such as improper lifting and poor posture, over an extended period of time.
There is a literal connection between your brain and the entire body. Your brain has to send a signal through the spinal cord and into the nerves which then go to every muscle, tissue and organ of the body. The fascinating thing about the human body is these function-based structures can relay a signal back to the brain. Many people enjoy Chiropractic Care because it improves their sleep, stress, digestion, mobility, strength and overall well-being.
Issues like a slipped disc, in which the shock-absorbent disc that protects the bone above from the bone below has lost its ligamentous integrity and moved out of place. This will place a tremendous amount of stress on the joints and muscles creating a “locked-up” feeling in the affected area. Know that with Chiropractic Care we are ensuring there isn’t undue stress placed on the discs and the tissues located between spinal vertebrae and your nervous system can function properly.
Did you know it takes just 21 days for a joint that isn’t moving to lay down scar tissue? This is the first in the process of developing joint degeneration often seen early on as arthritis or joint stiffness. Please know that arthritis and degeneration is the most common musculoskeletal disease and is not associated with normal ageing. If Dr. Beenken identifies joint degeneration through X-Ray imaging, he will be very open to the expectations of care. Regular chiropractic care can help alleviate the symptoms, improve the range of motion and even reduce the dependency on prescribed medications.
Research shows it's when a joint is moving too much or not moving at all that arthritis and eventual degeneration occur if it isn't addressed and cared for. Routine Chiropractic Care for your spine can help. Think of it like brushing your teeth; individuals who stop brushing on a daily basis will see decay, cavities and other diseases of the mouth. Patients who get adjusted and maintain alignment of their spine and joints on a regular basis are preventing structural and functional issues from occurring.
Chiropractic care has been proven to be both the safest and most effective treatment for many types of conditions. At our office, we offer several different tools to help ease your pain. To speed your recovery, you should avoid activities that make your pain worse. Be sure to take frequent breaks if you have a lot of sedentary activity. Yoga has also been shown to help back pain sufferers so consider joining a class or finding one online.
The "Chiropractic Adjustment" or "Spinal Manipulatoin" can also improve functions of organs and health systems.
At Northwood Chiropractic & Wellness we offer different types of Chiropractic Care plans to fit your needs.