“Chiropractic helps the body and you work better, faster, more efficient; so you can play longer, harder with fewer repercussions. We live in Florida and hate to take a sick day because of pain. If we wanted that we would live up north in the cold. I would rather take the day off at the beach.” -Dr Cathy Moutsopoulos
Chiropractic is the art and science of healing from above, down, inside, out- with a chiropractic adjustment. An adjustment is the treatment for a subluxation. A subluxation is when the bone is out of alignment causing interference in nervous system function. When the spinal bones, called vertebrae, are in proper alignment without nerve interference, it allows the body and brain to communicate and have the body perform at its best optimal potential to function normally, pain free, healthy
Chiropractic Adjustments help to maintain clear communication between the brain and the body and also lead to proper posture which also allows the body to function freely at it best potential.
Just imagine driving around with a flat tire, it will eventually throw off the cars alignment making the car and parts wear out faster. Change the tires, have them balance and aligned regularly and your car will last longer and get you better mileage. You maintain your vehicle so you should also take care of your spine too!
The benefit for you is Pain Relief and Better health. There are 2 parts to the nerve and afferent and efferent branches, sensory and motor. You cannot affect one without affecting the other. So if you feel better with less pain, the branch going to other parts of the body will get better nerve function to also work at its best.
Dr Cathy Moutsopoulos will come up with a customized care plan for you. This is important as not all injuries or mechanisms of injury are not the same and everyone heals at a different rate.
There are 3 phases in the healing process: Acute, Remodeling and Maintenance or Wellness Care. What you can expect is to come in more regularly in the beginning acute phase. As the body heals and holds the adjustments, your number of adjustments in a week and month will decrease in the remodeling phase. As your body learns or re-learns proper alignment and posture, exercises, nutritional advice or lifestyle changes may be discussed. In the last stage- maintenance or wellness care, the body is able to hold the adjustments and the patient can come in once every 3 to 6 weeks. That way, small issues are addressed before they become painful and more expensive problems.
How long or how many adjustments it takes varies from person to person but the average is 9 to 15 visits, sometimes longer depending on the injury, its duration and complicating factors.
Some permanent injuries need continued maintenance care to maintain quality of life. Back pain is the leading cause of disability and chiropractic is a natural, drug free alternative to pain.
- Pain relief in neck, back, hips, shoulders,
- Sciatica Relief
- Alleviates Headaches or dizziness
- Herniated Discs
- Helps with developed sensory problems such as numbness, tingling, burning,
- Muscle spasm/ stiffness relief
- Improved Health
- Improve problems with walking, balance, or muscle weakness
- Mood Enhancement
- Relief from Fatigue or Irritability
- Improved sleep
- Decreased stress
- Improved nerve function
- Rehab muscles from motor vehicle accident
- Improve mobility & Range of motion
- Help you enjoy life again