Genesis Anti-Aging & Regen Med — Providing High Quality Chiropractic Care in a Medically Integrated Setting
Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises. In addition, many have training in functional nutrition, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
Doctors of chiropractic may assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine appropriate treatments for patients.
When necessary, our Chiropractic Doctors work closely with our Medical Team and other health professionals at Genesis Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine to create a coordinated treatment plan when a patient’s condition warrants co-management.
What is Chiropractic?
According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, “Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs and surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.”
The Goal of Chiropractic Care
Because chiropractic treatments are primarily applied to the spinal region, many individuals incorrectly assume that chiropractors treat only back and neck ailments. While Chiropractic can quickly and effectively eliminate back and neck pain, it’s not the only goal. The objective is to restore and optimize human health. In fact, according to a statement from The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, “The purpose of chiropractic is to optimize health.”
How Chiropractic Works
You may be wondering… how can the same chiropractic treatment which effectively treats my back pain also optimize my health? The answer can be found by looking into the relationship between the spine and the nervous system.
As you may already know, the nervous system is the master controller of all living cells, tissues and organs; orchestrating and coordinating all cellular functions. The spinal column encases the nervous system (spinal cord and nerve roots) and is responsible for its protection.
Because of this intimate relationship, biomechanical and structural problems in the spinal column can irritate parts of the enclosed nervous system. This irritation can result from noxious inflammatory bio-chemicals released during tissue injury or may result from direct mechanical pressure. In either case, the functioning of the nervous system is negatively influenced as is the functioning of the cells, tissues and organs which are supplied by the affected nerve(s).
The resulting ailment(s) depends on the cells, tissues and organs affected as well as the extent of nervous system compromise.
In short, because the body’s innate recuperative powers are affected by and integrated through the nervous system, correcting spinal abnormalities which irritate the nervous system can lead to a number of favorable results in patients suffering from various, seemingly non-spinal related health conditions.
What Chiropractors Do
Practically speaking, chiropractors are primarily concerned with locating and treating vertebral subluxations.
A vertebral subluxation is a complex of functional and/or structural and/or pathological articular (joint) changes that compromise neural integrity and may influence joint, muscle, organ system function and general health.
Using a number of unique and highly refined skills, the chiropractor checks the patient’s spine for any misalignments, fixations or other abnormalities (vertebral subluxations). If subluxations or other abnormalities are detected, the chiropractor will generally apply a gentle force in a corrective manner to the affected spinal area (Spinal Adjustment). Chiropractors use many specialized techniques to identify and ‘Adjust’ these spinal abnormalities and optimize overall health.
The purpose of the adjustment is to restore spinal joint mobility and improve spinal nerve function by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. A Chiropractic Adjustment of the affected joint and tissue restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.
In addition to spinal adjustment techniques, Chiropractic Doctors may utilize a variety of specialty treatments to support spinal and/or extremity health and often provide dietary and nutritional counseling as a part of their treatment protocols.
What has chiropractic care helped our clients solve?
Neck Pain, Vertigo, Stress, Low Back Pain, Numbness, Tingling, Sports Injuries, Disc Problems, Stiffness, Scoliosis, Knee Injuries, Headaches and Migraines, Dizziness, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Bursitis, Nervousness, Soreness, Whiplash, Hip Pain, Sciatica, Shoulder Pain, Arm or Leg Pain and more.
In addition, short-term and regular chiropractic care has shown a number of benefits including:
- spinal and extremity pain relief
- headache relief
- increased mobility and range of motion
- decreased stiffness and muscular spasms
- arthritic joint pain relief
- increased joint health
- increased performance and energy
- increased sense of well being and relaxation
- increased balance and coordination
- reduced degeneration and risk of injury
- enhanced tissue healing
- decreased tissue inflammation
A growing list of research studies over the last several decades has demonstrated that chiropractic care is both safe and effective. In addition, the evidence strongly supports the natural, whole-body and cost-effective approach of chiropractic care for a variety of conditions.
For more information about Chiropractic Care at Genesis Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine or to book your consultation, call us today at 720-795-7920.