About Chiropractic

Chiropractic health care is based on the belief that an innate wisdom (Health) in the body, informs and organizes every aspect of our being. The body is able to heal itself when this wisdom is able to communicate unimpeded throughout the body.

The wisdom of the body is conveyed through the fluids, to each and every cell in the body. The flow of information depends on the proper function of the nerves and alignment of the spine. The nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord, located within the bony protection of the skull and vertebral/spinal column. A small spinal nerve passes between each vertebra from both sides of the spinal cord through the small canals formed by two adjoining vertebra. If the vertebrae are fixed (not moving), compressed or misaligned, there is interference to the normal nerve function, resulting in localized pain and can lead to more systemic problems.

Chiropractors adjust the vertebra restoring alignment to the spine and normal nerve function, this in turn facilitates the ability for the body's wisdom to flow to each and every cell in the body.

Improving the function of the nervous system, in turn, improves the function of all the systems in the body including the digestion, immune, endocrine and respiratory systems. Chiropractic health care helps to improve overall health and well-being.

What to Expect
At the first consultation Dr. Nancy will review your intake form and get a full history of your condition. She will discuss her treatment approach for your condition, and with your consent, begin her examination and treatment. You will most likely change into an examination gown or shorts for the exam and treatment that day, subsequent visits you will most likely wear your normal clothes. Once Dr. Nancy determines the source of your problem, you will lie down on the adjusting table and she will do the necessary treatment.

The first consultation takes up to an hour, subsequent visits are up to a half-an-hour, depending on your condition.

The number of sessions you require depends on your condition; if it is a mild episode and you have been a regular chiropractic patient, it may be resolved quickly with two or three sessions. If you are a first-time, chiropractic patient and your condition is a chronic one that has been developing or persisting over a few years then it will take more sessions to resolve. Many new comers with a recent, mild condition will respond well to twice-weekly sessions for a month.

To find out more about Chiropractic, the training involved and the professional qualification go to the following websites:
www.wfc.org
www.nwhealth.edu
www.chiroweb.com