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Chiropractic Care
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Chiropractic care is a patient-centered, hands-on approach to health and well that involves improving and optimizing your body's function through structural corrections to restore function and balance to the nervous system. A chiropractor uses case history, physical examination, and perhaps laboratory testing or X-rays to evaluate your current health status. In addition, the chiropractor will focus on a structural examination of your spine and extremities.

 

A common misconception is that chiropractors work only with bones and joints, but we really are doctors of the nervous system. Running through the bones of your back, or vertebrae, is your spinal cord. The spinal cord is vital to the body because it allows signals from the master control center, the brain, to reach all the tissues in the body and for the body to send signals back to the brain. Those signals allow the brain to know how things are functioning in the body or if there is a problem.

 

As most people are aware, this nervous tissue is vitally important with dire consequences such as paralysis or even death resulting from damage to your spinal cord. Coming off of your spinal cord are many nerves that pass through the vertebrae and travel throughout the body, branching into smaller nerves as they go to reach even the tip of your toes. These nerves are responsible for controlling everything from digestion and breathing to muscle movement. Your body also uses these nerves as a communication system, sending messages back and forth from different areas of your body back to your spinal cord and up to the brain. The same works the other way around.

 

Sometimes the bones in your back that protect the nerves can become slightly misaligned and stuck into position. This results inflammation in the area and leads to irritation and compression of the nerves. When this happens, the delicate nerve tissue that sends signals to and from the brain has difficulty relaying the signals properly. Chiropractors refer to this as a subluxation. Imagine the telephone game that you played as a child where you told someone a phrase, they passed it on over and over, and finally the message that was received by the last person differed greatly from the original one you started! Imagine that happening all over your body and you can imagine that problems will result.

 

Nerve interference or subluxation can manifest as an array of symptoms. Most of the general public thinks of pain, but really pain only accounts for about 10% of the nervous systems function. Remember how we talked about the nerves controlling everything? Because of that, really any symptom may be caused by nerve interference.

 

We hope that we can be your choice of chiropractors in Brandon, SD!

Chiropractic is a healing art. Just as some artists use paint, clay, wood or stone; chiropractors utilize different techniques to help restore and optimize your body's healing abilites.

 

Techniques Utilized:

Gonstead:  We are one of the few clinics in the area that can utilize the Gonstead technique. Gonstead is a hands on, specific technique utilizing adjustment in a cervical chair and involves side posture adjusting. The determination of where to adjust involves static and motion palpation, instrumentation that will detect temperature differentials along the spine and may involve the utilization of x-ray findings. This is a great technique for those patients that enjoy feeling and hearing the adjustment occur. 

 

Diversified:  Diversified is the most commonly utilized technique in the chiropractic profession. Neck adjustments may be performed face up or face down with the head turned. The determination of where to adjust involves static and motion palpation. Like Gonstead, this technique is ideal for those that enjoy to feel and hear their adjustment.

 

Thompson:  Thompson technique involves using a piece in the table that drops away during the adjustment. The table is drops are specifically adjusted to the weight of your body. This allows the table to do the majority of the adjustment. The determination of where to adjust involves leg checks and static palpation. This is a low force, gentle technique. It is ideal for the elderly and patients who are uncomfortable with their necks being touched or that do not like to hear or feel the adjustment.

 

Activator:  Activator is a technique that utilizes an instrument to perform the adjustments. The determination of where to adjust involves leg and pressure checks. This technique is very gentle and ideal for the elderly and patients who do not like to hear or feel their adjustments.

Individualized, Specific Chiropractic Care

Besides the chiropractic adjustment, one of the most exciting things that we offer our patients is an objective thermal scan to show you exactly where nerve interference is occuring. It also allows us to track how well your care is progressing. Its a good measure of how your body and nervous system are communicating!

 

Below is an example of one of our scans. We want to be your chiropractor in Brandon so that we can give you the most specific chiropractic care available.

"Look well to the spine for the cause of disease."~Hippocrates

 

 

To adjust the subluxation, is to advance mankind, step up his efficiency, increase his ability, make him more natural and more at peace within himself; for all things are possible to him whose body equal his innate. ~BJ Palmer

 

 

Chiropractic is specific or it is nothing.

 

The power that made the body is the same power that heals the body.

 

 

We never know how far reaching something we may think say or do today may affect the lives of millions tomorrow.

You experience and express your life through your nerve system. It happens no other way.

 

 

What GREATER possession do you have than health, life, happiness, well being, and enjoying life?

 

 

The chiropractor does not add anything to or subtract anything from the body to help bring about health.           

 

Lying within us is an Innate Intelligence

             Innate is God in human beings

                        is good in human beings

                        is life in human beings  

                        is health in human beings             

 

True birth into the art of living occurs when the individual realizes and accepts the responsibility for being.-Virgil Strang DC

 

First choice of chiropractor in Brandon, SD!

First choice of chiropractor in Brandon, SD!

First choice of chiropractor in Brandon, SD!

First choice of chiropractor in Brandon, SD!