Physical Chiropractic Care
Spinal Adjusting -Adjusting the restrictions and imbalances of the spine is the foundation of what we do. Since every cell in the human body is innervated (controlled by nerves), it makes sense that the function of the spinal column, and the nervous system it houses, is vital for body function. We use gentle, hands-on, diversified adjusting techniques to balance the spine. For those who prefer an even gentler adjustment, we also utilize the Arthro-Stim adjuster . The Arthro- Stim is a hand-held device that administers a gentle tapping force to correct spinal misalignments. This device can also be used directly to the discs of the spine to correct bulging discs.
Headaches, neck pain, shoulder problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, low back pain, disc problems, sciatica, you name it - a chiropractor can help without the use of medications.
In Davenport, IA in 1895, D. D. Palmer adjusted the spine of Harvey Lillard, the first recipient of a chiropractic adjustment. Mr. Lillard was the janitor in Dr. Palmer's building. Mr. Lillard was also deaf. After three upper cervical spinal adjustments, Mr. Lillard's hearing was restored. This began the art and practice of chiropractic.
Every cell in your body is innervated. The brain is the nerve command center for the body, sending and receiving nerve signals to and from the body via the spinal cord. Two nerve roots exit the spine at each level, destination in whatever part of the body, to control the function of that part of the body. For example, the stomach is controlled by nerves from the T2 spinal level, which is located in your upper back.
Administering a chiropractic adjustment to the T2 spinal level helps to improve the function of the stomach. This is called a somato-visceral response. This explains why an upper neck adjustment restored Mr. Lillard's hearing.
Conversely, most stomach ulcer sufferers experience stabbing pain between the shoulder blades, where T2 is located. This is called a viscero-somatic response. The stomach signals to the outside of the body that all is not well with the stomach. The spine, therefore, can be viewed as a mapping to the function of the internal body! Another example of this is low back pain that is experienced by the person with prostate dysfunction.
At Robson Chiropractic, we recognize that the body does the healing, not the doctor. We seek to support the body's natural healing ability, by restoring proper spinal joint motion and function, allowing for proper nerve function throughout the body. With proper nerve function, the body can, and will, heal itself.
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