Most injuries can be linked to a life time of misuse or tissue injury to the body and its joints. 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.
It is important to note that chiropractors seek the origin of the illness in order to eliminate it, we do not treat the symptoms.
Crossroads Chiropractic & Wellness focus on the disorders of the musculoskeletal system and nervous system and the effects of these disorders on general health. It is also important to note that the nervous system controls the entire body and malfunctioning joints can interfere with the nervous system causing many of the symptoms that plague our community.
Adjustments consists of gentle manipulation to the spine or extremities that restores lost range of motion, removes restrictions within the joint, and restores proper nerve functions. Manipulation has also been shown to stimulate receptors within the joint to decrease pain and relax muscle fibers.
The most important aspect of chiropractic care is that all treatments are done conservatively, and may complement or support medical treatment. Treatment plans require time to allow for the reeducation of your body to adapt to changes and achieve optimum results.