What is Chiropractic?

The chiropractic profession is concerned with strengthening the individual while promoting health and wellness. Biomechanical dysfunction in the body interferes with the ability to fully express maximum health. Vertebral subluxations are a part of improper biomechanics.  


“Chiropractic is concerned with the preservation and restoration of health, and focuses particular attention on the subluxation.”
-The Association of Chiropractic Colleges

What are Misalignments (Subluxations)?

A misalignment, or subluxation, is the dysfunctional relationship of a spinal segment (vertebra) and the surrounding tissues (bones, joints and nerves). Left untreated a subluxated spine can lead to spinal degeneration and contribute to suboptimal health.


“A subluxation is a complex of functional and/or structural and/or pathological articular changes that compromise neural integrity and may influence organ system function and general health. A subluxation is evaluated, diagnosed, and managed through the use of chiropractic procedures based on the best available rational and empirical evidence.”
-The Association of Chiropractic Colleges

What are Atlas Misalignments?

The Atlas (C1) is the first vertebra (bone) in the cervical spine (neck). Chiropractic care with a focus on Atlas misalignments is generally referred to as upper cervical care. Misalignments of the Atlas are significant because the neck is a delicate structure that is highly mobile and thus susceptible to instability. The upper cervical area is sometimes referred to as the communication highway between the brain and body as the brainstem sits inside these bones. Great care, with low force, should be used when treating Atlas misalignments.

Dysfunction from an Atlas misalignment can affect the whole body and contribute to a host of symptoms. Atlas Orthogonal treatments adjust atlas misalignments with an extremely low force chiropractic adjustment. Individual misalignments are identified through in depth X-ray analysis.  Read more about Atlas Orthogonal…

What is Low Force Chiropractic Care?

Low force chiropractic techniques, when done correctly, offer the same benefits of traditional adjusting, but they contain a lot less force and can be significantly more comfortable. Many patients that do not like to be “cracked,” prefer to use low force chiropractic techniques. Atlas Orthogonal and the Activator Method are both considered low force, and they are well suited for children, elderly, and patients with sensitivities or low pain tolerance.  Read more about the Activator Method…

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What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is a wholistic approach to medicine and is seen as a preventative medicine because it focusses on patterns of systemic imbalances in the progression to disease. Our office specifically focuses on the neuroendocrine (brain and hormone) system. The neuro-endocrine system has far reaching affects on overall health. This system can be thrown out of balance through excessive stress, toxins, nutrition deficiencies, behaviors, and lifestyle choices. The symptoms that arise from these systemic imbalances can seem unrelated and be undertreated. 

Functional medicine is used to help patients identify potential imbalances, based on their detailed history, current symptoms, laboratory testing, and evaluation, and then create a treatment plan tailored to each individuals needs. Read more about Functional Medicine…

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