What is Chiropractic Care?

What is Chiropractic Care? I'm sure you have asked yourself that same question.

To begin with, the Practice of Chiropractic is not medicine - it is different.  We, as Chiropractors do not diagnose disease; that is something medical doctors do.  Also, are not trained to practice medicine, medical doctors are.  Likewise, do not treat disease, medicine does.   However, we correct vertebral subluxations; this is something medical doctors are not trained to locate, analyze or correct.  Hence, we are trained to find them.  Henceforth, we do this because vertebral subluxations interfere with the function of the nervous system, thus preventing your body; your entire body; from working up to its fullest potential.

  • vertebral subluxation: vər-ˈtē-brəl sə-ˌblək-ˈsā-shən - Partial dislocation/misalignment of the spinal column

In reality, vertebral subluxations occur in everyone and are detrimental to the health and wellbeing of humans, we encourage you to have your spine checked frequently.

Why is Chiropractic Care Important?

Straight chiropractic supports the vitalistic philosophy of life and health.  It is defined as the science, art, and philosophy of locating, analyzing and correcting vertebral subluxations.

A spinal misalignment, is abnormal, however, most often a correctable condition that interferes with the human body. At Barisch Family Chiropractic, we believe that hands-on Chiropractic Care is paramount to correcting the vertebral subluxations that lead to dysfunctions in the body.

The nervous system:

The human body is able to detect changes.  Not only changes within itself but also changes in the environment. Changes in the external environment are, for example, those of light, temperature, sound, motion, and odor. Internal changes include those in the position of the head and limbs as well as in the organs.  The body will adapt itself to these various changes.

The nervous system is based upon the almost instantaneous transmission of impulses from one region of the body to another like electricity.  In the central nervous system of the human body, a portion of the connections have a dominant role in coordinating information and directing responses. This centralization consists of the brain and spinal cord. Impulses are carried to and from the brain and spinal cord by nerve fibers that make up the peripheral nervous system.

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Advanced Chiropractic Procedures

Chiropractic services at Barisch Family Chiropractic include a variety of advanced hands-on techniques including:

  • Thompson Technique uses a special table with drop-away sections to reduce the amount of energy needed to adjust the spine, thus making things more comfortable for the client.
  • The Toggle Recoil Technique technique is a specific and gentle chiropractic technique used to correct the positioning of the upper cervical vertebra, Atlas (C1) and Axis (C2), without the use of any twisting, bending, or cracking of the neck.
  • The Diversified Technqiue uses spinal exploration to identify the improper position of one or more vertebrae. Then a manual adjustment is used to correct the position of those vertebrae.