What Does A Chiropractor Do?
Do you know what a chiropractor does? We have heard from many patients in our office that there is a lot of confusion around chiropractic and the industry as a whole has muddied the waters on this a bit.
Does it involve physical therapy?
Does it go with acupuncture?
Does it involve diet and nutrition?
While chiropractors are knowledgeable on some or all of the things listed above, that is not PURE chiropractic. As we start the new year, we are backing up to the basics of chiropractic so that you can see what we do in our office and why we do it the way we do.
Back to the Beginnings
Starting with some background, chiropractic was founded in 1895 in Davenport, Iowa by D.D. Palmer. Over the last 120 years, people have found that it can be effective for a variety of ailments and originally that is why they sought it out. Over time, due to the insurance industry and their reimbursement structures, it became pegged as a pain relief method even though it can be beneficial in restoring the overall function of the body and providing relief and the ability to heal from a wide variety of health concerns.
Chiropractors and subluxations
Chiropractors are educated, skilled and trained to find subluxations. A subluxation is where a vertebra is slightly displaced in relation to the one above and below which then causes an interference of the corresponding nerve to fire at it’s best potential. The chiropractor’s ability to find these subluxations would be similar to a dentist looking for a cavity. Chiropractors through the years have developed a variety of different techniques to remove these subluxations which restores the effectiveness of the nerve firing. If you have been to more than one chiropractor, you have probably noticed they may practice a bit differently than each other. While this diversity makes the profession unique and special, it can be confusing to patients who are expecting the same process at each office.
What’s Our Focus
At our office, we emphasize this removal of subluxation exclusively. The importance of this can get lost in the midst of all of the other options that are offered at other offices. Our process is designed to find the very specific subluxation, which is interfering in how the neurology is functioning, and remove it through an adjustment.
While many services provided by other offices aren’t necessarily ineffective in helping people, we have found that specific subluxation removal through an adjustment happens to be the most effective way of helping people restore function to the body.
If you have any questions regarding our process or a specific health concern, please give us a call at (402) 590-2199 or request an appointment to schedule a time to speak with Dr. Todd.