The philosophy of chiropractic is that health comes from within the body, not from the outside. It is the innate, or inborn intelligence of our bodies, that does the healing.
The good news is that Dr. Kelly is an expert at finding areas of the spine suffering from these vertebral subluxations and reversing their effects. Once the chiropractic correction begins, the functions of all the life support systems of the body can improve on every level, including improvement of the health of spinal muscles, ligaments, and discs, improvement of posture and balance, and increased organ and tissue health.
Dr. Kelly will then explain your problem, tell you whether or not she feels chiropractic care is indicated, and an appropriate treatment plan will be recommended.
Then, gentle manipulation (or adjustments) to spinal or extremity joints are performed. Physio-therapy such as Electrical Muscle Stimulation, Cryotherapy, Kinesio Taping or Intersegmental mobilization may also be used.
In addition, massage can stretch tight muscles and personalized postural exercises retrain poor patterns of body motion.
Most people report greater flexibility following an adjustment. A spinal adjustment performed by Dr. Kelly is extremely safe.
Research shows: A bad disc doen’t always mean back surgery.
Chiropractors focus on proper function of posture and the spine, nerves, muscles and ligaments, so the first thing evaluated is evidence of serious trauma such as fractures, etc.
Because the symptoms from a soft tissue injury may not show up until 3-7 days after the trauma, a thorough chiropractic examination is very important. Pain changes how a body moves, therefore after the initial pain improves, the body may adapt to moving differently.
Pain medication and muscle relaxers can mask the pain, but unless normal motion is restored, body motion will be unbalanced. Left untreated, the body adapts to the unbalanced pattern of motion, creating a chronic problem.
Chiropractic adjustments promote full range joint motion, stretch overly tight muscles, work underused muscles, and reduce stress from overused tissues.
Athletes cannot perform at peak ability unless they can move fully, with proper muscle balance and control.