chiropractors have known that physical, biochemical, nutritional and
emotional factors play an important role in the body's health and
that a spine in proper alignment coupled with proper nutrition, exercise
and positive mental attitude allow the free flow of innate nerve energy
to help maintain maximal health. Chiropractors have also realized
that a well adjusted healthy individual will have a more powerful
immune system in order to more effectively fight the constant onslaught
of viruses, infectious diseases and bacteria, as well as diminish
the pain and debilitation of arthritis and other chronic disorders.
For over 100 years chiropractic, a natural method of health restoration
and maintenance, has proven to be effective in rapidly returning patients
to health when they are injured more quickly than crisis oriented
What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic care is based on the fact that the human body has innate
self-regulating, self-healing mechanisms as controlled by the brain,
spinal cord and all the nerves of the body. As the skull protects
the brain, the articulating bones in the spine protect the communicating
nerves from the spinal cord out to all the structures. If there
is a malfunction of a bony segment causing impairment in the nervous
system, it can lead to malfunction of the tissues and organs throughout
the body as well as pain. Chiropractors call this a subluxation
complex. Chiropractic is the art science and philosophy of locating
these subluxations and reducing them so as to enhance the body's
innate functioning systems.
How are chiropractors
educated? Today's doctor of chiropractic is well educated. The
chiropractor needs to complete similar pre-med requisites as required
by most medical schools. Special attention is paid to diagnosis,
anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, biomechanics, x-ray and
specific spinal adjusting techniques. A doctor of chiropractic needs
to first pass a national board examination and, if successful, continues
on to take state board examinations in order to be granted the privilege
to practice. After licensure, the chiropractic education continues
with post-graduate requirements in order to renew the license and
remain current on the latest scientific research.
chiropractic work? Chiropractic works by restoring your own
innate ability to be healthy. All structures in the body are designed
to resist disease and heal themselves. With improved spinal function
there is often improved nervous system function. By removing any
disruption of transmission of necessary nerve impulses, chiropractic
can have a positive effect on many health conditions not normally
thought of as "back" problems.
A study conducted by the government of New Zealand stated that chiropractic
care is "remarkably safe." Chiropractic as a natural approach
to increased health has been proven safe and effective. Chiropractic
has an excellent safety record as it avoids invasive procedures
or addictive drugs. The information gathered by Dr. Rosner through
a thorough case history, examination and limited specific x-rays,
if indicated, will reveal areas of the spine that may be causing
nervous system malfunction. This information will be used to determine
the most effective course of treatment.
What is a
chiropractic adjustment? A chiropractic adjustment is the developed
skill of using a specific force in a precise direction applied to
a vertebral segment that is fixated, "locked up" or simply
not moving properly. The purpose of this safe natural procedure
is to improve the integrity of the spine, thereby enhancing nervous
system function and eventually health benefit. There are different
adjusting methods within the chiropractic profession. Dr. Rosner
uses a combination of Gonstead, Palmer and diversified techniques
coupled with adjunctive physical therapy to help prepare and relax
the spine for the corrective chiropractic manipulation.
What if I
have a chiropractor that I have seen before? Dr. Rosner will
make every attempt to contact your prior chiropractor for clues
and insights into adjusting techniques that have been successful
in the past. The more information that Dr. Rosner can gather from
your condition, the better and more effective is the treatment.
Make sure to bring all prior chiropractic information with you to
facilitate contacting your previous treating doctor.
Do I have
a pinched nerve? Researchers have suggested that only 10% to
15% of spinal problems are actually caused by direct pressure of
a bone on a nerve. Most often, nerves are irritated by increased
inflammation in the immediate area that may be caused by a loss
of spinal curve or malfunctioning vertebral segments. Actual trauma
to the spine as well as emotional tension and/or chemical toxins
can affect the spinal cord and associated nerves exiting from the
Do I have
a slipped disc? The term "slipped disc" actually is
a misnomer. In all actuality, a disc cannot slip. The disc is a
cushioning pad of cartilage that acts as a shock absorber and is
located between the vertebral segments. A gelatinous center is contained
by outer layers of fibrous tissue as the disc. This can be imagined
as an apple turnover with chunks of apple inside. If there is an
injury to the spine, the disc can tear, bulge, herniate or rupture.
This is when the soft contents of the disc leaks out of the disc
itself putting pressure on nerve roots and spinal cord. For over
100 years, many patients have been able to avoid unnecessary surgery
as well as drug dependency. Chiropractic adjustments may help the
injured segments to maintain existing range of motion and heal as
effectively as possible without surgical intervention while promoting
acceptable long-lasting results.
Can I adjust
myself? Many times it is possible to twist and turn in a certain
direction to create a popping sound in the spine. Often this type
of manipulation does not completely correct the misaligned segment.
Repeated self-adjusting can also create a chronic irritation as
well as accelerated wear and tear on the affected spinal segments.
Dr. Rosner seeks adjustments from his colleagues often in order
to restore and maintain his own proper spinal function and integrity.
need chiropractic care? Chiropractic adjusting procedures are
modified to a child's smaller anatomy. Significant spinal trauma
can occur as early as birth and it is wise for parents to have their
newborns checked by a chiropractor for vertebral subluxations. The
everyday business of being a child can also create spinal problems
that the parent should be sensitive to. It is not wise to label
all childhood pains as "growing pains." Regular chiropractic
checkups often can identify problems and correct them to hopefully
avoid problems in the future. Dr. Rosner has adjusted many infants
throughout the course of his career. Needless to say, these adjustments
are extremely gentle and specific.
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