Pregnancy and Pediatrics
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, they believe there is a 2 way communication between the skin and all organs, glands, and tissue of the body. By stimulating specific points on or just under the skin, qi (chi) is affected and conditions of the above structures can be stopped and reversed bring the patient back to health. Acupuncture can treat the body, mind, and spirit affecting physiological function, pain, and mood.
Today, research in the medical community shows that Acupuncture works by releasing natural endorphins and turning on pain-relieving pathways in the brain to affect the how the brain perceives pain and dysfunction in the body.
Sports Rehab and Sports Performance
Professional teams and athletes alike utilize chiropractic physicians to help them achieve peak performance and maintain during their season. Many of the treatments that professional athletes like Tom Brady, Tiger Woods, and Michael Jordan have utilized with their chiropractors are performed here at Cedar Valley Chiropractic.