WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?
Most people believe that chiropractors treat back pain and that is true, but there is so much more that chiropractic care can achieve.
Because chiropractors help to remove pressure from the nervous system, they can also influence many other conditions. It is common to hear chiropractic patients say that they came in for back pain and their headaches got better or the numbness and tingling in their feet has healed...
Chiropractic is a profession within the health care field that deals with the neuro-musculoskeletal system of the human body. A chiropractor will diagnose, as well as help prevent, injuries and disorders of the nerves, muscles, and bones. We will diagnose and treat these resultant injuries and disorders.
As would be the case with any other field of care, our patients at the Wellness Center of Franklin receive a thorough consultation including history and examination of their major complaint. After considering possible causes of the patients’ condition a diagnosis is established and a treatment plan is created. Should a patient require treatment outside the scope of chiropractic care, they are referred to the appropriate health specialist.
A concise scientific explanation of chiropractic is that adjustments directly affect musculoskeletal structures by reducing pain and increasing joint motion. Musculoskeletal structures include ligaments, muscles, joints, joint capsules, and surrounding myofascial tissues. Aside from this direct benefit, the autonomic nervous system is indirectly affected by the down regulation of the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight system), and promotion of the para-sympathetic nervous system (rest and repair system).
This is done through the effect that chiropractic adjustments have on joint capsules and the body’s proprioception mechanism (sense of where one is in space), through the mechanoreceptors (provide information regarding mechanical changes within the body), in the joints and periarticular tissues (tissue surrounding the joint).
Are you curious to know if chiropractic is the right treatment for you? Please do not hesitate to call our team of dedicated professionals at the Wellness Center of Franklin. Chiropractic care, coupled with our outstanding caring providers, can produce incredible results. Our providers are here to help, and we look forward to being a part of your healthcare team.