What are we?

We only get one set of them.

We rarely clean them.

We use them every day.

They protect us from harm.

They help us to run.

Humming Birds help to clean them.

They help us to swim.

We help them when we sleep.

We need them to grow tall.

We need them to pick things off the floor.

People with bad ones get dizzy.

When we mis-shape, your legs hurt.

We’re made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments, joints, and fibrous tissues.

What are we?

Your Spine

We are your spine. Your spine houses your spinal cord. The spinal cord transports messages from your brain out the nerves and back to the brain from each side of your vertebra. Those nerves control everything in your body. Nerves exit through openings between each of the  bones in you spine and control the sensory and motor function where those nerves go to. If your spine is misaligned, these bones put pressure on the nerves, causing the messages to not get through properly.

Chiropractors

Chiropractic is a healthcare field which utilizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.

The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the spine and how it affects the preservation and restoration of health, by adjusting vertebra in the spine to relieve interference in the nervous system.

For 117 years chiropractors have been adjusting the spine to clear interference with the nervous system. As science catches up to the chiropractic adjustment, the scientific world is beginning to validate what chiropractors have been saying for over a century.

Scientific advancements studies:

Neck Pain   Spinal Adjustments, Rx, or  Exercise  for  Neck Pain

Headaches   Response of Adjustments for  headaches

Asthma   Asthma and chiropractic adjustments

Infant Reflux    Chiropractic care for reflux – Palmer Chiropractic Case Study

 

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Health Care versus Pain Care

In the quest of health, chiropractors move bones in your spine to maximize function. When function is maximized and the body can express 100% of its internal intelligence, health is the result. Health is the expression of your body working correctly, reacting properly to outside stimulus, and adapting to the changes in its environment. This sounds very simple but the human body is the most complex biological unit on the earth.

Nervous System

At the core of our complexity is the central nervous system made up of the brain and spinal cord, the command and control center of the body. Surrounding the spinal cord is 24 vertebra that make up a majority of the spine. In the normal human spine there are 7 cervical vertebra & 6 cervical discs, 12 thoracic vertebra & disks, 5 lumbar vertebra & discs. This structure is meant to protect and facilitate mobility for the command and control of the body, so the nerves can control all functions in the body without interference.

Injured Spine

When a portion of this spine is injured, degeneration begins unless it’s corrected and strengthened. Misaligned vertebra with soft tissue injury follow a steady path of degeneration that eventually leads to unrelenting constant pain, but there are many warning signs that get ignored. Warning signs can be as little as occasional stiffness, intermittent pain, swelling, or twitches, to more aggressive things such as weakness, more frequent pain, dysfunction of the tissue that the nerve goes to, neuralgia, etc.. If you’re taking pain relievers to dull the PAIN, you’re turning off your warning system that the body has in place to tell you SOMETHING IS WRONG.

Pain Killers

How many times a week do you take a pain killer?  a month? a year? or many years? Would you ever consider putting a band aid on an unusually dark skin blemish to cover it up for a week? a month? a year? or many years? Covering something up doesn’t deal with the problem, it just kicks the can down the road to deal with it when it’s bigger and meaner.

Natural Healthcare

Through Chiropractic care you can help maintain a healthier spine and promote overall body health, because life begins with the nervous system and ends with the nervous system.

Secondary Infection for Low Back Pain Injections

The CDC is reporting that people who have been treated for Fungal Meningitis from the contaminated back pain injections are at risk for developing fungal spinal abscess. A spinal abscess threatens the spinal cord by compression and also with vascular compromise.

Low Back Pain Injections Kill 29 and rising

Prognosis: Poor – Dr. Carol A. Kauffman, an expert on fungal diseases at the University of Michigan, said “in these instances, all that can be done is administration of more antifungal drugs and hope for the best.”

The best of the best fungal specialists are running out of cures for this contamination.

Back Pain Injections Are Temporary

According to Spine Health “while the effects of the injection tend to be temporary – providing relief from pain for one week up to one year“. Cost per injection (3 is normal) $500-$700 each session, Total cost $1500-$2100 per year of relief.

Back Surgery for Sciatica is Temporary

According to  Dr. Steven Cohen from the John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, “Surgery may help in the short term. Studies haven’t found an effect in people who did or didn’t have an operation a couple of years down the line.
Low Back Surgery Total Cost and Recovery: $78,000 – $121,000.

Chiropractic Safer and More Cost Effective

To quote the Medical Researchers, “After controlling for severity and demographics, no health maintenance care is generally as good as chiropractor care.” (Spinal Care) – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21407100

An actuarial review of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee’s general health plans claims between October 1, 2004 and September 30, 2006 was undertaken and records revealed –  “Paid costs for episodes of care initiated with a DC were almost 40% less than episodes initiated with an MD.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21109053

Palmer Chiropractic

Serving Richmond Hill, Midway, & Georgetown

If you’re looking for a less invasive and more natural way to promote health, Palmer Chiropractic offers conservative chiropractic care. At the office we provide a thorough exam, x-rays and specific adjustments to the spinal column. By adjusting the vertebra in your spine to relieve pressure on the  nervous system, your body has less interference and is able to function at a higher level. Call 912-756-3433 for a consultation today.

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