The primary purpose of Chiropractic is to remove stress off of the nervous system. Especially, those nerves associated with the spinal cord which exit or enter through the vertebral joints. Nerves help to coordinate everything that happens within the body, to include the proper functioning of the organs and immune system. Chiropractic is a philosophy, science and art of things natural. A system of adjusting the joints of the spine to remove nerve stress and correct the cause of dis-ease. Chiropractors may also adjust (manipulate) other joints of the body as well.
When a spinal joint becomes stressed, Chiropractors call it a subluxation. A Subluxation is a condition of a vertebra that has lost its proper alignment with the one above and/or the one below. This dysfunctional vertebral joint changes the way in which the joint operates and affects the communication of the nerves surrounding or associated with it.
There are a variety of issues that adversely affect a spinal joint (or other joints in the body). These include:
- Physical Stress – such as poor posture and movement (improper ergonomics), injuries or repetitive strains/activities, etc.
- Mental Stress – some examples are anxiety, anger, depression, daily stress, etc.
- Toxic Stress – poor diet, drugs, environmental pollutants in the ground, water or air; also, chemicals in your house, garage, shed or workplace, etc.
These stressors and others, can create a strain on the joint producing tissue damage and inflammation leading to scar tissue build up and muscle spasms. This causes the joint to become restricted or fixed in an imbalanced state (Subluxation) which can eventually lead to the degeneration of the disc, or cartilage, and arthritis.
As a Chiropractor, Dr. Meleski manipulates (adjusts) the joints of the spine (and body) to release the scar tissue, restore joint motion and remove stress of the nervous system, thereby, improving a cause of disease.
Dr. Mike believes in wellness/maintenance care, where everyone ought to be adjusted periodically throughout their lives. Take a moment to recall all of the stressors and/or injuries that have or are occurring in you or your children’s lives and you will understand why you believe in wellness care too. Just as we see a dentist regularly for the prevention of gum degeneration and tooth decay (cavities), Chiropractic can be helpful for the prevention of disc degeneration and joint decay (arthritis).
Chiropractic, it is for “Life”