What is Chiropractic?
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.
Chiropractors Protect the Nerves-Muscles-Joints and Skeletal structure of the body!
If your joints can't move
your nerves aren't going to be communicating
Chiropractic keeps your joints moving,
so your body can keep working
Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal: the mechanical support structure of the body including; muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. All of your cells (organs & tissues) are directed by the nerves that connect into the spinal cord that gets the signals to and from the brain.
Joint: the area between two bones, typically connnected by both tendons and ligaments.
Nervous system: Cells that are capable of communicating between one another through a network spreading throughout the entire body to every single cell in the body. This communication allows our organs to coordinate (the heart to pump faster when stressed, the muscles to contract harder when more force is needed...etc)
*Damage or interference to nervous system leads to miscommunication or lack of communication. The degree of damage depends on the location, the impact force, and the amount of time or repetition occurrences.
Extreme force injury: Spinal cord damage>>> Paralysis ( or lesser nerve issues)
Posture problems: Sitting all day>>> Sciatica Nerve pain into the leg and foot
"Oops" temporary injuries: Bumping your funny bone >>> Hand tingling for a few seconds
Chiropractic might be ok for you as long as we have talked about these conditions you have:
-Degenerative Disc Disease
-Fractures & dislocations (past or present),
-Cancer, or infection at the area of treatment,
-Stroke Risk in you or your family
-Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
-Vertebral artery stenosis (narrowing of the arteries to the brain)
You should always inform your doctor of these before treatment. More gentle forms of chiropractic treatment may be performed, or the specific area would be left alone.
The better your body moves
the better your life will be!
The answer is yes if:
~Do you want to feel better than you do now?
Want your body to function better with:
-Digestion or cramping
-Movement (less stiffness)
Dr. Kelly with a 7 month old little one! We were able to get his colic problems almost completely resolved by allowing his nerves to have their proper space and ability to function!. He was barely able to sleep a few hours at a time before waking up in tears before coming in to the office. He now sleeps through the night!
Aches and pains that won't go away on their own, or just hurt?
If you've tried other pain relief or other medical solutions that haven't helped enough?
-Numbness and tingling
-Aches, pains and muscle cramps
Aches and pains
-concerns with baby positioning
We can help your body be more relaxed & at its best fit for baby. When you are more comfortable, baby will be too!
- need help standing up tall
- wear their backpacks on one shoulder
- going through a growth spurt
-whom are not sleeping well
- attention and mental fatigue
What that means: By removing restrictions on the nerves, it allows the nerve communication in our bodies to function fully again.
Chiropractors pay close attention to the spinal column and the areas where the nervous system can be interfered by pressure on the nerves and be causing health problems.
The profession is all about helping your body open up the areas of abnormal pressure and tension to allow full motion in the joints and full
communication in the nervous system!
Did you know:
Every cell in your body requires instructions,
there are only two ways a cell receives commands:
DNA instructions and rules
Nerve signals from the Spinal Cord that were created in the brain.
What if there's interference...this starts to happen when a bone is leaning on the nerves (subluxation). This causes problems with communication signal...
-your eyes get fatigued,
-or your hands start tingling & go numb,
-or your heart isn't pumping in response to the body's demand to move enough oxygen to the needed cells.
This is a great gentle way to get back pain relief and get your body aligned and ready for the changes that happen during pregnancy!
Infants and Kids
With each growth spurt the body has to grow adapt and stretch to fit the new length of their bones, this means if your kids are constantly leaning to one side playing games or carrying a back pack they might not be growth evenly.
Make sure they're bodies arent already asymmetrical
Get your kids checked for scoliosis
Get help teaching them good body mechanics for everyday and for sports activities
If their spine is in alignment their system can function at it's fullest potential physically and mentally
Dr. Kelly Cullen, D.C.
Phone: (916) 796-9986
231 Blue Ravine Rd. Suite 200
Folsom, CA 95630