What is Chiropractic Medicine?
Chiropractic medicine is a natural and holistic healing approach allowing your own body to heal itself from various injuries and health conditions. Chiropractic care is based on applying scientific fact to stimulating your body's own remarkable resources. Your brain, spinal cord, and nerves control these important self-regulating and self-healing functions. When the nervous system is impaired through illness, injury or stress it can cause tissues and organs throughout the body to function poorly. Chiropractors utilize a multi-tiered approach consisting of "the Chiropractic Adjustment" and gentle Mobilizations, along with: Soft tissue massage, Physiotherapy, Nutritional Guidance to help manage disease and corrective supports, which allow for optimal postural alignment. This approach to holistic healing helps the body to heal itself.
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
When performing an adjustment/manipulation your Chiropractor applies a specifically directed force to a joint that is not moving properly. Restoring normal motion to a joint can allow bones to gradually return to a more proper position and allows your body to function, as it should. This safe, natural approach to removing interferences with spinal and nervous system function can improve overall health. Every gland, organ, and body tissue needs appropriate nerve supply or some form of stimulation from the nervous system to function properly.
Education is Key
There are many misconceptions about the chiropractic profession. Some do not believe that preventative care is the answer, and it may not be for the traditionally based patient. In recent years there has been a greater awareness that alternative medicine and a holistic and natural approach is helping many with various conditions. For this reason, Chiropractic Care, the natural approach to healing, is the second largest of the three primary health care providers in the United States, and the largest drugless health care profession in the world. The reason is because a Chiropractor helps the body heal itself by treating the cause of the sickness, not just the symptoms. When the patient seeks educational knowledge about chiropractic, they should consult a Chiropractor, the Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island, and/or The American Chiropractic Association. The Chiropractic profession is flourishing and continues to, for the simple fact that we can help.
What Kind of Conditions do Chiropractors Treat?
Chiropractors treat a vast majority of health conditions, such as neuro-musculo-skeletal (nerve, muscle, bone) health concerns. These conditions manifest themselves as pain/discomfort in many areas such as:
- Upper Back
- Lower Back
- Jaw (TMJ)
Natural Alternatives will care for your chiropractic needs if you've been involved in a motor vehicle accident, have a work-related injury or a personal injury.
Our Office is located at:
845 North Main Street, Suite 8,
Providence, Rhode Island 02904
Chiropractor Office Hours:
- Monday – Thursday and by appointment when available.
Call (401) 351-8960 to set an appointment today!