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Tulsa Chiropractor Answers the Question: What is Chiropractic?

The focus of chiropractic care is on your nervous system, and removing any interference that may occur within this phenomenal system. It's a scientific fact that your brain, spinal cord and the rest of your nerves control every aspect of your body. Hinder the vital nerve links between your brain and your body, and ill health will most likely result. A common source of interference comes from the moving parts which encompass the spinal cord, otherwise knows as a functional spinal segments, consisting of the vertebrae and its surrounding components. Something as simple as the weight of a dime on any nerve can cause numbness, weakness or the under performance of organs and tissues. Additionally, spinal misalignments can cause the nerve to stretch, chafe or become irritated resulting in distorted nerve messages between your body and brain causing hyperactive organ function, high blood pressure or pain.

The medical approach puts chemicals into your bloodstream to change the way your body works. For instance, laxatives speed up elimination, and antacids reduce stomach acid. Neither approach addresses the problem and can increase the risk of organ damage or other potentially fatal mistakes due to negative drug interactions. Rather than treat the symptoms of a problem, chiropractors focus on finding and treating the cause.

A thorough examination helps locate areas of nervous system compromise. Then, specific chiropractic adjustments are performed to restore proper nervous system functioning and your body's ability to regulate and heal itself. Without drugs. Without surgery. Chiropractic is simple. It's natural. It honors the wisdom of your body and has helped millions enjoy relief and maintain better health for more than a century.

Who can chiropractic help?

Improved nerve communication between your brain and your body can help everyone. If you have nerve interference, you could be a good candidate for chiropractic care. With modified adjusting approaches, Tulsa chiropractor Dr. Snyder helps children, the elderly and those with special needs.

How long will it take?

Since chiropractic care depends on the healing abilities of each patient, results can vary from patient to patient. Some detect changes in a few short days or weeks, while others takes weeks or months before showing progress.

Will I have to go the rest of my life?

I personally chose to receive regular treatments. Since doing so, I've found I'm sick less often, and in the unfortunate event I do come down with something, the duration I'm down is generally shortened. Some patients chose to follow this rule of preventative care, and as a result their prevention helps make sure once they get well, they stay well.

Does my insurance company cover care?

While most insurance plans cover chiropractic care, each of us has the freedom to place a different value on our health. While insurance is helpful, be careful. Don't allow a profit-motivated company make decisions about what to do with your health. Ultimately, good health is about personal responsibility. Call today to find out how we make chiropractic care affordable for just about anyone.
March 21, 2011
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Dr. Justin Snyder