Chiropractic is a modern, natural method of health restoration and maintenance that does not use drugs or surgery.

A chiropractor works on the nervous system by gently aligning the vertebrae, the small bones of the spine. Spinal problems can begin gradually, and as a result of trauma, overuse or postural error. Injuries may go untreated until increasing pain or loss of function causes the sufferer to seek care, sometimes years after the initial insult.

Why is spinal subluxation (misalignment) so damaging? The bones in the spinal column do not simply support the body and allow for motion. They are also the protective housing for the nervous system. Running down the spinal column, through each vertebra, is the spinal cord. The spinal cord links virtually every muscle and organ with the brain through nerves which exit between the vertebrae. Vertebrae which become subluxated cause a complex cycle of irritation, swelling, and nerve compression, with impaired function to the muscles and organs they control.

The chiropractic adjustment is a precise maneuver to restore the movement to the spinal joints, and reestablish ideal spacing between spinal segments. This facilitates the return of normal movement and alignment, and relieves inflammation and neural irritation.

Chiropractors believe that the body is innately intelligent. When you are healthy, you are able to fight disease and constantly return to a homeostatic balance. The adjustments help the body to better utilize its natural recuperative powers by promoting improved nervous system function.

Chiropractic treatment extends beyond the first stage of pain relief (symptom control). Spinal ligaments, discs and surrounding muscles must be allowed to heal in the correct position. This minimizes the chances of reoccurrence of pain and injury.

Chiropractic preventive maintenance is tremendously useful in promotion optimal health. Just as your teeth need checkups, and your body needs a regular physical examination, your spine requires periodic examination and care. Guard your spinal health. Every spine needs chiropractic care!


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Dyanna Anfang, D.C.

Anfang Chiropractic, a Professional Corporation
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