An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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If you've never undergone chiropractic treatment before, you may have a hazy or incomplete notion of exactly what this science involves. In the hands of a skilled chiropractor such as our own Dr. Mike Soloman, spinal adjustment techniques can make a dramatic difference in the body's ability to function correctly and heal itself more efficiently. Chiropractic care is not only useful for addressing nagging injuries or ailments, but also for helping you maintain an optimal state of health for life.
To understand how this discipline can achieve all this, it's important to first understand some of the basic mechanics of the human body. The spine performs many critical tasks above and beyond holding your head upright. This collection of vertebrae is the central structure of the entire body, supporting your weight while allowing you to walk, twist, bend, run, and jump. At the same time it provides protection for the spinal cord, the primary communications conduit between the brain and the nerves supplying sensations/commands to all parts of the body.
Misalignments of the spine (subluxations) can put harmful pressure on the spinal cord, nerve roots or nerves, blocking the brain's messages or even causing false reactions. Faulty nerve signaling can cause everything from pain, tingling, and numbness to loss of motor function. It can even affect the function of your internal organs, blood pressure, immune response, and reproductive system. Meanwhile, posture problems from a spinal misalignment can lead to joint damage, chronic pain, and muscle strains.
Chiropractic adjustment aims to return the spine to its ideal alignment, relieving nerve pressure, uneven joint stress, and muscle strains so the body can then heal itself naturally. The use of tiny, precise movements to effect these changes has been a known method since ancient times, but its modern form was first developed by Daniel David Palmer in 1895. In the many decades that followed, many innovations and refinements have been introduced, including sophisticated decompression and alignment tools, diagnostic radiography and electromyography.
One of the most exciting and powerful chiropractic advances is being implemented right here at the Soloman Center located in Central Phoenix, AZ. Network Spinal Analysis goes beyond simple spinal manipulation to help undo learned stress patterns that the brain and spinal column have absorbed from an injury or emotional, physical, and chemical triggers. A spinal "entrainment" session enables Dr. Soloman to identify key strategic stress points, applying small amounts of gentle pressure to release accumulated stress. You may experience powerful feelings of well-being, heightened mental/emotional clarity, and a stronger connection to your own body.
Periodic chiropractic evaluations and sessions such as the one described above can continue to benefit your health even after your current discomfort has passed. The better your physical balance, spinal alignment and nerve function, the more effectively you can ward off illnesses and injuries -- and the more easily you can withstand life's daily pressures. Contact the Soloman Center located in Central Phoenix, AZ at 602-254-2454 for an initial consultation.