Why Top Chiropractic?
Why are we different from the average chiropractor?
At Top Chiropractic we have a unique and specific approach to your health.
We start with the premise that your body is an intelligent organism, designed to be healthy. We also understand that your body has the ability to heal itself and self-regulate extremely efficiently and is constantly striving to do this.
Many of the people we look after having tried the conventional route to regain their health, have hit a block or seem to be losing control of their health. They are now looking for a different approach. Rather than looking for outside help to solve their problems, such as drugs, surgery, and many other forms of treatment for conditions, at Top Chiropractic we look to your body’s self-healing and self-regulating system for the answers.
Most of the time, our health problems creep up over time rather than happening in an instant. The system that controls of all your bodily functions, no matter how well or poorly they are functioning, is your nervous system and interference to this system is detrimental to human health. Since the nervous system is so important in the function of the body, getting this system checked for interference is of paramount importance to the expression of human health. Although, in a lot of cases this interference does not cause instant problems, if left over time, problems will inevitably start to arise.
The spine and nervous system are closely related, and issues can occur in the spine that can impact the function of the nervous system. To chiropractors, these issues are known as vertebral subluxations. Vertebral subluxations occur when your body is unable to adapt to the stress that it is under. This can come in several different forms, shapes, and sizes, such as physical car accidents, sports injuries, prolonged postures, even mental stress, to name but a few. The effects of these subluxations on the body can be as small or as widespread as you can imagine – from unnoticeable changes to a plethora of signs and symptoms leading to a diagnosis of disease.
As you go through care, our primary goal is not to take away the symptoms or conditions, but to improve the function and co-ordination of your nervous system. This allows your body to heal and deal with the problems you have, whether you can feel it or not.
Our goal is to understand your health concerns and help you to regain control of your health.
A Specific contact and correction to the upper cervical spine restores balance to the spine. Even though the primary focus is the neck, the effects of the correction influence the whole spine and all bodily functions. This is because the procedure influences one of the highest control centres over body balance – the brain stem and the central nervous system.
The C-1 vertebra, also known as the Atlas, is a small doughnut-shaped bone located at the top of the spine and the base of the skull. When the spine is subjected to stress it can become misaligned.
The nerves in our spinal column are very sensitive to pressure and to stress.
Nerves are responsible for four primary functions:
1. Control and regulate all vital functions including circulation, breathing and digestion.
2. Activate muscles allowing us to move.
3. Allow us to sense, perceive and feel.
4. Relate us to the world outside ourselves including learning, experiencing and behaviour.
The upper-cervical adjustment depends upon precise mathematical calculations, physics, and biomechanical engineering.
You are encouraged to keep regular visits with your other health care providers, and information about alternatives for maintaining a healthy lifestyle is available from your doctor of chiropractic. Remember to ask questions. Health maintenance is important and the more you understand, the more successful you will be in achieving and maintaining good health.