- WHAT IS A VERTEBRAL SUBLUXATION?
Abnormal motion or position of spinal bones (spinal kinesiopathology).
The bones of the spine have lost their normal motion and position. This can restrict your ability to turn and bend. This may
be due to an accident, lifting injury, or inproper life style habits such as sleeping with your head on the arm of a couch
or on your stomach, etc.This sets in motion the four following components.
- ABNORMAL NERVOUS SYSTEM FUNCTION
(neuropathophysiology) Improper spinal function can choke, stretch or irritate nerve tissue. The resulting nervous system
dysfunction can cause symptoms to that specific area or elsewhere in the body.
- ABNORMAL MUSCLE FUNCTION(myopathology)
Muscles supporting the spine can weaken, atrophy or become tight and go into spasm.The resulting scar tissue can change muscle
tone, requiring repeated spinal treatments (adjustments).
- ABNORMAL SOFT TISSUE FUNCTION(histopathology)A rise in
temperature from an increase in blood or lymph supply can result in swelling and inflammation. Discs can bulge, herniate,
tear or degenerate. Other soft tissues may suffer permanent damage.
- ABNORMAL FUNCTION OF THE SPINE AND
BODY(pathophysiology) Bone spurs and other abnormal bony growths attempt to fuse malfunctioning spinal joints. The spinal
decay, scar tissue and long term nerve dysfunction can cause other systems of the body to fail.
CORRECTING SUBLUXATIONS More typically refered to
as a spinal adjustment or by some as spinal manipulation, is the use of a specific force, either by the use of the hands
or specially designed insturment, both in a precise direction ,applied to the subluxated vertebrae.Adjustments along with
spinal exercises,massage and other supportive aids help return the spine to a more normal position, improves nerve function,
relieving pain and help the body begin the natural healing process.In most cases there is minimal to no discomfort associated
WHAT CAUSES SUBLUXATIONS
From the pushing,pulling,and twisting on a newborns neck and spine, to a whiplash injury from
a rear end collision. There are as many ways to aquire spinal problems that result in a myriad of health issues, as there
Think about all the falls, spills and accidents that happen to people each day.We lift to much and the wrong
way,sitting at a computer for hours,sports injuries (to far to fast) ,the lack of regular exercise and conditioning,lifting,cleaning
the list goes on resulting in back and neck problems.All together cause more people to cancel vacations and lose time from
work than any other single cause.
- FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CHIROPRACTIC!
- CHIROPRACTIC WAS ESTABLISHED
- CHIROPRACTIC IS THE SECOND LARGEST OF THE THREE PRIMARY HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS IN THE UNITED STATES
AND GROWING EACH YEAR.
- THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 65,000 DOCTORS OF CHIROPRACTIC IN THE UNITED STATES AND ANOTHER
25,OOO AROUND THE WORLD.
- CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH CARE IS PROVIDED FOR IN SUCH FEDERAL PROGRAMS AS MEDICAID,MEDICARE,UNITED
STATES VETERANS,GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION BENIFIT PLAN,MAIL HANDLERS BENIFIT PLAN,POSTMASTERS BENEFIT PLAN,
AND STATE WORKMANS COMPENSATION PROGRAM,AND THE FEDERAL EMPLOYEE'S COMPENSATION ACT.(FECA)A SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF MAJOR INTERNATIONAL,NATIONAL
AND LOCAL LABOR UNIONS PROVIDE CHIROPRACTIC IN THEIR HEALTH AND WELFARE PLANS,AS DO MANY MAJOR INDUSTRIAL EMPLOYERS.
BENEFITS ARE PROVIDED FOR IN HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES OF VIRTUALLY EVERY MAJOR INSURANCE CARRIER.
- ALL FEDERAL
AGENCIES ACCEPT SICK-LEAVE CERTIFICATES SIGNED BY DOCTORS OF CHIROPRACTIC,AND FEES PAID TO DOCTORS OF CHIROPRACTIC ARE ALLOWABLE
DEDUCTIONS AS EXPENSES FOR "MEDICAL CARE" FOR FEDERAL INCOME TAX PURPOSES.
- THE EDUCATION OF A DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC
INCLUDES AN EIGHT-YEAR PROGRAM OF UNDERGRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL COLLEGE STUDY AND CLINIC INTERNSHIP PRIOR TO ENTERING PRIVATE
- THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES IN A 1995 STUDY DETERMINED, THAT CHIROPRACTIC
CARE IS ONE OF THE ONLY EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS FOR ACUTE LOW BACK PAIN THAT HAS NO HARMFUL SIDE EFFECTS.
1995 A SERIES OF CONGRESSIONAL ACTIONS HAS EXPANDED THE AVAILABILITY OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE TO OUR NATION'S SERVICE MEN AND
What to expect on your first visit with Dr. Wirthlin.
A comprehensive consultation, case history, physical examination and x-rays (if necessary) are performed. If indicated other
imaging or laboratory testing is made available. In addition you will receive a careful chiropractic structural examination
with special emphasis on the spine and its related structures and nervous system. The examination of your spine and musculoskeletal
system is necessary to evaluate structure and function. This approach is what makes Chiropractic different from that of other
health care practitioners. On your second office visit each patient will receive a through report of findings by Dr. Wirthlin.
Treatment necessary for corrective and supportive care will be presented and discussed and a specific plan will be established
for your fastest road to recovery. Any questions you might have are welcomed. Evaluation to determine effectiveness of treatment
and the need for any on going correction or supportive care will be decided.
Dr.Wirthlin is a Low Back Specialist.
YOUR SPINE IS A KEY TO HEALTH
Wirthlin Chiropractic has treated thousands of whiplash cases, with a 95% success rate.