When your nervous system is working properly, all of the tissues and organs of your body are designed to resist disease
Chiropractic is the science, art, and philosophy of restoring the human body to its original form.
Acupuncture is performed "needle-free" at Back In Balance Chiropractic & Acupuncture.
At the discretion of Dr. Chelsea (when warranted), additional therapies are also performed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Chiropractic Care Questions
Chiropractic is a long-standing art of restoring your body back to its original state of health and balance. It is based on the scientific fact that your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. Your body's ability to perform these important functions of being self-regulating and self-healing are controlled by the nervous system of your body, which includes your brain. spinal cord, and all the nerves of the body. When your nervous system is working properly all of the tissues and organs of your body are designed to resist disease and ill-health.
A common interference that may cause your body's nervous system to not function properly is called the Chiropractic Subluxation. A Chiropractic Subluxation occurs when one of the 24 moving, weight-bearing bones of your spinal column and/or the bones of your pelvis move out of proper alignment with one another. The loss of normal position and/or motion of these bones can irritate the nerves, tissues, and muscles surrounding these bones, resulting in impaired nervous system function of your body. This can result in pain or other abnormal bodily functions.
This is because Chiropractic Care is like “orthodontics” for the spine. Your teeth do not look wonderful after only one day of wearing your braces or retainer. It takes time to get your spine and nervous system into a stable position for optimum health, just like it takes time to get your teeth to straighten and look beautiful with orthodontic care. Clinically, repeated Chiropractic adjustments
re-train the vertebrae, muscles, and ligaments to their proper alignment and range of motion. Just as the time required for braces to achieve teeth correction depends on the condition of an individual’s teeth and mouth structure, the time required for proper spinal alignment and stability to occur depends on the condition of the individual patient’s spine, their job duties, their hobbies, their posture, and many other lifestyle factors.
Does your M.D. ever prescribe you just one pill? Does a physical therapist expect to stretch and strengthen your muscles in one visit? Of course not. Chiropractic adjustments are the same.
You cannot expect to receive long-lasting results with a quick fix.
In order to obtain the best long-term results, a series of treatments are typically recommended.
Chiropractic results may vary. Some patients enjoy immediate results while others find that their recovery takes several months or longer. Some problems may have been around for a long time and only recently may have become symptomatic.
These long-standing problems are often associated with muscle weakness and/or tightness, soft tissue damage, and degenerative changes to the spine. It takes time and dedication to make changes to our bodies. “Health is a process, not an event!”
The “popping” noise is simply a release of gas from a joint when bones move, much like when you “pop” the cork out of a bottle of champagne or when your ears "pop" when you fly in an airplane.
Chiropractic Doctors help to restore proper spinal biomechanics and improved nervous system function by starting with a full case history of your condition. This gives the doctor a background about your health history, such as surgeries, accidents, the onset of your condition, and other details affecting your current health.
After reviewing your history and discussing your specific problem,
a thorough Chiropractic examination with associated orthopedic/neurological exams (if warranted) are performed along with X-rays of the affected area. X-rays are taken to uncover structural and functional problems associated with the spinal column. These examinations help identify areas of spinal malfunction and resulting nervous system deficit.
Many patients seek Chiropractic Care because they think they have a "pinched nerve." A pinched nerve diagnosis is a simple way to state a very complicated condition.
Because of the way your spine is designed, abnormal spinal function caused from things like physical trauma, emotional tensions, or chemical toxins can affect the delicate tissues of the spinal cord and nerve roots causing nerve irritation and pressure. This is caused when nerve tissue is rubbed, scraped, stretched by a loss of spinal curve, or irritated by malfunctioning spinal joints.
Acupuncture Care Questions
Acupuncture is a 5,000 year old Chinese system of natural healing (no drugs, no surgery.) Which is concerned with restoring proper energy flow to the various organs, glands, and tissues of the body on the premise that most diseases are the result of malfunction due to disrupted energies.
The Chinese definition of health is “All parts of the body functioning normally." This includes all 400 trillion parts. If there is an interruption in the transmission of energy flow or life force
(called ch’i in Chinese), then organ malfunction, disease, pain, and suffering are inevitable.
In either or both of the locations listed below:
1) In the channels of energy flow, which are located throughout the body, just beneath the surface of the skin.
2) In the spinal column where vertebrae may become misaligned, thereby compressing vital nerve roots.
Yes, of course. Psychosomatic states, hereditary factors, poisons, adverse environmental conditions, injury, germs, malnutrition, etc…, all are disease-producing.
By many methods. Including certain signs, symptoms, pain spots, organ reflex points, and electrical instrumental findings.
They are performed following the Chiropractic adjustment and in conjunction WITH it. First, the related skin points are determined. Then, they are appropriately treated by one of the following methods of stimulation: 1) electrical stimulation using an instrument called the Pointer Plus 2) a spring-loaded instrument called the Teishin.
Textbook listed conditions run into the hundreds. Typical ailments usually responding to acupuncture health care include: neuralgias, headaches, tics, spasms, muscular rheumatism, neuralgia of the shoulders and arm, tennis elbow, osteoarthritis, ulcers, stomach problems, diarrhea, asthma, bronchitis, shortness of breath, coughs, abnormal blood pressure, hemorrhoids, lumbago, bladder irritation, bed wetting, female disorders, impotence, hay fever, allergies, loss of smell, skin conditions, and even nervous or psychiatric factors based on the fact that mental problems often arise from physical disorders.