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I Am a Chiropractor

I Am a Chiropractor

I am a chiropractor. As a doctor of chiropractic there isn’t a condition known to man that I purposely treat. Not back pain, neck pain, headaches NOTHING. Treating conditions is the work of medicine and physical therapy, and they do a wonderful job managing said conditions, but I’m a chiropractor. I don’t claim to be able to “heal” the body, I respect the fact that the body is more than capable of healing itself under the right conditions. The only thing I claim to do is remove interference or stresses on the nervous system called subluxations, which inhibit the body’s ability to heal. Once these subluxations are removed the body is able to function more efficiently and in turn “heal” itself the way it was designed. This is the work of a chiropractor. Removing subluxations and watching the remarkable healing abilities of the body work.

If you’re anything like I was hearing this for the first time you are skeptical. I know I was. Before I tried chiropractic I didn’t believe it could work. I actually told my first chiropractor I didn’t believe in what he was doing. Thank goodness chiropractic doesn’t require “belief” for it to “work”. After my first adjustment I experienced firsthand how living without subluxations could enhance my life.

I like to use gravity as an analogy. You don’t have to believe in it in order to fall. It just simply is. The same universal principles govern chiropractic. Subluxations, sometimes called interference, pressure or stress inhibit the body’s ability to perform and function. Occasionally this pressure against the nervous system will cause pain but 100% of the time it will decrease the amount of LIFE expression the body can have.

The best thing about chiropractic is that it doesn’t take a single thing away from the body. Not one gland, organ or tissue is removed. Nor does it add anything to the body. All it does is correct subluxations, realigning the spine so the central nervous system can run the body.

It’s that simple folks.

Get checked by a chiropractor today and start living the life you were designed to have.

Garbage and Your Spine

Forgetting to take out the garbage one night is really never a big problem. You just get up the next morning and take care of it, no real harm is done. The garbage only becomes a real problem if it’s neglected day in and day out and there is always a relationship between what’s in the garbage and how quickly it starts to become a problem. If you’ve thrown away broccoli and cheese, pizza and God forbid if you’ve got little ones and there are diapers in the garbage that haven’t been thrown out! We all know too well if that stuff stays in the house too long or the dog gets into it we’ve got a mess that’s going to need a lot of attention to take care of.

    Taking care of your spine is much the same. The longer you wait, the longer you put off getting your spine checked the harder it is to take care of. We tend to ignore our spinal health unless we are in pain, then we usually turn to some over the counter drug for a while. When that doesn’t work and after we’ve exhausted all other options then and only then do we seek the help of a chiropractor and we usually expect an immediate fix. This is one way to handle the care of the spine, let me offer you a better one.

    A much better plan is seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis, so all the daily stresses we encounter can be taken care of before they start do lead to subluxations. Subluxations can set up in your spine leading to diseases like arthritis, degenerative joint disease and other forms musculoskeletal disease.

    So get on a schedule and take out your household garbage regularly and call a chiropractor and let them begin taking out the everyday stress garbage that builds up in your life.  

GET CONNECTED!

GET CONNECTED!

When I meet people on the street and they hear I’m a chiropractor the next thing I hear is “Whenever I NEED a chiropractor I know who to call.” Or “If my back and neck start bothering me I’m going to call you!” The only problem with this is EVERYONE needs a chiropractor and we aren’t back and neck pain relief specialist! ****WARNING IF YOU DON’T WANT TO HEAR THE TRUTH STOP READING NOW****Bayer aspirin has been relieving pain for years! Thats NOT what chiropractic IS! The only thing chiropractors do are locate vertebral subluxations and correct them. PERIOD. Subluxations are misalignments along the spinal column that interfere with your body’s innate intelligence. This interference effects your body’s ability to HEAL ITSELF, FUNCTION AND OR ADAPT TO ITS ENVIRONMENT! Subluxations are PAINLESS. You can have these present in your body and not even know it! If they are not corrected over time the body will begin to breakdown. That’s when you start experiencing symptoms some of which may be pain. That’s why its important to get checked regularly! People sometimes tell me “Its really cool that you don’t charge children 15 years or younger (with a parents membership) to get checked.” I don’t do this to be NICE, I do it because I know how important it is for a young person’s body to develop without subluxations! Interference is never a good thing in a developing body. The body’s innate intelligence, the power that creates and heals the body uses the spinal cord and central nervous system as a pathway to communicate with ALL the bodies organs, tissues and cells, keeping them functioning and healing constantly. Chiropractors simply keep the path clear of interference. Get to a chiropractor and have your spines checked for subluxation!

How much does this glass weigh?

How much does this glass weigh?

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”

She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”

Remember to put the glass down.

We all have different levels of stress. Stress often times manifests physically in the body as pain, headaches, soreness, tension, insomnia, and fatigue!

Feeling the effects of stress? Come into the office for an adjustment and learn how regular Chiropractic Care can help you and your family express life fully! (865) 482-1991

Benefits Beyond Pain Relief

Benefits Beyond Pain Relief

Meet Jaime Dillon a new practice member and read her testimony about the benefits of regular chiropractic adjustments!

“After months of unbearable back, leg and hip pain and a failed attempt with a different chiropractor (not to mention expensive) a friend told me about Alignment Chiropractic. I felt relief after my first visit with Dr. Eddy. Doing construction clean up can take a toll on your body. Soon after we began my adjustments I started noticing small things improving in my overall health, along with my initial reasons for seeking treatment. If not for Dr. Eddy’s expertise and affordable membership plan I would still be in constant pain. I’m excited to continue my care and see what the future holds. If you’re like me and don’t have health insurance seeing Dr. Eddy is a great way to be proactive about your health.”

Jaime only received chiropractic adjustments to different regions of her spine. NOTHING ELSE WAS USED. Make the decision to LIVE BETTER and go see a chiropractor today!

Frequently Asked Question

Q. Does Chiropractic Care cure chronic low back pain?

A. This is the question I get asked the most by far. Either by my new practice members or by someone I see outside of the office that knows I’m a chiropractor. The answer, which is ABSOLUTELY NOT usually takes them by surprise. Most people are familiar with some of the chiropractic ads in newspapers claiming to be a one stop shop for ALL your conditions and ailments but the truth of the matter is that Chiropractic Care doesn’t “cure” anything! Now its true that some conditions do in fact improve and pain is sometimes relieved after a chiropractic adjustment but conditions and pain are never a good reason to see a chiropractor and this is why. The chiropractic adjustment simply removes pressure or stress off your central nervous system allowing the body to function and heal itself the way it was designed. When there is stress on the central nervous system the body simply cannot function at 100%. The messages from the brain that flow down the spinal cord and out to every cell within your body allowing you to express life to the fullest cannot reach their intended targets when stress is applied to the spinal cord in the form of a vertebral subluxation. What a chiropractor does is simply find these subluxation and remove them so the body can express life at 100%. Sometimes pain is removed, sometimes conditions are relieved but after EVERY ADJUSTMENT the body is HEALTHIER. Conditions may still exist, but the body is better able to deal with them when it is subluxation free.

What if I told you…

What if I told you...

What if I told you your body’s ability to heal itself was far greater than you were ever told or thought possible? What if I told you that the FDA has already recalled 16 drugs this year that were being marketed and sold to you to make you healthier or feel better? What if I told that dietary supplements enjoy the privilege of NOT needing FDA approval before being sold to you? Would you believe me? Would you care enough to follow the links below to learn more? If so please continue with me down the RABBIT HOLE. (sorry I couldn’t resist).
When your body is injured no matter how serious from a puncture wound to a simple paper cut your body naturally springs into action to begin the healing process. Using the nervous system the body sends various cells to the wounded area that are responsible for cleaning out infection, clotting and tissue repair. It’s true we can assist the healing process by cleaning the wound, applying Neosporin and a band-aid but the true healing takes place from within. In a healthy individual the body’s natural defenses are more than enough to handle most injuries on its own without any outside intervention. The central nervous system is a key component to the body’s natural defenses. The brain coordinates healing by sending signals down the spinal cord and out to the various cells responsible for the immune and healing response. This is why having a spinal column free of subluxations (interference or stress on the spinal cord caused by vertebra that have shifted position) is so important to living a healthy lifestyle. Subluxations can cause the immune response to be weakened or impaired leaving our bodies more susceptible to disease and infection. This is why regular chiropractic care is important. Chiropractors are trained to locate and correct these vertebral subluxations wherever they are found on the spine. By having your spine checked regularly for subluxations by a chiropractor you are ensuring that your body is as healthy as it can possibly be. Chiropractic doesn’t treat, cure or manage any type of disease and should never be used as a replacement for medical care. Chiropractic’s only responsibility is the removal of vertebral subluxation in order to insure that the body is functioning at 100% of its capability.
Have your spine checked by a licensed doctor of Chiropractic today! If you don’t have one contact this office and we will assist you in finding THE ONE in your area.
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm

http://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2013/04/18/massive-drug-recalls-are-a-wake-up-call-for-vitamin-and-supplement-industry/