About Chiropractic

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a form of health care that focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.

Doctors of chiropractic use controlled forces, called adjustments, to correct subluxations. A subluxation is when one or more of the bones of your spine (vertebrae) move out of position and irritate spinal nerves. Spinal nerves stem from the spinal cord and are located between each of the bones in your spine. This irritation of the nerves can cause interference with the signals traveling over those nerves, leading to dysfunction in other areas of the body. Subluxations occur when the amount of stress (physical, chemical, and/or emotional) exceeds the body’s ability to adapt. This stored stress in the body becomes tension in the muscles and joints, altering motion and leading to subluxations. By correcting subluxations, chiropractors assist in restoring and maintaining normal motion and function of vertebral joints and the related nervous system function.

How do subluxations affect you?

Your nervous system controls and coordinates all the functions of your body. If you interfere with the signals traveling over nerves, parts of your body will not get the proper nerve messages and will not be able to function at 100% of their innate abilities. In other words, not only will misaligned bones sometimes create pain in the area, it can create dysfunction in other areas of your body and affect your overall quality of life.

A chiropractor is the only health practitioner qualified in assessing the spine for subluxations. Chiropractic personalizes care to help create the potential for well-being and improve the quality of life, rather than just focusing on illness. Chiropractic adjustments are specifically tailored to every individual depending on their age, strength, and size.

Dr. Joella utilizes a specific and thorough examination to determine overall spinal function and location of subluxations. She has been trained in numerous chiropractic adjusting techniques and utilizes various manual, drop table and instrument adjustments depending on the individual needs of each client. She also provides cranial work and Dynamic Body Balancing a dynamic fusion of craniosacral and myofascial unwinding.