Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts that is a conservative and natural form of health care, restoring normal function within your nervous system. This form of care focuses on the removal of negative nervous system stimuli and the alignment of spinal structure.
Chiropractic medicine at Natural Elements Health Center does not include the use of surgery or drugs. We look at the entire human body (physical, chemical, and energetic) to locate the source of your problem. It is understood that all healing is done by your body. A chiropractor helps facilitate your healing process and provides you with the necessary tools to achieve an optimal state of health and vitality.
Your nervous system is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and nerve fibers that run from the brain, through the cord, and into your body. This system is protected by bone, the skull and the spine. When a portion of your spine is “out of place,” neither broken or malformed, it is called a subluxation. Chiropractors correct this through an adjustment, which is a quick impulse in a specific direction to correct the subluxation.
When a subluxation is present, it begins an inflammatory process which in turn creates less space for your nerves to communicate with other parts of your body. This process would be similar to tightly putting a rubber band on your pinky finger. It is difficult to think of much else than the building blood pressure in your finger and the pain it creates.
The inflammation and lack of nerve communication, caused by a subluxation, in turn may produce multiple symptoms, possibly involving physical pain, chemical imbalance, or energetic and emotional imbalance. By performing a chiropractic adjustment, your bone is moved into alignment, normal motion is restored, inflammation is reduced, and your nerves are allowed to communicate freely with the rest of your body. Often a whole range of your symptoms will be resolved through this type of treatment.
A chiropractic adjustment at Natural Elements Health Center is powerful, yet safe. Your body’s ability to heal in response to an adjustment is even more powerful. Dr. Schlenker does not heal your condition, but restores normal function within the nervous system to allowing your body to begin its own healing process. Your body has an innate intelligence to react perfectly to every situation, with the goal of maintaining homeostasis, or balance. In adjusting balances, the chiropractor gives back your body’s ability to respond to the challenges it encounters.