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Chiropractic

Dr. Ricardo Herring offers a comprehensive range of healing solutions for your benefit, creating an individual plan to restore your quality of life. Discover what we can do for you.

Chiropractic Facts

  • 85% of Americans will suffer incapacitating low back pain in their lifetime.
  • 40% of Americans with back pain lasting more than two weeks will go to a chiropractor.
  • 6.8% of the population suffers from back pain at any given time.
  • Chiropractic is the second largest primary health care provider in the western world.

Where do you fit on this list?

Only the body can heal itself

The Science: Since its beginning, chiropractic has been based on the scientific fact that the nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ, and system of your body.

While the brain is protected by the skull, the spinal cord is more vulnerable, covered by 24 moving vertebrae. When these bones lose their normal motion or position, they can irritate the nervous system. This disrupts the function of the tissues or organs the nerves control, and is called the Vertebral Subluxation Complex or Subluxation Syndrome.

Chiropractic is the science of locating these areas of the spinal joint dysfunction, the art of correcting them, and the philosophy of things natural.

The Art: After a thorough examination and a review of your health history, your chiropractic doctor will recommend a specific care program. If yours is a chiropractic case, this will include specific spinal adjustments.

The words “chiropractic adjustment” describes was using a carefully directed and controlled pressure to restore spinal bones to a more normal position or motion. When spinal function is improved, nervous system function (health) can improve too.

After years of training, chiropractic doctors become experts at using the right amount of force in the right direction. This may require a quick movement or in other instances a slow and constant pressure. The chiropractic adjustment is truly an art.

The Philosophy: Your chiropractor will focus on reducing or removing any interferences to your own inborn healing abilities.

Your Nervous System controls everything.

Chiropractic is based on the scientific face that your nervous system controls the function of virtually every cell, tissue, organ, and system of your body. Your nervous system consists of your brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves of your body.

Orthotics

The Difference

Only Foot Levelers functional orthotics support all 3 arches of the foot, which make up the plantar vault. They’re custom-made by hand based on your unique feet, body and health profile. Just as no two bodies are alike, no two pairs of Foot Levelers custom orthotics are alike.

Over-the-counter orthotics may initially cost less, but they only support one arch in your foot. When only one arch is being supported, it may not maintain the structure of your plantar vault, and problems can start in other parts of your body. In fact, “over-supporting” just one arch of the foot may actually cause pain and symptoms, not relieve them.

Do you experience pain daily? Over-the-counter inserts may not provide the relief you need. Individually designed, Foot Levelers custom orthotics with 3-arch support, however, can.

The ProAdjuster

Complex Technology, Simple Solution. The ProAdjuster.
You can achieve improved health for your body now and in the future beginning with a simple anatomical concept. The nervous system (the brain and all the nerves). If this network is interfered with, pain can ensure, as does bodily malfunction, often resulting in sickness and diminished overall health. The “something” you can do to improve performance and your health is to maximize the health of your nervous system. There are several ways to do this. The number one way is allowing a Doctor of Chiropractic using the ProAdjuster equipment to analyze and treat your body.

How does the ProAdjuster work?
To better understand, let’s examine the idea of palpation. When a Chiropractor palpates our spine, they are checking for joint fluidity, motion and or rigidity. Improper motion affecting the nerve function is called subluxation. In a similar fashion to palpation, the ProAdjuster can help determine whether the vertebra’s motion is too rigid or too fluid. The spine should not be too rigid (hypo-mobile). However, instead of utilizing the doctor’s judgment as to what areas are hyper-mobile or hypo-mobile, the ProAdjuster measures precise levels of motion. Therefore, the ProAjuster can isolate a problem area faster and more accurately than manual procedures.

How can anything so gentle and comfortable change my spine?
The ProAdjuster utilizes a precise oscillating force with uninterrupted motion. It is able to increase the mobility of the spinal segments by reducing fixation or enabling motion in the abnormal areas. In other words, the ProAdjuster is “unsticking” the joint. Have you ever seen a woodpecker tapping in an oscillating fashion on a tree? It is hard to believe, but you can watch them bore right through the hardest wood! The ProAdjuster taps in much the same way but uses soft tips that are comfortable to the human body and result in a nice change to the health of the joint or tissue.

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