We're glad you asked! Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-surgical approach to healing and wellness. Chiropractic care restores health and prevents injury by improving the structural integrity of the body, primarily the spine. The brain communicates with the rest of the body via the spinal cord and nervous system. When functioning perfectly, this communication is uninterrupted, and the messages go to and from the brain without interference.
Addressing the Root of the Problem
The nervous system serves as the body's wiring. If this wiring is inhibited, the signal does not reach the intended body part, and illness may result. Such interferences can manifest anywhere along your spine. Pain in your arm or hand may actually be caused by a problem in your neck, where the nerves connecting to that hand originate. A qualified chiropractor can examine the spine for interferences and remove them through controlled techniques.
According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, chiropractic care focuses on the relationship of structure and function (as coordinated by the nervous system), and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of your health. Qualified chiropractors are professional medical practitioners, delivering long-term care at a fraction of the cost of drug treatments and surgery.
The patient you see here is my five year old son. Our technique is extremely gentle yet very specific and effective. After your consultation, Dr. Sheffer will take a small series of X-rays to determine the proper set up for correction of the subluxation. This machine uses only vibration to gently align your atlas in the orthogonal position. This process takes out all the guess work and gives the doctor the best possible chance to relieve nerve interference and put your spine in the proper alignment.
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Atlas Family Chiropractic
4621 S. Shrank Dr. Suite D
Independence, MO 64055
Monday & Thursday 9:00 am-6:30 pm
Tues,Wed & Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm