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The purpose of the chiropractic adjustment is not to treat back pain or neck pain, though relief of back pain and neck pain is often a nice side effect. Chiropractic adjustments correct Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC), misaligned vertebrae resulting in pressure on your nervous system, allowing your body to heal and function at a higher level… physically, mentally and socially.
Chiropractic adjustments are gentle, specific and scientific.
Our main technique is Gonstead, which can be exceptionally gentle, and specific, allowing us to adjust a particular subluxated vertebra in several planes of motion. It also allows us to adjust spinal discs, the temporo-mandibular joints, and extremities (hips, knees, shoulders, etc.) Gonstead technique was developed by an engineer that decided to become a Chiropractic Doctor.
Not all Chiropractic Doctors are the same. Most Chiropractors only deal with pain relief and often do not get to the root of the problem. Have you been disappointed by other chiropractors in The bay area? (“I tried Chiropractic, but it didn’t work.”) I’ll bet that you haven’t yet had the real thing. Here, at Barton Chiropractic , you will have the opportunity for a lot of serious positive change to your health, in ways that you cannot even imagine now, from our unique brand of chiropractic care… the real thing… authentic, “straight” Chiropractic.
Don’t come here if you’re looking to have no exam, no X-rays, no analysis, no plan, if you’re looking to get indiscriminately “cracked” (instead of adjusted) up and down your spine, in one visit, expecting your whole life to change. You’ve already had this. It didn't work. That’s why you’re looking elsewhere.
Proper chiropractic analysis is always applied, with the basic information of initial exam, X-rays and neurological exams, and periodic progressive exams, along with analysis on every visit, pre and post every adjustment. This is not just “How do you feel?”
Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC) is THE most serious threat to your health and well-being.
Let's take a moment to take a look at where health comes from.
Your brain and the nervous system controls and coordinates every cell, tissue, organ and system of the body.
VSC is a serious interference with that control and coordination, allowing chaos within your body, instead of harmony.
When one or more vertebrae are out of proper juxtaposition and/or not functioning properly, there will be an interference to the normal transmission of what we call “the mental impulse.” This is Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC). It can cause an ache or a pain, anything at all up to and including life-threatening disease. Disease begins with “dis-ease,” a lack of ease, of health.
In the VSC, various things are happening inside your body simultaneously. These various changes, known as "components," are all part of the vertebral subluxation complex. Chiropractors commonly recognize five categories of components present in the VSC. These five are:
The osseous (bone) component is where the vertebrae are either out of position, not moving properly, or are undergoing physical changes such as degeneration. This component is sometimes known as kinesiopathology.
The Nerve Component is the malfunctioning of the nerve. Research has shown that only a small amount of pressure on spinal nerves can have a profound impact on the function of the nerves. This component is scientifically known as neuropathology.
The Muscle Component is also involved. Since the muscles help hold the vertebrae in place, and since nerves control the muscles themselves, muscles are an integral part of any VSC. In fact, muscles both affect, and are affected by the VSC. This component is known as myopathology.
The Chemical Component is when all these components of the VSC are acting on your body, and therefore causing some degree of chemical changes. These chemical changes can be slight or massive depending on what parts of your body are affected by your subluxations. This component is often known as biochemical abnormalities.The Soft Tissue Component is when you have misaligned vertebrae and pressure on nerves resulting in changes in the surrounding soft tissues. This means the tendons, ligaments, blood supply, and other tissues undergo changes. These changes can occur at the point of the VSC or far away at some end point of the affected nerves. This component is also known as histopathology.
VSC causes you to express less Life. It causes you to express less of your genetic potential, which is one reason why it is so important for children to be under regular, wellness chiropractic care.
Only a proper chiropractic examination, including X-rays and neurological examination, can detect Vertebral Subluxations.
And only Chiropractic Adjustments can correct Vertebral Subluxations (VSC).
If you do not correct the subluxation, not only does it cause pressure on your nervous system , effecting your health and often times causing symptoms such as pain, it will lead to what is called "Subluxation Degeneration".
When a Subluxation is left uncorrected over years , a process known as Subluxation Degeneration will occur. This process is not unlike leaving a cavity in a tooth to degenerate and rot away. Others (in Medicine) may incorrectly define this as “spinal arthritis,” an accurate description, (arth = joint and it is= inflammation). The reality is, Subluxation Degeneration is not a disease process; it is your body trying to prevent worse damage, like spinal fracture.
There are four phases of Subluxation Degeneration, up to and including spinal fusion.
This video was prepared by Dr. Joseph Ferrantelli .
He does an excellent job of demonstrating the degeneration that takes place with Subluxation.
This process unfortunately is often painless, or results from the " My back goes out once and a while, but it usually goes away in a couple of days." Just like a tooth ache that may come and go will eventually lead to a rotten tooth possibly a root canal, Subluxation leads to Subluxation Degeneration.
How important is it to go to the dentist and get a check up periodically? It is every bit as important to get your spine checked to assure that your body is functioning at 100% and not premature joint degeneration.
If you or someone in your family I suffering, please feel free to come by and check out our office. Your initial consultation is always free. I can usually give you an idea of how bad the problem is and about what it will cost during your consultation.
Convenient Hours! We are open Monday through Friday from 7:00a.m. - 6:00p.m. and Saturday from 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
"No Wait Policy" At Barton Chiropractic in Concord, although we cannot gaurantee that you will not have to wait, I promise that we will do our best to make sure we see all of our patients immediately.
Our Office is Fun. Not stuffy and definitely kid friendly because we specialize in children and moms .
Experience Makes a Difference! With almost twenty six years of practice, Dr. Barton has seen more patients and helped more people than almost anyone around. Barton Chiropractic in Concord has helped thousands of patients many with problems just like yours!
Car Accident Liens: If you have been injured in a Car Accident, we are one of the few offices that accept liens, which means you can wait until your case settles to pay your bill.
Our office offers many different options available to help you afford the Chiropractic care you need.
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