Dr. Quinton Willilams, DC, is the chiropractor at Balance Westside Wellness.
Chiropractic Standard of Care
It’s a scientific fact that your brain, spinal cord, and nerves control every aspect of the body. Any interference on the vital nerve links between the brain and the body will result in the body not being able to function at its maximum capability. A common source of interference comes from abnormal alignment of the spinal column which encases the “information super highway” of the spinal cord.
Nerve pressure can cause numbness, weakness or the under-performance of organs and tissues. Also, spinal misalignment (bad posture included) can cause nerve tissue to stretch and become irritated. This can distort nerve messages between your body and brain. The result can manifest in a number of ways including but not limited to having a hyperactive organ function, high blood pressure and even pain.
Therefore, the focus of Chiropractic care is on the integrity of your nervous system in order to allow the body to heal on its own. A healthy lifestyle involves a healthy nervous system along with incorporating proper stress management, nutrition and exercise techniques.
What is a Subluxation?
In simplest terms, a subluxation (a.k.a. vertebral subluxation) is when one or more of the bones of your spine (vertebrae) move out of position and create pressure on, or irritate spinal nerves. Spinal nerves are the nerves that come out from between each of the bones in your spine. This pressure or irritation on the nerves then causes those nerves to malfunction and interfere with the signals traveling over those nerves.
How does this 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, some part of your body will not be working properly.
It is the responsibility of Dr. Williams to locate subluxations, and reduce or correct them. This is done through a series of chiropractic adjustments specifically designed to correct the vertebral subluxations in your spine. Chiropractors are the only professionals who undergo years of training to be the experts at correcting subluxations.