Chiropractic is a natural, holistic, non-invasive approach to your health care. Chiropractic recognizes the scientific fact that your body is naturally self-healing, and it helps to ease the pathways that allow your body to heal itself effectively. Virtually every system in your body – from your organs, to your tissues, and even to individual cells – is controlled and regulated by your nervous system. Your brain sends impulses to the billions of nerves in your body, and receives critical information in return.
Like a busy highway, our brain is constantly sending signals to every part of our body at unimaginable speeds. One small block can cause as cascade of events that can lead to non-optimal performance of our organs. The proper alignment of the spine is vital for optimum function of the nervous system without interference. The main pathway between your brain and the body is the spinal cord, protected by the bony vertebrae that make up the spinal column.
Through injury, stress, or even daily life, your spinal vertebrae can become misaligned, and pinch or irritate the nerve tissue of your spinal cord. As a result, the vital signals between your brain and your body’s organs and tissues can be diminished or altered. Spinal joints that aren’t moving as they should can irritate and even choke nearby nerves. Your nervous system is disrupted, and you experience pain and discomfort.
Chiropractors are highly trained and licensed to be able to assess the spines of individuals and locate a vertebral subluxation complex. The subluxation is defined as a bone (known as a vertebra) within the spine that is not moving properly or is improperly positioned causing nerve interference.
Chiropractic adjustments add motion to these stuck joints, reducing nervous system disruption, allowing the free flow of healthy nerve impulses. Then, health has the best opportunity to return.
Chiropractors remove imbalances in your posture and structural misalignments that tend to accumulate in our bodies over time.
Dr. Jennifer Ridley is a Doctor of Chiropractic, a member of a time-honored healthcare discipline with licensed practitioners in all 50 states. Chiropractic is recognized by governmental health care programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Worker’s Compensation and others.
As Chiropractors, we detect, analyze, and correct these complexes using a number of different techniques specific for each individual. Dr. Ridley also uses traditional chiropractic adjusting for patients who prefer or respond better to that.
Low Force Adjusting:
Dr. Ridley uses only gentle pressure, known as low force adjusting, to correct misalignments. Low force adjusting, utilizing the Impulse IQ, activator or impulse adjusting instruments, is gentle enough for infants and the elderly, yet is so effective that it can dramatically improve athletic performance. This low force approach delivers powerful, lasting results without sudden movements or cracking of joints and x-rays are rarely required.
• Low pain threshold
• Acute neck or back pain
• Chronic neck or back pain
• Herniated discs
• Tennis elbow
• Golfers elbow
• Hand pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, ankle and foot pain
• TMJ syndrome
• Peripheral neuropathy
• Migraine headaches
• Tension headache
• Rotator cuff syndrome
You too can have powerful results from this gentle low force chiropractic technique. Why wait to get on with your life? Get out of pain now.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ridley at LiveWell Chiropractic and Wellness Center and find out if you are a candidate for treatment with our Chiropractic Services.
Q: What should I look for in a chiropractor near me?
A: Finding the best chiropractor for your needs is a very personal decision. There are many fine practitioners around the DFW Metroplex, and each one often specializes in a certain discipline of chiropractic care. While finding that specific “chiropractor near me” can be ideal for scheduling appointments, it’s important to find the expert that’s going to help you get to the root cause of any problems you’re experiencing and help you find the best solution for YOU. The quick, 2-minute video below talks about the importance of identifying root causes and not just treating symptoms.
Q: Will I get addicted to chiropractic adjustments?
A: No. Many people feel a pleasant sense of ease and well-being after their chiropractic adjustments. Some feel as though their power has been “turned on.” Others feel more whole or “connected.” (This is what “normal” feels like!) Once people experience this feeling they often choose to adopt some type of ongoing schedule of care so they continue to feel this way all the time. It’s not an addiction.
Q: Why are so many visits necessary for some people and others are better after just one visit?
A: By the time many people consult our office, they’ve had their problem for some time. Retraining muscles and ligaments that support the spine takes time. Each visit builds on the ones before. Things like smoking, diabetes, depression, being out of shape and prior injuries all make a difference in how quickly people respond. You will never be asked to sign up for any long term commitments; how long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.
Q: Is chiropractic care for children?
A: Why would a child have a spine and nervous system problem? Traumatic births. Learning to walk. Slips. Falls. The list is endless. Yet, because children have such an adaptive capacity, these problems are often brushed off as “growing pains” or just a “phase they’re going through.”
“As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” Many research projects show chiropractic care being helpful for your infant’s health and wellness.
The concern that many parents have is that chiropractic adjustments will be too forceful. They mistakenly think that their child will receive adjustments like ones they receive. Not only are adjusting techniques modified for each person’s size and unique spinal problem, an infant’s spine rarely has the long-standing muscle tightness seen in adults. This makes a child’s chiropractic adjustments gentle, comfortable and effective. Because skilled chiropractors know exactly where and how to adjust, newborns and infants are adjusted with no more pressure than you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato. Many parents have commented that they see almost instant improvements in the well-being of their child.
Q: What conditions do chiropractors treat?
A: Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain, nerve pain, headaches, and migraines. They also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred or radiating pain, numbness and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. The benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues, as well, since our body structure affects our overall function. DCs also counsel patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.
Q: Is chiropractic treatment safe?
A: Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuro and musculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Current research shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours. The risk of care is further decreased at LiveWell because Dr. Ridley uses low force chiropractic techniques.
Q: What does low force chiropractic mean?
A: The underlying theory is still the same—the application of pressure to the affected joint in order to restore mobility and correct subluxations. However, using the adjustment tools allows Dr. Ridley to be much more precise in the adjustment allowing much less force to be used, adjusting to the stiffness of each individual. Low force adjusting is gentle enough for infants and the elderly, yet is so effective that it can be used on large well-muscled athletes. This low force approach delivers powerful, lasting results without sudden movements or cracking of joints and x-rays are rarely required.
Q: Do insurance plans cover chiropractic?
A: Yes. Chiropractic care is included in most health insurance plans; our office will discuss your insurance benefits with you.
Q: Is chiropractic treatment ongoing?
A: Usually yes. The hands-on nature of the chiropractic treatment is essentially what requires patients to visit the chiropractor a number of times. To be treated by a chiropractor, a patient needs to be in his or her office. In contrast, a course of treatment from medical doctors often involves a pre-established plan that is conducted at home (i.e. taking a course of antibiotics once a day for a couple of weeks). A chiropractor may provide acute, chronic, and/or preventive care thus making a certain number of visits sometimes necessary. Every patient is unique in our practice, which means there are no pre-set treatment plans; Dr. Ridley will discuss with you what she thinks your course of treatment will be. Our goal is to give each patient exactly what they need to meet their treatment goals. There is no pressure and no signing up for long term contracts. We want you in our office because you want to be here and because you are getting better, not because you signed a contract!
Q: Is it OK to see a chiropractor if I'm pregnant?
A: Any time is a good time for a better-functioning nervous system. Pregnant mothers find that chiropractic adjustments help with pregnancy discomforts (like sciatica and rib pain) improve their pregnancy and make delivery easier for themselves and their baby.
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