Laying the Foundation for Total Health
Chiropractic care is like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work correctly. When building a house, if you tried to put up your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually collapse. If you tried to put on your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. The same is true for your body. Your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully.
In chiropractic there are many theories based on the science, science states your spine is made up of 24 movable bones, comprised of your neck, mid-back, low back and pelvis. Your spine allows your body to move as a unit, to twist, turn, reach up and down, if one bone in your spine isn't moving like it should, or is "stuck" aka a subluxation, the areas above and below that subluxation now have to carry more of the load of your spine.
The spine's number one priority is to protect your spinal cord which starts at your brain and extends down your spine which has exiting nerves that are in charge of your muscles, tendons, organs and joints, to name a few. Therefore, when your bones become "stuck" or subluxated, that nerve which exits the area cannot communicate to the muscle, tendon, organ or joint it is in charge of and the function of the area is decreased, not working at the optimal state your body needs it to.
At Mitskog Chiropractic, we are able to adjust the area of subluxation to allow for the communication of your nerves to work optimally and allow your body to work at its maximal capacity. Here, we have three general phases of care, which consist of the following:
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our office, the first objective is to help you feel better, to get you out of the pain you are experiencing. Dr. Mitskog uses a variety of techniques and therapies to help provide you relief from your pain in an efficient manner.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
Dr. Mitskog will discuss with you what may have caused your condition in attempt to prevent it from returning. She will also help formulate an easy exercise program to help strengthen and protect the injured area.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
The importance of wellness care is to make sure your spine is moving as optimally as it should to decrease the chance that the condition that was helped with pain relief and/or corrective care does not return to the full condition it once was. Therefore, once your body has fully healed from the previous care, it is important to consider regular chiropractic adjustments to avoid future problems. Dr. Mitskog believes in lifetime chiropractic care as well as good nutrition and exercise to keep your body healthy and performing well.