Relief vs. Correction
At Bright Light Chiropractic we specialize in Neurologically-based Chiropractic Care. We provide scientifically specific, life-changing chiropractic adjustments over time and with repetition to correct the true cause of your health concerns. We get incredible results and we look forward to serving you and your family. The difference between Neurological-based Chiropractic Corrective Care and Temporary Relief Care is the difference between long-term optimal health and just feeling good.
Because of advancements in technology and a new understanding of the spine and nervous system we are now able to correct the spine and utilize pre and post x-rays to document the correctional changes taking place. We achieve these changes through a series of highly specific and gentle adjustments. If we are able to accept your case, a care plan will be recommended for you based on the preexisting levels of degeneration within the spine, levels of physical activity, your age, and your response to the adjustment. Not every spine can be fully corrected so we always start with an evaluation to determine any limitations and expectations for results.
It is essential that both parties are working toward the same goal when searching for a chiropractor. Traditionally, the main focus of health care is centered around one's symptoms and the treatment or relief of their symptoms, thus the basis for relief care. Currently, Neurological-based Chiropractic Care is highly recognized for its ability to provide relief care and is highly regarded for its ability to help a practice member when all other forms of healthcare have failed. Many chiropractors specialize in and are extremely successful with providing temporary relief care, however, this was never the original intended purpose for chiropractic care.
The goal of Neurological-based Chiropractic Care is to locate and identify the underlying cause of one's health concerns and correct them at the source. A condition of the spine, known as vertebral subluxation complex, interferes with the human body's natural ability to heal itself and adapt to its surroundings. Neurological-based Chiropractors locate vertebral subluxations, analyze all of its components, then design a specific protocol of adjustments to correct the condition. More importantly, our team is dedicated to educate you and your family on how to achieve a state of optimal health and wellness and how to maintain a healthy spine and nervous system for future years.
"Although chiropractic is effective in providing a band-aid or temporary pain relief treatment, we have found that true spinal correction offers long-term benefits. This is precisely why our office specializes in Neurological-based Chiropractic Care."
To fully understand and appreciate the difference between Neurological-based Chiropractic Care and temporary relief, and the importance of Neurological-based care, let's start by looking at the difference between "symptoms" and "warning signs". Let's go through an example. If a person sprains their ankle, and they experience pain in their ankle, this is a direct cause and effect relationship. The location of pain and the site of the injury are exactly the same. This is a perfect instance of a symptom. However, if an individual is suffering from heart disease and has pain radiating into their left arm, the problem is likely not related to the left arm. This is a classic warning sign of an issue with the heart. It would seem wasteful to spend an immense amount of energy and resources treating the individual's left arm pain when the true cause of this pain is stemming from their heart. Although chiropractic is effective in providing a band-aid or temporary pain relief treatment, we have found that true spinal correction offers long-term benefits. This is precisely why our office specializes in Neurological-based Chiropractic Care.
Similar to the spine, if vertebral subluxation is affecting the spinal column and nervous system, causing pressure on the never going to your leg, over time one may begin to experience leg pain (commonly called sciatica). We could examine and treat the leg, but it wouldn't do any good due to the fact that this was a warning sign leading us to the site of the true problem, the spine and nervous system. Identifying which nerves in the spine are being affected will determine what type of warning sign we may experience. Unfortunately, there is often a significant time delay between the onset of subluxation and when the first warning signs are experienced. This is a result of our body's inherent ability to adapt to both its internal and external environment. For example, if you find a pebble in your shoe, you don't lean on it, you lean off of it, similar to the manner in which your body behaves in relation to a vertebral subluxation.
Commonly, one of the first vertebral subluxations to occur in the spine happens in the upper neck. This can happen for several reasons, including the fact that the vertebrae, ligaments, and muscles in the neck are the smallest and the head (particularly in children) is disproportionately heavy in comparison to the body. Small slips and falls as a child or even the birth process itself can result in the small vertebra of the neck becoming displaced or subluxated. The body, and its inborn intelligence, will change our posture, often shifting the head in front of the shoulders and/or leaning the head to one side or the other, in order to reduce the pressure this subluxation places on the spinal cord. As a result of the change in head posture, one's rib cage may bend or shift causing reduced pressure on the spinal nerves and similarly the large muscle groups of the lumbar spine and pelvis will compensate in order to further reduce the unwanted pressure of the spinal nerves. This is a much better state for the overall well being of the body, than suffering the immediate and devastating effects of spinal cord and spinal nerve pressure. However, the imbalanced pressure remains on the vertebral discs and causes them to begin to wear out at a progressive rate.