Schiffman Clinic of Chiropractic
The human spine is a very complex structure. It absorbs much of the stress of our daily lives. Every move we make and every activity we engage in, is dependent on our spine as the core support of our body.
The spine also the houses and protects the spinal cord and nerves. The delicate network of the main cable exiting the brain, along with the nerve that exits off the spinal cord, are dependent on the spinal column for protection and support.
For these reasons, the position of the vertebrae of the spine and the condition of the spine itself, are vitally important to the function of the nervous system and your overall health. Even slight spinal misalignments, known as subluxations, can have a profound negative impact on function and health.
Knowing the exact position of the spinal vertebrae is critical in determining the precise direction of correction of subluxations. Specific scientific chiropractic adjustments depend on knowing what direction and force is needed to help remove nerve interference caused by subluxations.
Spinal x-rays are the most precise way to determine the positioning of the individual vertebrae. Knowing the position and the condition the vertebrae determines what specific adjustments may be needed.
Due to the stresses and activities of daily life, many people’s spines change as they age. Things such as osteoarthritis, disc degeneration, scoliosis, osteoporosis, and curvature changes are not uncommon. To best address how to deal with these issues with chiropractic requires knowing the exact condition of the spine and the underlying structures. X-rays are the best way to understand these spinal changes.
Seeing what is actually happening with the spine is the safest, and most exact way to determine if chiropractic can help, as well as the type of chiropractic that can be safely administered.