At SHIFT Integrative Medicine, we practice a variety of Chiropractic techniques to remove and correct subluxations. Drs. Murray and Shannon Smith are committed to helping families in the community experience improved health and vitality and their gentle approach of educating their patients on how to manage stress, sustain and maintain physical and mental performance and prevent injury in the workplace and at home is unique.
Chiropractic Adjustments Can Be Beneficial For The Following Conditions:
Ear Infections Scoliosis Neck Pain Back Pain Extremity Pain ‐ Shoulders, Wrists, Knees, Ankles, Feet
Headaches ADHD Whiplash Sciatica Allergies Colic
Slipped Discs Stress Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Maintenance Care
Chiropractic care is a drug‐free, non‐surgical approach to healing and wellness. Chiropractors go to the root of the problem by looking to the spine and removing interference from the spine with controlled techniques called an adjustment, which restores health and heals injuries. Dr. Drs. Murray and Shannon Smith specializes in effective, gentle techniques including
- Torque release technique
- Activator method
- Diversified technique
- Cranial-Sacral therapy
- Pediatric techniques
- Thompson drop table
Our office also offers intersegmental traction to improve the curve of your back along with posture. Spinal traction stretches the spine helping to relieve sprains and spasms of the neck and back muscles. By stretching the spine, we are taking pressure off of the pinched nerves in the spine and creating more space for your discs to rehydrate and function like they should.
A Chiropractic Adjustment is a minor movement of vertebrae in the spine that has been subluxated or misaligned. The objective is to realign the vertebrae to proper position taking pressure off of the nervous system allowing the body to properly function and heal.
An adjustment is often pressure from the Chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move the vertebrae back into place. This happens with a quick movement and often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like a ‘crack,’ we refer to this as a joint cavitation. It is the release of gases, such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint. Adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level. When your body is in alignment, it can express itself in its full potential.
A subluxation is a misaligned vertebrae or joint that does not allow for proper movement and cuts off communication between your brain and your body. Subluxations can be caused by chemical, physical, and/or emotional stress. This ranges from bad posture to car accidents to not sleeping properly to stressing about a work day. If subluxations remain untreated, the spine and surrounding features, such as discs, begin to degenerate. This degeneration becomes more difficult to reverse as time goes on due to muscle spasms that have developed along with the nerves and bones taking on a new and improper position.
To remove subluxations or a misalignment between the joints, Chiropractors use an adjustment.
Chiropractic care is very important to your health. Some of the conditions we treat by removing subluxations/misalignments in the body with an adjustment are Headaches, ADHD, Whiplash, Sciatica, Allergies, Colic, Ear Infections, Scoliosis, GI Tract problems, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Slipped Discs, Stress, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Extremity Pain‐ Shoulders, Wrists, Knees, Ankles, and Feet, and Maintenance Care. Come in today and start your care to a better pain free life.