An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Looking for a chiropractor, but not sure what you're looking for? If you're not familiar with chiropractic, and what it is, then here is a brief explanation for you. Your brain controls everything in your body, along with the spinal cord and the nerves that go to the different parts of your body. Your spinal cord transmits the messages to and from your brain.
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If any part of your spine (the vertebra) get out of alignment, then what results is nerve interference and degeneration and decay. This interference can cause pain (neck, shoulder, low back), tension, headaches, migraines and many other symptoms in the body. Chiropractic works to realign these misaligned vertebra so that your body can function better as a whole and start to heal again.
"We specialize in getting people pain free without drugs or surgery."
Now that you understand a little more about what chiropractic is, now you can understand what it can be used for. The short answer is: everything. The long answer is, anything that is being caused by nerve interference. Most people go through life not realizing that it's the little things that slowly ruin your health, not the big things. It's the fast food once/day for five years that slowly destroys your metabolism and doesn't allow you to lose weight and causes plaque to form in your arteries. It's the desk that you sit in at work that is one inch too low that causes your head posture to slowly creep forward that gives you the headaches, numbness and tingling down your arms and tension across your shoulders. It's the standing on your feet for 8-10 hours in poor footwear that slowly wears out the disk in your low back leading to a herniation. Chiropractic looks to remove the cause of those problems and prevent long term issues without the use of drugs and surgery.
On your first appointment, we will do a very thorough history and exam to make sure that chiropractic is the right treatment for you. We rule in and rule out different problems that may not be treatable through chiropractic and if its something we can help you with, we'll let you know, and if it's not, we'll let you know that as well.
Our office is located at 2757 Leonard St NE and we have hours to accommodate a busy work schedule. We can usually take walk-ins if scheduled a couple hours before hand. If you're looking for a chiropractor in the Grand Rapids area then we are here to serve. Schedule Online Here to make a new patient appointment. We also accept most insurances, including Priority Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
We look forward to seeing you in the office. :)