Let's begin with how different chiropractic is from any other form of healthcare. 

 

Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts which is concerned with human health and prevention of disease. Chiropractors don't treat any diseases, at least not medically speaking.

 

Then, how do patients get well?

 

That's simple! As Chiropractors, we communicate with the doctor who resides inside every one of us and you are the one who does all the heal-ing. So, give your body the real credit for healing!

 

We give your body the highest healing potential!

 

Chiropractors do so by removing nerve interference called “Subluxations”. This is done by adjusting the spine to correct these subluxations (nerve interference) and teaching about their cause. There is only one type of doctor whose only purpose is just that!

 

This teacher and practitioner is known as a Chiropractor…

 

Chiropractors are the only professionals trained to check you and your family’s spines for subluxations. Once subluxations are found, chiropractors correct them.

 

They are concerned with correcting the causerather than treating the effects.

 

This works by freeing up the nerve system so the brain can communicate with the body.The nerve system is so important that is has been surrounded by bone. No other system has this distinction! The brain is protected by the skull. The extension of the brain, or spinal cord, is protected by a moveable bony covering called. THE SPINE. The spine provides a freely movable covering that protects the nerve system. When the spine works properly the integrity of the nerve system is maintained. This allows it to be used by the innate intelligence to keep us healthy, function to our highest potential, and be full of life!

 

So this is why on your first visit we MUST check your Nerve system

 

...by providing a Holistic Health Care Consultation, State of the Art Holistic Nerve and Spinal Exam, Full Computerized Thermal Spinal Scan, & Advanced Biostructual Digital Corrective X-rays to see if your spine is interfering with your nerve system and getting in the way of your healing potential and live the healthiest life that you deserve!

 

We truly care about making the world a better place…For ourselves, family, friends, people, and for the future!

The more you understand your body and how it functions, the better equipped you'll be at taking care of yourself to achieve optimal health. Our team of health professionals empower patients to take charge of your own health and future, educating you about your condition to decrease your need for future care. We've included the Patient Education section on our website to provide you with valuable, practical wellness information. We hope you will turn to these pages whenever you have a question about health related issues and urge you to contact our practice at any time to make an appointment with one of our chiropractors.

SIX STEPS TO WELLNESS

STRUCTURE

Step 1: Re-establish Structural Integrity, The Foundation of Health.

Nerve and Structural interference happens when nerves or tissue are interfered with causing the life energy, which flows through them, to be blocked.  It can be produced through trauma such as an accident or fall, fractures, surgery, emotional stress, etc.

If our tissues, muscles or fascial movements are restricted it can cause interference with the electrical impulses moving through them.  Pain and disease are not the initial cause, but are actually key indicators of nerve interference.

Re-establishing structural integrity is the foundation of health.  80% of all conditions improve when the structure of the body is properly re-established to allow a free flow of vital energy.   


ELECTRICAL POLLUTION

Step 2: Rebalance Electromagnetics

We live in an ocean of electromagnetism.  Our bodies have their own electromagnetic field much like a magnet has north and south polarities.  Every cell has north and south polarity that affects all functions of the cell.  Our fields should be synchronized with the natural rhythms of the earth, moon and sun.


When electromagnetic pollution from power lines, appliances, computers and TVs, microwave communications devices, and even the electric clock by the bed begins to accumulate, our entire system becomes stressed to the point of exhaustion.  Our vision declines, our cells no longer know how to build and repair the body properly, and illness can set in.


NUTRITION

Step 3: Rebalance Nutrition

    A.    Reset Adrenals & the General Adaptive Syndrome (GAS)
    B.    Replenish Nutrition for Organs, Glands or Systems Weakness.
    C.    Reduce Infective Organisms in the Body.
    D.    Replace Enzymes and/or HCL to Aid Digestion, Assimilation and Elimination.
    E.    Restore Proper Bowl Flora to Optimize Colon Function

Survey's show that 20% of the US population never eats vegetables, and 40% rarely consumes fruit or fruit juices.  80% of the population never consumes whole grains or high-fiber foods.  All forms of refined sugar lower the immune system's function and interferes with the ability of the white blood cells to destroy unfriendly bacteria.

The standard American diet, which contains food grown on depleted soils, has left Americans deficient in many nutrients important to health.  In 1936, U.S. Senate Document 264 noted that 95% of Americans are deficient in one or more major minerals and many trace minerals, which have been proven to be necessary for bone mineralization.


ALLERGIES AND SENSITIVITIES

Step 4: Reprogram the body for any Allergy or Sensitivity

Conventional estimates suggest that 35 million people in the US suffer from allergies of different kinds.  As we remove the interferences to your health, reset your adrenal gland, and correct your nutrition and digestion we must correct allergies and sensitivities or they will keep triggering your immune system back into interference.  This is a very significant stage of healing and cannot be ignored.

There are basically three causes of allergies:

    1.     A substance in the environment such as dust, mold, pollen, etc.
    2.     Foods or food additives such as corn, milk, soy, etc.
    3.     Metabolic Biproducts (bodily fluids and tissues).

Allergic reactions can mimic a wide range of diseases and disorders and lead to confused immune system responses and to killing off friendly protective bacteria in our GI tracts, which encourages infective organisms.  Infective organisms are linked to leaky gut syndrome, or excessive permeability of the GI tract, partly caused by damaged, leaky walls in the digestive tract that allow food particles into the blood stream.  Food particles in the digestive tract are normal, but food particles in the blood stream are reacted to as foreign invaders.


EMOTIONS AND STRESS

Step 5: Re-evaluate Emotional Patterns & Remove Limiting Belief Systems

Emotion has been shown by the latest research to be a complex reaction between the body and mind.  This results in chemical reactions in the brain and cells, which produces energy made of electrical and magnetic nerve signals.  These energies or emotions literally have a frequency, which radiates outward from our energy field. 

The mind is a field of energy made up of the brain, the body, and the entire energy field.  These chemical and energy patterns are stored in the mind-body field and this is called emotional memory.  Patterns of thought and behavior are caused by one's perception.

Perceptions and beliefs are represented by the stored configurations of memory held in an electromagnetic field we call our mind.  Past experiences and perceptions of them control reflex emotional responses.  These emotional reflexes can then be re-played and create interferences to normal functions in life and limit one's ability to perceive situations properly.


TOXICITY

Step 6: Remove Heavy Metals and Other Toxins from the Body

Toxic metals are widely used in industry, food processing, and agriculture, and find their way into our air, food, and water. Exposures to these toxins are not blatantly obvious to us and are hard to pinpoint as a cause for illness. Some toxins are naturally occurring chemicals that our body has had a hard time breaking down. When accumulated in our cells these toxins can cause mutation or death. These can be harmless in very small quantities by deadly in large amounts. 

Researchers and experts in environmental medicine tell us that it is not a question of if our bodies are burdened with toxic overload but “how bad is it.” Common problems of toxicity include: headaches, fatigue, general joint and muscle pain, skin disorders like rashes and eczema, and asthma and allergies. Many toxins are neurotoxins like monosodium glutamate and mercury and affect our brain functions such as memory, quick thinking and moods.

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Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to be a safe and effective alternative treatment for pain and injury.

Chiropractors perform 95 percent of all adjustments in the world to correct the subluxations, or misalignments, of the vertebrae in the spine. Chiropractic adjustments are performed by applying gentle, yet firm pressure to a bone. The goal of any adjustment is to restore the bone to its natural, or original, position. The important thing to remember is the act the adjustment frees—not forces—a vertebra to allow it to find its natural position. This is accomplished by the body's innate intelligence.

Chiropractic adjustments are performed to treat a wide variety of conditions, including (but not limited to):

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive strain disorders
  • Chronic muscle pain and stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Most musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries
  • Nerve disorders
  • Pain and stiffness in the back, chest, abdomen, neck, hips and shoulders, as well as extremities, such as arms, legs, and feet
  • Sciatica pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Whiplash and other traumatic injuries

Adjustments can be performed while sitting, standing, or lying down. Some adjustments involve special instruments or tables.

Some common adjustment techniques include:

  • Instrument adjustments, which involve a spring-loaded device.
  • Lumbar roll, in which the chiropractor applies a firm, yet quick thrust to a misaligned vertebra while the patient lies on his or her side.
  • Motion palpation, a hand technique the chiropractor uses to determine if your vertebrae are properly aligned.
  • Release work, in which the chiropractor uses gentle pressure with the fingers to separate the vertebrae.
  • Table adjustments, which entail lying on a specially designed table that drops when pressure is applied to a specific area. The dropping motion allows more gentle adjustments than some manual adjustments do.
  • Toggle drop, which entails firm pressure applied on a specific area of the spine by using crossed hands.

Chiropractors take many factors—including size, weight, and muscle structure—into consideration when deciding on which adjustment to make. Sometimes, ice, electrical stimulation, or massage therapy (including traction massage) are used prior to a spinal manipulation in order to relax the muscles.

In some cases, it may necessary to perform an adjustment while you are sedated.

Spinal manipulation under anesthesia, which is considered a very safe procedure, is usually reserved for patients with conditions such as chronic neck, back, and joint pain, muscle spasm, shortened muscles, and fibrous adhesions.

Another form of adjustment called craniosacral therapy, or "CST," involves exerting very mild pressure to the body's craniosacral system, which is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. This includes cranium—which is composed of the skull, face and mouth, and the "sacrum," or tailbone.

CST has been shown to provide relief from chronic neck and back pain, scoliosis, brain and spinal cord injuries, migraines, chronic fatigue, nervous system disorders, jaw joint problems, and stress disorders. (Conditions such as aneurysm and intracranial hemorrhage prohibit this kind of therapy.)

Adjustments almost always do not involve any pain or discomfort. The important thing for a patient to keep in mind is to remain relaxed, because stiffening up may impede the adjustment process. Popping sounds are sometimes heard during adjustments; these are usually pockets of air being released behind a joint or other bony structure.

Adjustments can leave you with a greater sense of well-being, calm, and most importantly, on the road to a life without pain. Following an adjustment, some patients experience mild aching or soreness in their spinal joints or muscles, which can usually be relieved by an ice or heat pack.

Adjustments have been shown to:

  • Increase blood flow
  • Increase pain tolerance levels
  • Increase range of motion
  • Increase the body's secretion of "good" chemicals, such as melatonin and endorphins
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Reduce tension and muscle pressure

Dr. Constandinos Shizas D.C. - Chiropractor, "the Source of Health", 1279 Route 46 East, Parsippany NJ, 07054 973-794-3762, 973.794.3763 (fax)