Adjustments are the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident.
When these vertebrae are out of place, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can't function at our peak.
A specific adjustment is often a pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a vertebrae back into place.
Upper cervical and chiropractic adjustments are an excellent way to restore brain to body communication which keeps the body functioning at its highest level. When the body is in alignment, the body is able to respond and perform as it was designed to.
Family First Chiropractic is thrilled to offer a state of the art X-ray facility that enables them to take full spine x-rays and specific Upper Cervical views.
X-rays are taken on patients to give us an inside look at what is going on with the bone structure of the upper cervical region, spine and surrounding skeletal structure.
Dr. Dawn and Dr. Payton have spent years perfecting their skills taking and analyzing Upper Cervical x-rays. We recognize that not everyone wants an x-ray so our doctors will always take that into consideration.
Chiropractic massage is an excellent method for improving overall health and musculoskeletal efficiency. Massage has a number of beneficial effects on the body and the mind. Some of these include removal of toxins that can build up in the muscles of the body, increased circulation, and increased flexibility in not only the muscles, but also the connective tissue within the body.
Massage also can help with muscle spasms as well as soft tissue injuries. Increasing the movement and reducing the overall recovery time by helping the body in the healing process. In addition, consistent massage has been known to increase balance.
Chiropractic Massage has proven to assist in the healing of a large number of conditions including back pain, surgery recovery, eating and sleep disorders as well as high blood pressure and diabetes among others.