Welcome to Caring Hands Chiropractic!
Do you want to feel better? be healthier? keep doing the things you love? have more energy? move with more flexibility and freedom? At Caring Hands Chiropractic we have helped many people just like you!
There is no doubt in most people’s minds that the health of people today is declining. We may be living longer, but the real question is ‘is our quality of life improving’? With 80% of adults currently experiencing some form of chronic illness, the answer appears to be no. (Chestnut, J.L. 2011)
To many of us health means feeling good, however is this really what true health is? The World Health Organisation defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (who.int 2003). Therefore when looking at the health of ourselves and our community we must consider how each person is functioning mentally, physically and emotionally rather than if they are simply displaying symptoms.
Many people are now looking for a safe, effective, drug free and cost effective way of improving their health and quality of life. To most people this means being around longer and healthier to spend more time with family and doing the things that they love.
Day to day stress alters the environment that your body is in, causing an adaptive state called Allostasis, which means that your body is moving out of balance (homeostasis) and away from health(McEwen, B.S 2006).
The more chronic stress we are under the more the load it places on our body. There is a great analogy to help understand the concept of how stress accumulates and causes ill health.
If you imagine that you are born into a swimming pool with a backpack on. Now, think of stress as a rock. With each stress we endure a rock gets put into our backpack. As the rocks pile up we start to sink lower in the pool. The lower we sink, the more we have to struggle to stay afloat (allostasis); we start to get sick.
When we are in allostasis we can start to exhibit symptoms such as poor health, back pain, neck pain, headaches and other musculoskeletal complaints.
Chiropractic is uniquely qualified in the area of spinal health, spine related functional ability and spine related quality of life regarding both the importance of, and the relationship among, spinal motion, alignment, neurology and health (Chestnut, J.L. 2003).
Chiropractors know that movement is an essential nutrient to the brain and spine and also acknowledge the fact that if we are not moving, eating and thinking well this will greatly impact health.
Your chiropractor can help you to identify what the rocks in your backpack are and help you to improve your health and quality of life. Chiropractic adjustments get you spine functioning and take the spinal dysfunction rock out of your backpack safely, effectively and drug free.