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About Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a science, art, and philosophy that concerns itself with the relationship between the nervous system and function (health) of the body.

Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body!

The chiropractic approach to better health is to detect, reduce, and prevent nervous system dysfunction - also referred to as subluxation. Subluxation is a minor misalignment of one vertebrae to the next, which irritates a nerve and causes loss of function in the body.

Just about any stress or discomfort to your body can be relieved and corrected by Chiropractic care. Read below to learn about specific cases and how Chiropractic treats each with success.

Auto Collisions

Auto collisions can inflict minor to severe trauma to your spine and nervous system. Chiropractic uses gentle, effective techniques to relax the build-up of tension and relieves the pressure from your spine and nervous system. Allow Chiropractic care to drastically reduce and correct any pain or tension through effective adjustments and lasting care.

Work Injuries

Any type of work injury, whether it cause neck, shoulder or back pain or tension, can be treated through chiropractic care and relieved as well as corrected to the extent possible. Back pain is largely due to the build-up of tension in the spine and muscles. Don't let this discomfort hinder your ability to work or function in your everyday activities. A chiropractor can relieve your pain, correct any subluxations, and prevent lasting discomfort from this injury that could result.


A spinal checkup could be one of the most important checkups your child will ever have. With childhood being so "physical", falls and accidents are all part of a normal childhood and yet they can cause spinal misalignments and nerve damage - with serious consequences. Dis-ease (a term that chiropractors and others have long used to describe a state of harmony in the body) will cause a generalized weakening of your child's body, lowered resistance to disease, and consequent body malfunction and sickness. Without spinal health, true health is impossible to attain.

Stress Reduction

The first step to dramatically reducing the stress in your life should be through Chiropractic care. Fixing the physical stress to your body and nervous system that has built up will allow you to be more relaxed, perhaps less irritable and moody, and focus on the other aspects of your life that will optimize your health and happiness.

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Evidence has shown that most headaches are stress related. The muscles in your neck and shoulders become tense as stress irritates the nervous system. The blood to the brain can be reduced which causes a lack of oxygen to the brain. Receiving chiropractic care will rid of your headaches by relieving the pressure on the nerves. Aspirin or other medication you may be taking only provides temporary relief, masking the pain instead of handling the actual cause of it.


Fatigue is usually caused by nervous exhaustion and improper nutrition. You become tense and have trouble sleeping when the nervous system is irritated. Chiropractic removes the tension from the nervous system, and as a result you will be more at ease, rest better, and absorb nutrients more efficiently.

Sinus & Allergy Problems

If you suffer from sinus and allergy problems, your nervous system has become hypersensitive from different variations of stress. These include accidents, falls, lack of exercise, poor posture, tension, and everyday stress. Chiropractic care can find the irritation to your nerves that go to your sinuses and correct that, leaving you to function normally and be healthy.

Digestive Disturbances

Digestive problems are also known to be related to tension and stress. One example is when your nervous system is irritated, you receive a nervous stomach. The irritated nerves that are connected with the colon can result in digestive malfunction. If you were in a car accident, it is likely digestive troubles will occur due to damage to the spine and nervous system.

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"Wonderful results! Much less tightness and NO PAIN, even during exam week in Masters school. I can concentrate better on school and work as a nurse since my pain and tightness has decreased."
-Kathy U.

"I was on meds and a regular Rolaid user (6 a day) for heart burn and after my 1st week of Chiro care I was heart burn FREE!"
-Heidi S.

"I have suffered with daily headaches for 13 years. The severity controlled me, missing school, work, etc. I came to the Chiropractor and stopped daily meds. I feel better now than I have in years."
-Allison L.

"My son was diagnosed with a skin rash that was very rare and considered “untreatable”. Dr. Harstad recommended we test for food allergies. We found he was reacting to cow’s milk and other foods. His rash is 80 – 90% gone."
-Matthew P.

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