Is chiropractic effective?
Chiropractic helps to remove postural imbalances and structural misalignments that can accumulate in our bodies over time. Chiropractic
works by restoring your own inborn ability to be healthy. For your body to remain healthy, your nervous system must function well. For your
nervous system to function well it must be free of interference. By restoring spinal function with Chiropractic adjustments, nerve interference
by misaligned vertebrae is removed, thus allowing optimal nervous system function and improved health.
Why should I see Dr. Denny at Denny Chiropractic and Acupuncture
Seeing Dr. Denny is not only for back pain and neck pain. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to keep your body at its peak performance
through nutrition, adjustment and overall wellness. In addition, chiropractic care has been known to help a wide range of conditions from
fibromyalgia to pregnancy related pains and brestfeeding.
What is Subluxation?
When a vertebrae becomes misaligned or moves out of its normal position, this is referred to in the chiropractic profession as a subluxation. Subluxations can be caused by a wide range of issues ranging from a minor slip or bump to a car accident or any sudden trauma. When a
vertebrae is subluxated, it begins to put pressure on nerves, blood vessels and everything around it. This pressure comes with a price. The
subluxation interrupts the natural pathways that the messages sent from the brain need to be clear in order to be completed properly.
How does chiropractic care work?
Chiropractic is an overall way of looking at the human body. It's based on the idea that the body is self-sustaining and self-healing. The body
is in essence completely controlled by the brain through its connection via the spinal cord and the vast networks of nerves that make up the
body. When this system is not functioning at its peak, the overall performance of the human body is lacking.
In the chiropractic world, drugs and medicine are not utilized as a form of treating a patient. While supplementation and nutrition are almost
always a part of the bigger picture, drugs and prescriptions can be viewed as band-aids to treat symptoms rather than going to the source and treating the real problem.
While it's often perceived that the chiropractor is solely here to treat back and neck pain, this is simply a small piece of what the profession
really is capable of handling. Dr. Denny at Denny Chiropractic and Acupuncture not only cares for back pain, neck pain, sciatica and joint pain,
but is largely called on to deal with more significant issues. Some of these issues include fibromyalgia, insomnia, headaches, TMJ, torticollis
and many more.
What is a chiropractic adjustment? Is it safe?
Adjustments, or manipulation as they're sometimes referred to is 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.
An adjustment is often a pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a vertebrae back into place. This
happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you're cracking your knuckles
referred to as joint cavitation. It is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.
What can I expect from my chiropractic visit to Denny Chiropractic and Acupuncture?
Dr. Denny realizes that chiropractic care is a new experience for many people.. Maybe we've heard through a friend or have done some
research online. It's possible that you are just fed up with living in pain and it's time to do something about it. In either case, your first visit to
Denny chiropractic and Acupuncture in Hamden, will really be about getting to know Dr. Denny and discussing your history, current condition
What results can I expect from treatment?
Chiropractic is based on the idea of removing imbalances both structural and postural in an effort to allow our body to heal itself. For this
to happen the network of nerves and signals from your brain, down your spinal cord, to the network of nerves must be allowed to flow
freely without any interruption. Chiropractors, including Dr. Denny, have the ability and skill to remove these interruptions or misalignments
and allow the body to perform as it was meant to.
If you've ever been in a car accident, played a sport, fell down or just bumped into something too hard, it's very possible that you are not
functioning at your best due to a misalignment. While there are many potential mechanical or structural causes for misalignment, there
are also chemical reasons. For instance, if you smoke or drink excessively or even just have a poor diet, the chemical issues in your body can eventually cause underlying conditions and disease to appear.
Allowing a chiropractor to get you back on track both chemically and structurally will bring your body back to the proper state it should be in to perform at its peak.