At West Side Chiropractic
Our spines are the VERY first thing to develop when we are in the womb. The job of the spine is to protect all of the nerves that stem from the spine. These nerves then branch off and go to EVERY body part and ALL the organs. The nervous system is the main line of communication to the entire body!
The main job of the spine and the vertebrae are to protect these nerves. When looking at the spine from the back, each vertebra should be nice and straight and they all should move freely. Therefore, when we bend and twist and turn, the vertebrae will bend and twist and turn, all while protecting these nerves.
One of the biggest misconceptions of how misalignments of the vertebra take place is from experiencing some sort of major accident or injury, when in actuality the majority of misalignments take place from every day stresses. (ex. Repetitive bending, lifting, driving, sitting… life stresses : )) When these vertebrae misalign, they will then pinch the corresponding nerve and this is what cause the discomfort and symptoms the patient is experiencing.
At West Side Chiropractic our examinations procedures are geared toward detection and correction of these misalignments. The procedures we use are therefore specifically selected for your spine and nervous system health. This will make each chiropractic adjustment specific to the patient’s spine and relieve the overall pressure that is being placed upon the nerves.
Along with being trained in different types of manual adjusting, Dr. Jessica is certified in the Activator technique. The Activator is a hand held instrument that can be used in place of the hands on/manual style of adjusting. The instrument is GREAT to use on infants, patients that suffer from osteoporosis, and to use in case where patients just prefer not to have the manual adjusting to preformed.
A patient receives the EXACT same benefits from the use of the Activator as they would with the hands-on approach. The instrument takes the force out of the adjustment and adds speed to the adjustment. This allows the benefits to take place while limiting the muscles to react. The only main difference is that with the activator adjustment, the patient will not experience or hear a “popping” noise.
We do accept all major medical insurances. We do recommend to know YOUR proper coverage, simply call our office, and with no obligation, we will call your insurance company for you so you will know the day you come in.