Philosophy of Care at Driftless Chiropractic & Spinal Rehab
Addressing ones nervous system is one of the most profound treatments available, for that single system is responsible for regulation of all bodily functions. We do not stop at simply easing aches and pains, but find the cause of your condition and bring your body to its natural state so it may function properly.
Our goal is to promote health and wellness within the community. By educating patients on the various aspects of their personal health, they will have the resources to improve the quality of their lives.
What makes Driftless Chiropractic and Spinal Rehab unique to even our chiropractic counterparts is our focus specifically on the analysis and restoration of the spines ideal curves. We utilize state of the art and scientifically proven methods for adjusting, exercising, and stretch therapy. In addition to chiropractic adjustments we offer:
- Exercise therapy
- Electric muscle stimulation
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Massage therapy
- Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP™)
We concentrate on correcting the structural imbalances of the spine to restore natural alignment in your body. Our goal is to not only ease your aches and pains, but to find the root cause of your conditions and bring your body back to its normal functions. It is our core philosophy to treat the underlying cause of all disease and ailment, the methods which we employ allow us to do just that.
Chiropractic is a form of healthcare which focuses on achieving optimal health, compared to merely focusing on disease.
Chiropractic is a drug-free, hands-on approach to health; it focuses on disorders of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and their effects on ones general health.
Chiropractors are unique in that they treat the central nervous system, they do so through adjusting spinal joints to remove subluxations. A subluxation is a misalignment of one or more spinal bones which puts pressure on or irritates the spinal nerves. This pressure or irritation on the nerves causes them to malfunction and interferes with the central nervous system’s ability to heal and regulate the body. In addition to adjustments of the spinal joints; chiropractors adjust joints of the extremities, perform exams, diagnose, and instruct therapeutic exercises.
Chiropractic adjustments consist of manually applying a specific and controlled force into a joint that has become subluxated (restricted); thus restoring joint mobility, alleviating pain and muscle tension.
Joints can become subluxated (misaligned / restricted) from soft tissue injuries. These injuries could be the result of a more obvious traumatic event; such as an auto accident, a fall, improper lifting, or the birthing process. These injuries could also result from the repetitive stresses of daily life that are less obvious; such as sitting or driving for long hours with poor posture, students with heavy back packs, and athletic sports.
Regardless of the cause, injured tissues produce inflammation, pain, and reduced function for the patient. Research and clinical experience has shown a link between spinal subluxations, musculoskeletal problems, and pain. Rather than taking pain medications to simply mask the symptoms of the underlying problem, chiropractic evaluation will identify and address exactly what is causing the pain.
The spine consists of 24 moving vertebrae which hold within them the spinal cord or central nervous system. When these vertebrae lose their normal motion or position they can irritate and place pressure on the nerves, thus reducing their function. As a result of this disruption; all of the organs, tissues, and cells that this irritated nerve controls have reduced function.
A Lot of Education and TLC
Without the x-rays and follow up, I wouldn't have know the extent of my problems. I really needed more than just an adjustment. I have been getting therapies and it makes me much more aware of my posture and doing simple exercises has strengthened my back and neck. There is a lot of education and TLC so thanks Dr. Ross and Dr Shauna for your expertise!
Hope in Recovery
Dr. Ross and Dr. Shauna have given me hope in my recovery. I value that they look at the body as a whole, integrative system. Their approach has been one I have been searching for and am so thankful to have finally found! They address the cause of whatever issues you are having and attack it from the root. Not only do they have a reason for the treatment they provide you with, but they explain it to you in a way that you can understand. I am grateful for the service(s) they provide and would whole heartedly recommend them to anyone considering seeing a chiropractor.