Definitions


Acute pain: Pain that has lasted a short time (e.g., less than 3 weeks) or is severe..

Adjustment: A specific force applied to one or more of the vertebrae of the spinal column to remove nerve interference and promote the body's natural healing ability.

Chronic pain: Pain that has lasted a long time (more than 3 months).

Disease: (Dis=apart from, Ease=harmony or comfort)
Disease is the lack of harmony within a system. When there is nerve interference (i.e. subluxations), the body can not be in harmony, resulting in disease and disorganization.

Health:  A state of optimal physical, mental and social well-being not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (symptoms).

Holistic: Consideration of the whole person and the whole situation (mind/ body; mind/ body/ spirit, or physical/ mental/ emotional/ spiritual aspects). When this meaning is applied to illness, it is called holistic medicine and includes a number of factors, such as dealing with the root cause of an illness; increasing patient involvement; and considering both conventional (allopathic) and complementary (alternative) therapies

Mobilization: A technique, used by chiropractors and other health care professionals, in which a joint is passively moved within its normal range of motion.

Musculoskeletal:  Pertaining to the human system that gives us the ability to move. It consists of the muscular system and the human skeleton. Bones are attached to each other by joints and skeletal muscle is attached to bones by tendons.

Sublaxation:  When one or more of the vertebrae are misaligned, the flow of energy and messages from the brain to the body is altered. This causes disorganization and disease. Subluxations are known as "silent killers", often they go undetected, slowly deteriorating your health.

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