Most people initially consult a doctor of chiropractic to relieve pain in their back, legs, neck or joints. However, when a chiropractor applies his or her philosophy and techniques to correct the pain problem, there may be an unexpected but welcome secondary gain.
At the core of chiropractic philosophy is the fact that the brain and the nervous system control and mediate the functions of the human body. The influence of the nervous system on the rest of the body is altered when the nerves that exit the spinal vertebrae are crowded, stretched or otherwise irritated by spinal misalignments or fixations. These conditions result in pain at the primary site, but also can affect other areas where the injured nerves travel causing other areas of ill-health we wouldn’t first think chiropractic could help.
Doctors of chiropractic know that when the nervous system is allowed to function normally in the spine and its related muscles and ligaments are normalized, people experience greater wellbeing; therefore, bringing wellness to one’s overall health. Chiropractors treat the human body as a whole, which means that nutrition and exercise are usually integrated to the treatment plan, enabling people to achieve their wellness potential.
Dr. Andrea Hornstein owns and operates
Hornstein Family Chiropractic in Wahpeton