Chiropractic is the fastest growing natural health care profession in the world. It was discovered in 1895 in Davenport, Iowa, U.S.A. D.C.’s (Doctors of Chiropractic) specialize in locating and correcting a serious condition known as Vertebral Subluxation. A vertebral Subluxation is a misalignment of one or more of the twenty-four moveable bones of the spine.
Vertebral Subluxation are commonly caused by stresses and impacts to the body from poor posture, poor sleeping habits, slips and falls, vehicular accidents, sports impacts, strenuous exercise, work injuries, childhood falls, even the birth process. Subluxations cause dangerous stress to the spinal chord and the delicate spinal nerves which exit the spine between the spinal bones. This causes irritation to the nerves and interferes with their ability to function properly. This nerve interference causes the body to lose its ability to function optimally and ill health eventually results.
Though serious even in their early stages, subluxations are often not painful. Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation.
Dr. Sara Penton uses many different techniques in her chiropractic clinic, as she feels every patient is different and unique and has a need for specific treatments plans suited towards their specific health care needs. The following are some of the different techniques that Dr. Penton is trained in: Sacro Occipital Technique, Neuro Emotional Technique, Diversified Technique, The Brimhall Technique and The Activator Method.
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