Dr. Rebecca E. Updyke, DC Broomfield Area Chiropractor
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a philosophy, art and science of natural healing. It is based on the premise that a normally functioning nervous system is necessary for health. Interference with normal nerve transmission will impede the body’s ability to regulate and supply nerve flow to body systems, organs, or tissues.
One of the major areas of the body where interference can take place is the spine. Millions of body cells receive their nerve supply from the nerve roots existing between the spinal segments. Misaligned vertebrae can cause significant loss of nerve flow, which in turn interferes with the body physiology. Pathology and disease can result from prolonged interference.
Chiropractors are expertly trained in the detection and elimination of nerve interference.
As a philosophy: chiropractic recognizes that the body has a natural ability to express its health potential to the fullest.
As an art: it entails knowledge, skill and dexterity to locate and correct subluxations (see picture below) that can rob the body of the ability to maintain its own healthy state.
As a science: it deals with the relationship between the spinal segments and the nerve system, and the effect this relationship has on the body’s innate ability to express and maintain its good health.
What do Chiropractors do?
Chiropractors seek to identify and analyze subluxations (misalignments of the spine). Whenever possible, the chiropractor reopens the body’s natural communication network by adjusting the misaligned spinal segment back into its correct position. With nerve function improved, bodily processes are permitted to become more normal, and the body is better able to return to its own healthy state.
There are many techniques that chiropractors use to manipulate the spinal segments.
Dr. Updyke uses a variety of low force techniques to adjust the vertebrae. In addition she uses soft tissue techniques, along with modalities of Therapeutic Ultrasound, Electrical Muscle Stimulation, and low level laser (Light Therapy), Therapeutic Exercises and Nutritional Supports as needed.
In simple terms, a subluxation is a misalignment of the spine.