To bring about and maintain the fullest expression of health to all those we touch.
To care from the heart with compassion, intent, certainty and mastery. To formulate individual treatment programs to meet the specific needs and goals of each of our patients. To teach the principles of chiropractic and better health to all those we come in contact with.
As you begin your chiropractic care, you may encounter some new words. Here are a list of commonly used terms and their meanings:
ACUTE - Of short duration and relatively severe.
ATLAS - The uppermost and most freely movable bone
of the spine.
BIOMECHANICS - The application of mechanical laws
to living structures.
CERVICAL - The vertebrae of the neck, usually
CHRONIC - Persisting for a long period of time.
DISC - A cartilage (cushion/pad) that separates
spinal vertebra, absorbs shocks to the spine,
and protects the nerve system.
FACET - The actual joint surface of a spinal bone,
facing the adjacent bone above or below.
FIXATION - Being held in a fixed position. An area
of the spine or specific joint with restricted
HEALTH - A state of optimal physical, mental, and
social well-being and not merely the absence of
disease and infirmity.
INTERVERTEBRAL FORAMINA - The lateral opening
through which spinal nerve roots exit the spinal
LUMBAR - The vertebrae of the lower back, usually
PALPATION - Examining the spine with your fingers;
the art of feeling with the hand.
RANGE OF MOTION - The range, measured in degrees
of a circle, through which a joint can be moved.
SACRUM - The triangular bone at the base of the
SPINOUS PROCESS - A posterior protruding part of
a spinal bone that can be seen or felt when
examining the spine.
SUBLUXATION - A pattern of compensation for stress on your body
THORACIC - Pertaining to the part of the spinal
column from the base of the neck to about six
inches above the waistline.
TRANSVERSE PROCESS - Lateral protrusions (wings)
of bone from the vertebrae to which powerful
muscles and ligaments attach.
VERTEBRA - Any of the individual bones of the
WHIPLASH - An injury to the spine caused by an
abrupt jerking motion, either backward, forward,