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Our Purpose:

To bring about and maintain the fullest expression of health to all those we touch.

Our Mission:

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 seven bones.

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 movement.

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 column.

LUMBAR - The vertebrae of the lower back, usually five bones.

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 spine.

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 spinal column.

WHIPLASH - An injury to the spine caused by an abrupt jerking motion, either backward, forward, or sideways.

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