What is Chiropractic

"The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the case of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease." THOMAS EDISON

Chiropractic care and the philosophy behind chiropractic care is quite different to that of medical doctors, this is why chiropractic is often referred to as an alternative medicine. Chiropractic offers a positive drug-free, non-surgical option. Chiropractic care is not better than medical care and vice-versa, and if anything the different approaches complement each other.

As you sit here reading this page your nervous system is coordinating and giving life to all of the 75 trillion cells in your body. Your nervous system senses all of your thoughts and integrates your emotions and conscious thoughts. Physical, mental, emotional and chemical stresses on your body results in disruption or interferes with the flow of information through your nervous system.

What is subluxation?

You may have heard this term used in reference to chiropractic care without knowing what it means.

Chiropractors say the body is in a state of subluxation when nervous system flow is disrupted. Subluxation is a chiropractic term and means a state of (ation), less than (sub), energy (lux). Anyone who is feeling under the weather can identify with being in a state of less-than-energy! A chiropractor's role is to remove subluxation from your nervous system.

Optimum Health Chiropractic addresses subluxation with soft-touches to the skull and spine and adjustments to the spine. This improves the bodies state of energy efficiency and internal communication and enables the power that made the body, to heal the body allowing you to better reach your maximum health and potential.

How do I know if I'm subluxated?

Signs of subluxation include: Asthma, indigestion, headaches, shoulder problems, low back pain, neck pain, hearing problems, dizziness, ringing in the ears, knee pain, low energy, occupational overuse syndrome - the list goes on!

Subluxation is caused by physical, emotional and chemical stress. Sometimes you may not be aware you are subluxated, particularly if you became subluxated when you were born. The birthing process can be the most traumatic experience many of us will have. This is why our office checks babies and children for subluxation.


The benefits of chiropractic care include: experiencing greater ease of movement, higher energy levels, performing better and being less susceptible to injury to name a few. Chiropractic care can be likened to going to the gym. Little changes in one day, which is why gyms offer yearly memberships. They know that it takes time for you to get the results that you want. For those that are serious about their health we offer attractively priced yearly plans.