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The doctors at Wentzville Chiropractic represent a closely integrated group practice to better meet our patients' needs. In this way, our patients can have exposure to more varied techniques at a higher level of expertise. The doctors work closely together with each patient's care and maintain a level of consistency that our patients have come to greatly appreciate.
Chiropractic is an art, a science, and a philosophy of natural health care. For over a century, doctors of chiropractic have successfully helped millions of individuals recover from spine-related health problems. As a result, chiropractic has earned its place as the largest drugless and non-surgical health care profession in the United States. Chiropractic specializes in the restoration and normalization of body posture and joint motion. Minor and major traumas, stresses and strains have cumulative effects on our bodies over time. Gradually the stresses cause stiffness and pain and loss of motion. Many people think this is just a normal part of getting older, but it's not. Left unchecked, these changes lead to joint inflammation, arthritis, chronic muscle pain, or other more serious problems.
For your body to function properly, your nerves must function properly, without interference from restricted joints or muscle spasms or weakness. When your brain senses that a particular joint is not moving properly, either from strain or injury, it causes the muscles surrounding that joint to spasm so that the nerves around that joint are not injured any further. This is what can cause the exquisite pain of a "pinched nerve". By restoring the normal motion to the joint, the brain is stimulated to relax its hold over the muscles, and you have relief from the pain.
Your body has an almost infinite capacity to heal itself. However, when the signals from the brain to the rest of the body are compromised by nerve interference, the body's normal repair mechanisms go awry and chronic pain and failure to heal properly can result.
The therapists at Wentzville Chiropractic and Acupuncture Center are an extremely talented and skilled group of professional massage therapists. They work closely and in conjunction with the doctors so that each patient's therapy is maximized for pain relief and rehabilitation. They have years of training in advanced techniques and are highly dedicated to the well being of the patient.
Massage has been a valuable therapy for thousands of years. Ancient Greeks used massage as medicine, as did the ancient Chinese and Indians. Where does that leave Western Medicine? Finally catching on after all these years.
With research, more and more positive health benefits can be attributed to massage therapy, and its popularity is growing every year. This time tested remedy works by freeing trapped metabolic waste from muscles and connective tissue. Even if you exercise and eat right and drink plenty of fluids your body will not always eliminate toxins from your body. Toxins can also include caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, medications and lactic acid from muscle waste. Whatever chemicals the body comes across and doesn't use, it very often stores-whether it is good for you or not. Besides ridding the body of waste, massage also increases the circulation of blood and oxygen throughout the body. Massage can help lower blood pressure, relieve pain and stiffness in joints, reduce muscle aches, break down surgical adhesions, and speed up healing throughout the body. It also helps you feel wonderful by increasing the hormone serotonin in your body. Who can be helped by massage? Expectant mothers and new mothers find massage not only wonderfully relaxing, but very helpful in ridding the body of retained fluids and easing cramped muscles of the back and legs. Seniors often find that what they thought was arthritis pain is reduced by gently working the stiffness out of muscles and joints. For the more athletically inclined, massage can work out last seasons sprains and strains so you can start this season off fresh. For gardeners and do-it-yourselfers, the sudden increase in muscle use can leave you sore and achy for weeks. It's much easier to get the muscle soreness worked out so you can tackle the next project. From cranky babies to insomniacs, from stressed out office workers to tendinitis in construction workers, massage can help them all. Massage has reached new heights of popularity recently. New licensing and educational standards are ensuring a new life to an ancient art. But the best endorsement is your own -realizing how much better you can feel after a massage and knowing you don't ever have to hurt that badly again.