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This treatment works by making chiropractic adjustments, or corrections, to the nervous system. The nervous system has three components:

  • Central nervous system includes the brain and spine
  • Peripheral nervous system connects the nervous system to the rest of the body
  • Autonomic nervous system controls the functions that we don’t consciously control

The nervous system can be positively affected by physically, chemically, thermally or emotionally altering the vertebrae of the spinal column and the surrounding musculature of the musculoskeletal system.

How Does Chiropractic Treatment Work?

Nerves attached to various organs and tissues exit from the spinal cord at varying points along the vertebral column. If impingements or stresses exist in the spinal column and/or connecting muscles, nerve function is impeded and the corresponding organs and tissues are adversely affected. At our chiropractic care center, practitioners treat these vertebral and muscular impingements by manipulating or altering the structure. Once these impingements are eliminated, the body’s inherent ability to heal itself is re-established.

Although the basic focus of chiropractic care is treating impingements (subluxations) upon the nerves, many chiropractors integrate other areas of therapy to help promote and maintain the results of their chiropractic adjustments. These may include nutritional therapies, stress management, detoxification and other manual therapies, such as therapeutic massage.

Why Chiropractic Treatment?

Chiropractic treatment is a holistic approach to overall health that allows the body to heal itself of illness, injury and environmental and emotional stresses. Dr. Daniel Palmer formally introduced chiropractic in 1895; however, this practice took some time to catch on. Over time, as the advantages have come to light and become increasingly indisputable, chiropractic care has gained full acceptance within the mainstream medical community. This is why most health insurance companies now provide coverage for chiropractic treatment.

Several highly regarded chiropractic research projects, including an exhaustive British study in 1990, have documented myriad instances of resolving acute back pain more effectively and with greater duration than attempts by mainstream medical interventions.

In addition to successful treatment of back and neck pain, chiropractic has resolved many illnesses that have been treated unsuccessfully by traditional medical interventions. These include pain, numbness of the limbs, and numerous digestive issues. A recent study also shows that chiropractic care has increased retention rates (up to ten times) in substance abuse programs.

Although many people seek chiropractic care only when they are suffering from pain and/or illness, chiropractic care is a highly effective means of preventing pain and illness as well as maintaining overall health.

Benefits of Chiropractic Treatments:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Relieve neck and lower back pain
  • Treat and prevent the progression of scoliosis
  • Provide sciatica pain relief
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Headache relief
  • Increase blood flow to the brain: this can significantly help people suffering from neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.
  • Help relieve colic, acid reflux, and ear infections in children
  • Reduce pain and tension caused by sports and activity
  • Reduce vertigo symptoms

Chiropractor for Lower Back Pain:

Back pain is one of the most common ailments, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. In light of the opiod crisis, doctors and patients are looking for drug free ways to manage back pain. Research has shown that seeing a chiropractor for lower back pain can be very effective.

Chiropractor for TMJ:

TMJ symptoms can be relived through chiropractic therapy. One of the main causes of TMJ is teeth grinding and tension in the jaw. Teeth grinding and tension in the jaw typically don’t come on out of nowhere, they stem from overall tension in your neck and shoulders. When you see a chiropractor for TMJ they will perform adjustments to your neck and shoulder which will allow you to relax and reduce teeth grinding and tension in the jaw thus reducing TMJ symptoms. New Chiropractic therapies are also being explored, these chiropractic therapies have chiropractors perform adjustments on the jaw itself to reduce inflammation and then symptoms of TMJ.

Chiropractor for Sciatica:

Over the counter medications, heat, and rest can all help sciatic pain; however, if your pain keeps reoccurring it’s best to get to the root of the problem. Seeing a chiropractor for sciatica pain is typically effective for this. A chiropractor will be able to take X-rays and perform a structural examination to determine what is causing pressure on the sciatic nerve. Once the root cause is determined chiropractic adjustments can help relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve.

chiropractic therapy- chriopractor for neck painChiropractor for Neck Pain:

Chiropractic treatments can help those that suffer from neck pain caused by injury such as whiplash or repetitive stress such as poor posture. When you see a chiropractor for neck pain they will evaluate the root cause of your symptoms and utilize adjustments to allow the vertebrae to move freely without pain.

Chiropractor for Vertigo:

Vertigo is common after injuries to the neck and head. Seeing a chiropractor for vertigo will help relieve the severity and frequency of symptoms. A chiropractic adjustment targets the vertebrae in the neck and spin that aren’t moving correct (which can cause vertigo). It can also help restore the natural balance of your body (another cause of vertigo).

Who Benefits from Chiropractic Therapy?

Chiropractic care is appropriate for people of all ages (infant to geriatric) and all levels of health. People suffering from chronic back and/or neck pain, or who are experiencing high levels of physical and/or emotional stress in their lives are prime candidates for chiropractic therapy.

Dr. Patrick McNally – Chiropractor

Chiropractor - Dr. McNallyDr. Patrick McNally, D.C is a board certified chiropractic physician. Dr. McNally is dedicated to gentle, effective pain relief and correction – naturally. For the sake of you good health. He believes that the chiropractic field holds one of the keys to good health, without surgery, overdiagnosis, or drugs.

Dr. McNally has a top-notch educational background with specialized training in progressive techniques. On top of that he continues to remain current on new innovative and effective treatments through continuing education to provide his patients with the best care.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Phycology; James Madison University, 1981
Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology; National College of Chiropractic, 1983
Chiropractic Internship: NCC Patient and Research Center, 1984-1985
Doctor of Chiropractic Degree; National College of Chiropractic, 1985