What is Chiropractic?
The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and get rid of interferences to your body’s natural healthy state. Chiropractors believe in the inherent ability of the body to heal itself and look to drugs and surgery as a last resort.
According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, “chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.” Dr. Michael McGivney is a chiropractor in Rye, New York.
Modern chiropractic is about adjusting and mobilizing the bones of the body to restore proper joint and spinal mechanics. During a chiropractic adjustment, built-up pressure is released and motion is restored to some degree in the targeted area. Patients may feel immediate, though temporary, relief.
The immediate sense of relief is just the first step towards the “cure.” Most patients find that periodic chiropractic adjustments keep their body on track, especially those who have active or stressful jobs, who exercise rigorously, who have experienced injuries or chronic pain or simply want to feel their best.
Chiropractic at a glance:
The Nervous System (How We’re Wired)
The body’s nervous system consists of the brain, the spinal cord and nerves. The spinal cord is made up of clusters of nerves, which provide a pathway for information to travel to and from the brain. The spine houses the spinal cord, protecting it from harm. Injuries, stress, tension and other factors can adversely affect our spine and subsequently the nerves it protects. This results in pain or discomfort.
Treating the Source
Dr. Michael McGivney is trained to locate and treat the source of the pain or discomfort, which may be far from the location at which the pain is felt. Once the source of pain is located, the joints in the body can be adjusted in order to enable the body to heal itself.
Because the ability of the body to heal itself is multi-faceted, Dr. Michael McGivney provides advice in other areas of your life that contribute to your overall health, such as nutrition, exercise and stress management. By making good choices for our body, we can enjoy a life of vitality. Dr. Michael McGivney can help set you on the path to vitality in Rye, New York.