What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is the art and science of conservatively treating neuromusculoskeletal conditions without the use of drugs or surgery. The most basic notion is to restore movement  to areas where motion has been lost, stretch tight structures, and strengthen weak ones.  Sometimes there may be additional factors involved, but based on these principles, chiropractic is often able to positively affect numerous conditions.

Because the nervous system is so closely interrelated to the musculoskeletal system, it is often possible for nerves to become irritated by tightened or dysfunctional muscles and ligaments. As the nerves are responsible for transmitting signals to and from every area of the body, (muscles, ligaments, skin, and even your organs) irritation along the nerves can negatively impact many different processes in the body.

With treatment reducing the irritation in these areas, patients often experience side effects beyond simply getting out of pain. Some patients describe having more energy, sleeping better, getting sick less often, as well as a reduction or elimination of pain.

Some of the conditions that respond especially well include:

Headaches Sleep Disorders
Back Pain Shoulder Pain
Knee Pain Stress
Carpal Tunnel Elbow pain
Neck Pain Foot Pain
Sprains/Strains Dizziness
Asthma Shin Splints
TMJ Sciatica
Fibromyalgia Limited Range of Motion

One of the biggest advantages to chiropractic care is the lack of harmful side-effects. Most people have heard it’s not good for the liver or digestive system to be taking a lot of drugs. Most people don’t know that Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States… OVER alcohol!

Chiropractic has demonstrated time and time again to be very effective in eliminating headaches. For a student, headaches can not only affect your quality of life, but can affect your ability to concentrate and study. Let Godshall chiropractic help you free yourself from headaches instead of simply covering the symptoms with damaging drugs!