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What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic has the reputation of being able to help people with neck pain, back pain, and headaches, but did you know there are a wealth of other things that Chiropractic can help with?

  • ADHD
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Auto Accidents Injuries
  • Bedwetting
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Colds
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Flu
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Migraines
  • Numbness and Tingling
  • Pinched Nerves
  • PMS and Painful Periods
  • Pregnancy
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Slipped/Bulging/Herniated Discs
  • Sprains/Strains
  • Stress
  • Whiplash
  • Wellness
  • Anything and everything not listed here!

Am I, as a Principled Chiropractor, like any MD, Surgeon, or any other type of medical practitioner youíve been to previously? NO, I am not. These guys work from the outside in. They either give you a pill or cut something out thatís not working. My belief is that God gave you all the parts youíll ever need, and He didnít give you any expendable parts. Now does that mean MDs and Surgeons are bad people? NO, it just means that I, as a Principled Chiropractor, have a different philosophy than they do.

Chiropractic is different than other health disciplines mainly because we look for the cause of the disease or symptoms from the inside out. We look for the reasons your body isnít working right, the reasons you have pain, discomfort and sickness that youíve come here with. Rather than trying to ďhideĒ the sickness or pain by giving you a drug to cover it up or suppress the symptoms, weíre going to look into the body to find out what is causing this irritation and see why the body isnít functioning properly.

When a bone in the spine becomes misaligned, causing the nerve to be choked, Chiropractors term this Subluxation. When a nerve is being choked as it exits the spinal column, it causes the life force, or your bodyís intelligence, to be greatly decreased. Itís like shutting off the electricity to whatever this nerve goes to.

The pain or dysfunction youíre experiencing could be the result of one or more of your nerves being pinched. If it is, there is more going on than you realize. Organ damage and abnormal cell growth are also at work, and itís this process that causes the symptoms youíre experiencing.

This has built up over time, causing symptoms, and most of the time the symptom is the first thing youíll notice, but an entire process has occurred before you even realized anything was wrong. This being said, the symptoms are usually the last thing to show up, and the first thing to go away. Itís a good thing our bodies are designed to have symptoms like pain because without them youíd never know when something is wrong. Wouldnít it be foolish to cover them up?

Itís not that I donít care about your back pain or headaches, but I want you to know thereís a bigger picture here. I want to maintain your spine through regular adjustments to prevent pinched nerves, ill health, and damage to your body that could be occurring right under your nose without you even knowing.

Most people come into a Chiropractic office with the intent to get rid of back pain and headaches. Please donít come in with that consciousness. Although I do get good results with aches and pains, my purpose is really to maintain your spine through regular adjustments. Like getting an oil change or a tune-up for your car, if you keep your body running well you will have less problems later on.

I donít want to simply treat symptoms. I want you to heal. I want your body to function normally. I want to keep your nervous system healthy so that your immune system stays healthy and your body can heal itself and function the way God intended it to. I move the bone, and God does the healing. I look forward to seeing you in my office.

If you have any questions, please donít hesitate to call, email, or drop by my office.


Derek A. Niehaus, D.C.

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