Chiropractic is a unique type of healthcare that operates under the simple fact that the alignment of the spine dictates the function of the body. The nervous system, which is contained and courses through the spinal column, controls all body functions and processes. Changes in the alignment of the spinal column can cause interference within the nervous system. This condition is called a “SUBLUXATION.”
A subluxation is simply a misalignment of the bones in the spine resulting in mechanical stress to the surrounding nerves, muscles, ligaments, and discs. Subluxations can cause pain, disc and joint degeneration (arthritis) and they can cause more complex, systemic health conditions, such as breathing or digestive problems. A chiropractor is the only type of doctor in the field of healthcare trained to detect and correct spinal misalignments.
Spinal misalignments are determined by an examination and x-rays. Once the location and direction of the spinal misalignments are determined, the chiropractor performs a series of adjustments to return the spine to its proper position. Other procedures, such as spinal exercises, may also be performed to help strengthen the surrounding muscles to hold the spine in its normal, aligned position. Maintaining normal spinal alignment with chiropractic care is a vital necessity for good health.
Dr. Ludwig uses several chiropractic techniques to treat patients. Click on a technique below to learn more.
- Manual Manipulation specializing in Gonstead Technique, Diversified, Palmer Package
- Applied Kinesiology
- Neuromuscular re-education (NMR)
- ConnecTX therapy
Island Chiropractic Center offers some of the most advanced methods of spine care available today. Our spine care helps those who suffer with back pain, neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, arm and leg pain, herniated discs, and numbness. If you are looking for a naturally effective, drug-free and nonsurgical treatment for your condition, let us know and we may be able to help you.
Island Chiropractic Center also offers treatment of both upper and lower extremity conditions. We help who suffer from shoulder pain (rotator cuff tears, impingement), arm pain, elbow pain (tennis/golfer’s elbow), tendinitis, wrist and thumb pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, hand pain and numbness. We also help people with hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain, heel pain (plantar fasciitis), foot pain, and numbness.