The Institute for Functional Health of McAllen is proud of our integrated approach to your health and wellness, including the non-invasive practice of chiropractic. At its core, chiropractic treatment emphasizes your body's ability to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. Many patients incorrectly assume that chiropractic is focused only on back and neck pain.
And while chiropractic can quickly and effectively treat back and neck pain, our true objective is to restore and optimize your overall health by focusing on the relationship between your physical structure (such as your spine) and your body functions (as coordinated by the nervous system).
If you have never experience the relief of chiropractic for yourself, then we invite you in to a clinic near you for a chiropractic consultation. If you are tired of the same old medical treatments of pain pills and injections, a chiropractic adjustment just may be the precise treatment that you have needed.
We first invite you to review the Stages of Chiropractic Care so that you understand the entirety of the process. Chiropractic is not simply one visit to the doctor to get your medication and then the drugs do the rest. Instead, chiropractic is a process where our practitioners restore your body's function through natural adjustment. In fact, since chiropractic is not merely a focus on the spine, it is also instrumental in our Total Health Transformation functional medicine program.
Chiropractic Beyond Back Pain
As you may already know, the nervous system is the master controller of all living cells, tissues and organs; orchestrating and coordinating all cellular functions. The spinal column encases the nervous system (spinal cord and nerve roots) and is responsible for its protection.
Because of this intimate relationship, biomechanical and structural problems in the spinal column can irritate parts of the enclosed nervous system. This irritation can result from noxious inflammatory biochemicals released during tissue injury or may result from direct mechanical pressure. In either case, the functioning of the nervous system is negatively influenced as is the functioning of the cells, tissues and organs which are supplied by the affected nerves.
In short, because the body's innate recuperative powers are affected by and integrated through the nervous system, correcting spinal abnormalities which irritate the nervous system can lead to a number of favorable results in patients suffering from various, seemingly non-spinal health conditions.
We invite you to review the links at the top of this page to gain a better understanding of how chiropractic is used to treat everything from back pain to neck pain, headaches to sports injuries.