“Chiropractic increases intersegmental motion of restricted cervical joints and reduces excess motion of adjacent hypermobile joints” – Yeomans1
Chiropractic bases its philosophy on the broadly accepted principle that the body has its own inherent healing power and ability to resist disease. Its tendency is to return to normal health.
While it is not our only goal to focus on pain, it is certainly one of the main driving forces behind why people seek our help at Shirley Rd Chiropractic. A chiropractor can detect spinal dysfunction before there is any pain and improving function is the key to long-term pain relief. Joints that have good function are not painful!2 But also keep in mind the absence of symptoms does not necessarily mean normal function.3
“Pain is the last thing to come, and the first thing to go” – Brent Gordon
- Yeomans (1992) J. Manip. Physiol. Ther. 15: 106-114.
- Liebenson, S. (1996) Rehabilitation of the Spine. Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore. 13-43.
- Kibler, Herring, et al. (1998) Functional rehabilitation of sports and musculoskeletal injuries. Aspen Publications, Gaitersburg.