About Chiropractic

What is chiropractic?

As defined by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCAM), chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on the relationship between the body’s structure (primarily of the spine) and its functioning as controlled by the nervous system. Chiropractors use a variety of methods to treat their patients, but rely primarily on corrective chiropractic adjustments to the patient’s spine to optimize the flow of energy through the nervous system.
Bonus fact: the word “chiropractic” is derived from the Greek word cheir (hand) and praxis (practice) which describes a treatment literally administered by hand. Chiropractic is built on the concept of hands-on therapy.

Benefits of Chiropractic

Chiropractic adjustments treat a wide range of problems, including misalignment, pain, restricted function, fibromyalgia, asthma, arthritis, carpel tunnel and a decreased immune system. Other benefits include:

  • Feeling more alive
  • More energy, less stress
  • Harmonized body function
  • Enhanced immune function
  • Greater flexibility
  • Stronger mind and body
  • Increased vitality and health
  • Improved sports performance
  • Maximized life potential
  • Relaxation, release, restoration, renewal, rejuvenation, replenishment

Good Vibrations Family Chiropractic Approach

Here at Good Vibrations, we use a “whole person” approach to our family chiropractic care. Not only do we perform chiropractic adjustments, but we help you focus on shifting your health awareness to include a total healthy lifestyle.

Chiropractic Examinations

New patients receive a complete spinal analysis, which consists of a posture screening, weight distribution test, range-of-motion examinations, computerized nerve and muscle tension scans, and an in-depth evaluation of your health concerns, goals and history with either Dr. Joe or Stacey Merlo, D.C. You will receive a copy of your computerized scans, and will be re-scanned on a regular basis to measure your progress.

Chiropractic Adjustments

Spinal manipulations are performed by Drs. Joe or Stacey Merlo, who will greet you for every appointment with wide smiles and warmth. Treatment is personalized to your current condition and your health goals. Our wellness center is equipped to perform chiropractic adjustments on an incredibly wide range of people.

See Also:

Pregnancy
Infants & Children
Sports Chiropractic