Services Offered & Conditions Treated At A Glance
Benefits of Regular Chiropractic Care
A Few Common Conditions Caused By Subluxations
How is a Chiropractic Doctor Different from a Medical Doctor?
The basic difference between chiropractic school and medical school is that medical schools provide full instruction in surgery and pharmacology. Since chiropractors neither prescribe medication nor perform surgery, chiropractic schools devote those hours to chiropractic principles and general/specific manipulative techniques. Medical schools, as a rule, neither require nor offer courses on manipulative therapy. The intensive courses required by chiropractic physicians in the doctoral phase of their education closely parallel those of medical school. In some cases, chiropractic schools require more hours of instruction in many basic science and medical courses including anatomy, physiology, radiology, rehabilitation, nutrition, and public health.
Better Health Through Chiropractic Care
What sets us apart from the rest? Nordonia Hills Chiropractic has been treating patients in Ohio for nearly 25 years, from children to seniors, as well as pregnant women, scoliosis patients and those suffering with disc conditions. We practice a holistic form of chiropractic care that extends beyond the physical symptoms and focuses on treating the cause to eliminate symptoms. Holistic care gives attention to the patient’s lifestyle, dietary and emotional factors in treatment. A combination of spinal adjustments, stretching and corrective exercises help to align the body, improve nervous system integrity, restore muscle memory and eliminate pain by treating the source.
Nordonia Hills Chiropractic, Inc. is located in Macedonia, Ohio. Our team is committed to providing you and your family with quality care in a positive atmosphere. We aim to promote wellness and healthy lifestyles by educating our patients on the effects of spinal misalignments as well as the role of regular chiropractic care in pain reduction.
Chiropractic care is a hands-on healing technique that supports the natural healing ability of your body, thus reducing the need for drugs or surgery. The nervous system controls and coordinates every function of the body. Spinal adjustments decrease nerve interference, maximizing your body's healing potential. Patients reluctant to use drugs or surgery may prefer the holistic aspect of spinal manipulation in restoring mobility to your body.
Chiropractic science has grown to major stature in the field of the healing arts and has helped millions of people. With the rate of growth steadily increasing, the Chiropractic profession has found a continuing need to acquaint new patients with the nature of Chiropractic care. The modern Chiropractor works both directly and indirectly on the nervous system.
Every function of the body is under the control of this system. Every organ, tissue, and cell is controlled by nerve impulses traveling from the brain to all parts of the body. Nerves make the bowels move. Nerves make possible all movement. Nerves transmit all sensations to the brain. Nerves make possible all sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing. Nerves maintain balance. Nerves keep the body temperature at 98.6 degrees. Nerves make it possible to swallow. Nerves control the liver, lungs, spleen, pancreas, gall bladder, and kidneys. In fact, the nervous system is the master system which controls all other systems of the body, including: glandular, reproductive, digestive, eliminative, respiratory, and circulatory.
Every science of healing has what is knows as an avenue of approach. For example, in the field of medicine a hypodermic needle injects drugs through the skin; a pill is swallowed and goes into the stomach. They are the avenues through which the drugs gain access to the body. In the field of Chiropractic, the avenue of approach is the spine. The spine houses and protects the spinal cord, the "switchboard" of the nervous system through which the nerve fibers pass from the brain to different parts of the body. For every effect there must have been a cause. If a person is ill, then the condition of pain, regardless of the name applied to it, is an effect for which there must have been a cause. The nerves leave the spinal cord through openings between movable spinal bones called vertebrae. When vertebrae, through injury or postural problems become misaligned, they interfere with the normal function of these nerves. This misalignment causes pain and malfunction of the nervous system and is called a "subluxation." The subluxation then becomes the cause of the pain. The objective of Chiropractic care is to determine from a thorough examination and x-ray films the exact degree of misalignment producing this subluxation. Proper "adjustments" are given to remove these subluxations and thus remove the cause of pain and malfunction.