Structural Functional Balancing and Total Wellness
At Dr. Cameron Laboret, DC, our focus is to help facilitate each person’s self-healing capabilities. We recognize that structural dysfunction is one essential component in the many processes involved in health care. All disease and pain syndromes need to be addressed from a multifactorial approach since the body is so “fearfully and wonderfully made”. Nutritional issues, exercise, hormonal restoration, stress management, environmental inputs, and genetic influences are all factors that we address, along with the essential component of structural-functional balancing for optimal health.
Effectiveness of Chiropractic
The best available scientific evidence for chiropractic concerns acute back pain, chronic neck pain, and tension headaches. It is generally stronger than the evidence for conventional physical therapy techniques alone, but when used together patients achieve optimal results.
The greatest strength of chiropractic is in treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions such as sprain or strain-type injuries of the back and adjacent structures. Their strongest suit is low back conditions. Neck, head, and arm problems, especially migraine headaches, tension headaches, stiff necks, and torticollis follow this. The next strongest area would be extra spinal conditions such as problems in the knees, wrists, elbows, ankles, and other joints.
For low back pain, research has helped make it possible to predict reliably which individuals will benefit. For conditions with more vague complaints or with visceral manifestation like gastritis, asthma, or allergies, the predictability of benefit is lower, although there is much anecdotal evidence that these conditions too can benefit.
Studies showed that spinal manipulation can produce a number of physical responses, such as decreased blood pressure and renal and adrenal nerve activity. It may also enhance immune function by increasing metabolic rates of certain white blood cells and increasing other substances that play a role in immune regulation and inflammation. These studies also show that spinal adjustment can reduce levels of inflammatory Prostaglandins and possibly increase levels of beta-endorphins, the natural painkillers in the body.
Chiropractic has shown to be effective in treating the following conditions:
- Back problems
- Bed Wetting (Enuresis)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Cervical Disk Herniation
- High Blood Pressure
- Infant colic
- Menstrual problems
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscle Cramps
- Pain, Chronic
- Pregnancy problems
- Premenstrual Syndrome
- Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
- Sprains and Strains
- TMJ Syndrome
- and many more
Disclaimer: The preceding is to provide information about chiropractic care and the benefits that may be derived. It is not intended to claim a cure for any disease or condition. It should not take the place of medical advice or treatment.