Most of the benefits associated with chiropractic care are due to patients receiving specific chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic adjustments work by helping to place your body in the proper position that then allows the body to heal itself. Safety is paramount. Indeed, as a holistic and alternative treatment approach, chiropractic adjustments can reduce stress placed on someone’s immune system, freeing up energy to be used towards disease prevention and maintaining homeostasis. Chiropractic care aims to address the whole body, enhancing patients’ ability to think, move and perform.
Dr. Jo prides herself on taking a natural, drugless approach to helping her patients reach their health goals. Essentially, the basic principle upon which the entire profession is built is that the body has the amazing, innate ability to heal itself (under the right conditions); it is the Dr. Jo’s job to help create an environment that facilitate this inner-healing process and where safety is assured.
Because the nervous system controls every cell and organ in your body, Dr. Jo focus’ her attention on the health of the spine and extremities being properly aligned. If the spine shifts out of its proper place, then adjustments are used to help bring the spine back into alignment.
At the core of numerous chiropractic miracle stories is a concept known as “vertebral subluxation.” When chiropractors use this phrase, they refer to mechanical compression and irritation to spinal joints and nerves.
In addition to spinal adjustments, Dr. Jo also does Extremity Adjusting. She believes that the body should be treated in its entirety from the ground up. By adjusting extremities, she allows for the whole body to be “balanced” and allows innate intelligence to heal the body in its entirety