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What is Chiropractic Care?

If you were to ask someone to define chiropractic care, you would either receive a blank stare or the common “it’s getting your back cracked to get rid of back pain.” Although chiropractors do deliver adjustments to the spine and are very successful at helping with back pain, the truth is, chiropractors are actually nervous system doctors. The nervous system sends and receives communications throughout your brain and the entire body, and is appropriately referred to as the “master system of your body.”

Every time a practice member comes to our office, Dr Rob checks their nervous system, and if he detects any interference in their nervous system, he gives them a gentle and specific adjustment. This adjustment removes the interference, and allows for optimal health and function of the entire body. This interference may be caused by physical factors (i.e. falls, car accidents, poor posture) through chemical factors (i.e. farming chemicals, processed foods, environmental toxins) or mental factors (i.e. career, financial, relationship stress). Since these are all factors we encounter on a daily basis, many of us have interference in our nervous systems that can manifest itself as back pain, but also, for example, as allergies, migraines, and immune deficiencies. Therefore, we see checking your spine and nervous system for interference regularly not as a therapy or treatment of any kind, but as a key component of a healthy lifestyle!


A Range of Benefits for Excellent Health

As stated above, chiropractic is not a treatment or type of therapy for any disease or symptom. Instead, it gives you a way to continually monitor your nervous system, which controls every function in your body. Most people do come and see us for a certain symptom, back pain or headaches, for example. What we have found is that by locating and correcting interference in your nervous system, your body is able to heal and repair. As a byproduct of this heightened ability to heal and repair, the body no longer needs its warning signals blaring (this can be pain or other common symptoms) so pain is typically lessened or resolved and you may find your body healing in ways you did not even know or expect. For instance, people tell us that the headaches or the allergies they’ve been suffering with for years clear up, they sleep better or have more energy. This is why we encourage people of all ages to get their nervous system checked, as this nerve interference can affect you in ways you may notice and feel, but more importantly, it can affect you in ways you never realized were connected.

Here’s a list of some of the health conditions that have improved under regular chiropractic care in our office:

  • ADHD
  • Allergies (Seasonal/Food}
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune issues
  • Back pain
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Colic
  • Digestive issues
  • Ear Infections
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Hormonal Disorders
  • Hyperactivity
  • Immune Deficiencies
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Neck pain
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Pregnancy Challenges and Breech/Transverse Presentation
  • Premenstrual Discomfort
  • Reflux/GERD
  • Respiratory issues
  • Sciatics
  • Sleep issues
  • Stress
  • Vertigo

Again, chiropractic care did not cure these conditions. Rather, interference with the nervous system was detected and corrected, which improved neurological function and promoted an increased ability for healing, recovery and overall health!

A Specific, Results-driven Approach to Care

Dr. Rob gathers all the necessary information during a thorough evaluation process. Once any areas of interference in the nervous system are identified, we focus on restoring and maintaining your optimal health by correcting them. We use the Gonstead method of analysis and spine corrections so your care is always specific and accurate. Although, Dr. Rob utilizes approximately 90% Gonstead method, particular cases may do better with another technique in which Toggle Recoil, Logan Basic, or the Webster Technique for our expecting moms may be used. Regardless of technique, getting you the results you seek is of the greatest importance.

Early and late appointment hours are available. Book your time with our knowledgeable, friendly team today!


Allasso Chiropractic Inc. | (617) 332-1877