26 Apr 2016

How Can Chiropractic Care Help You Get Through the Sinus Season?

Suffering from Allergies? Congested?  Can’t breathe because your sinus’ are so full?  Make a chiropractic appointment today.  Chiropractic is a wonderful, natural method of helping the body function at optimum levels.

The Central Nervous System is made up of your brain and spinal cord.  In order for information to get from your brain to all the cells in your body, signals are sent from the brain to the spinal cord and out into the body via nerves.  There isn’t a single cell in your body that isn’t being controlled by the signals it receives from the brain.  Likewise,  every cell in your body needs to be able to communicate with the brain via nerves, then the spinal cord and finally arriving at the brain.  When these two types of communication encounters interference, that is when dis-ease develops.  Picture for me a typical garden hose.  If you turn the water supply on, you should ideally have a strong flow of water.  What happens when there is a kink in the hose?  The water pressure decreases and, in some cases, stops completely.  Once the kink is removed, normal water pressure is restored.  This is an excellent analogy for how chiropractic care helps the body communicate with it’s self properly.

Chiropractic focuses on finding the inference and removing it using a chiropractic adjustment.

When segments of our spinal that are supposed to have motion lose that motion, there is less room for the nerves to exit the spinal column.  This is like developing a “kink” in the hose.  Less space for the nerve means less nerve flow.  Less nerve flow means that cells in the body are not getting the proper messages from the brain, so they do not know what they are supposed to do.  Likewise, the brain cannot get the proper information from these dysfunctional cells to know that there is even a problem.

Chiropractic care focuses on finding these areas in the spine that are not properly moving, restoring proper function, which, in turn, allows the nerve flow to return to normal, thus restoring proper communication between the brain and all the cells of the body.  Please call today to schedule a chiropractic exam so that we can help restore your body’s proper function.

27 Jul 2015

Why Did I Become a Chiropractor?

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Allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Heather Jones and I am a Chiropractor. In chiropractic school we are taught about chiropractic, but more specifically, the art, the science and the philosophy of chiropractic.  No two chiropractors are alike in how they practice, but what unites us all is the adjustment.  ‘Why did you become a chiropractor’ is the number one question I am asked when people first find out what I do.  The best way for me to answer that question is to share with you a story.

Ten years ago I woke up with the sensation of having a bladder infection, yet it wasn’t like a bladder infection at all because the discomfort was only on the right side of my body.  The pain would get worse with activity and would get so bad at times that I would find myself curled up in a ball in my bed begging for God to take the pain away.  After nine months of seeing specialist after specialist, even going to see multiple doctors at John’s Hopkins, no one could find anything “medically” wrong with me.  This was extremely difficult news for me to accept.  In fact, I refused to accept it.  During this time in my life, I was a new college graduate living in NYC and working on Wall Street.  I was given a referral to an acupuncturist which lead to a referral to a chiropractor.  As I have found many people to be, I was hesitant to try a chiropractor because of all the negative things I heard about growing up, but I was ready to try anything that could potentially help me.

Growing up I was a competitive soccer player, gymnast, basketball, field hockey and lacrosse player.  Whatever was causing me this pain was preventing me for all forms of physical activity.  If I worked out, I knew I would be spending the next three days in bed in pain.  Like I said, I was ready to do whatever it took to get my life back.

At my acupuncturist’s suggestion, I went to see his chiropractor.  Little did I know that my life was about to completely change.  For the first time in a very long time, I left his office filled with HOPE.   It was the first time I realized how important hope is to the healing process.  After a year of not being able to work-out without a flare-up of pain, I was able to work-out again.  I continued to see my Chiropractor as needed for the next year.  Every time I left his office, I felt happier and over time found myself wishing that I did what he did every day.  One day while I was on vacation, I finally made the decision that it was time for me to go back to school and become a Chiropractor.  I wanted to dedicate my life to helping others find hope and to give back to the community what my chiropractor gave to me.

Heather Jones