Port Bouvard Chiropractic focuses on treating the causes of physical problems, rather than just the symptoms. In essence, it is the relationship between the structure of the spine and the function of your nervous system and how that relationship affects your general state of health. The nervous system controls and coordinates all sensation, movement and functions of the body. Problems with the spine may adversely affect the nervous system causing an irritating or “pinching” to the nerves as they exit the spine.

One common problem that affects the spine is a vertebral joint dysfunction or misalignment of the spine. The condition may result from an irritation or “pinching” to the nerves that exit the spine. Vertebral joint dysfunctions can lead to many disorders including headache, neck pain, lower back pain, numbness and tingling in the extremities, and many other problems.

The chiropractic adjustment is a highly refined skill that is developed during a Chiropractor’s intensive years of chiropractic education. An adjustment is a specific movement applied to a joint to restore proper motion and function and eliminate nerve irritation. This helps to resolve joint inflammation, increase motion and reduce the patient’s pain.

Chiropractic adjustments are safe and very effective in the hands of a qualified chiropractor. In conjunction with regular exercise, good nutrition, lifestyle changes and stress management, your chiropractor will work with you to restore your health in a personalized approach towards optimum health.