At Weierstahl Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Owosso office.
A lot of people have recovered or are recovering from just about every known disease or condition under the care of a chiropractor - heart trouble, hyperactivity, fatigue, allergy, digestive problems, colds, flu, infertility.
Vertebral subluxation complex can take place when the spinal column becomes unbalanced, causing the nervous system to be placed under stress and becomes damaged. Then, it is not able to function at 100% capacity. Disease, overall body disharmony or malfunction may then occur. It interferes with your nerves, ligaments, discs, and joints, weakens your muscles, and disrupts energy to all parts of your body, even blood flow to your internal organs, and perhaps even your brain. You may not even know you have subluxations in your body for years because side effects often don't occur immediately. Your body gradually weakens to the point where you become vulnerable to sicknesses and diseases of all kinds.
Chiropractors, using spinal adjustment techniques and massages, restore your body's innate natural capability to heal itself.
Why should I go to see a chiropractor? To unlock your body's natural healing capabilities if you are sick and if you feel fine, to help you stay that way.
Should I go if I'm suffering from a disease? Definitely - the chiropractor will help "turn on" your body's natural healing mechanisms, no matter what disease or illness you're suffering from.
Can I go if I'm under medical care? Absolutely - Vertebral subluxation complexes are something only licensed chiropractors are trained in handling. You are encouraged to continue your present course of treatment from a doctor of homeopathy, naturopathy, osteopathy or medicine as well as see the chiropractor.
Source: What Is A Chiropractic Adjustment? - Chiropractic .. Bringing Out The Best In You (brochure), 1997 Tedd Koren, D.C., Koren Publications, Inc. No. E145. The body's central nervous system picture above is included in this brochure.
You should see your chiropractor on a regular basis, just like you should for your dentist, to help keep small problems from becoming larger ones.
Here's how you can detect the early warning signs of vertebral subluxation complex:
Lack of energy or fatigue
One-shoulder higher than the other
A foot flaring out when you walk
More ease on turning your head or back to one side than the other
Uneven wearing of the heels of your shoes
Pain (although it may occur much later than when the original subluxation appeared)
Chiropractic care is a form of health maintenance, because it is used to address pain and disease symptoms before they get worse, and to help you feel better when you get hurt or ill.
Source: Health Maintenance - Chiropractic ... Bringing Out The Best In You (brochure), 1997 Tedd Koren, D.C., Koren Publications, Inc. No. E117.
You should keep going to your chiropractor even if you are feeling otherwise fine. Here's why:
Spinal degeneration may continue even after you first receive treatment
You could be subject to disease, aches and pains, headaches and backaches
You could be experiencing sleeplessness, or have no energy
Quite a few people have had strokes, heart attacks, debilitating pain or a serious disease like cancer
Spinal degeneration causes the buildup of scar tissue or fibrosis, and many people who were in accidents can tell when a storm is coming, by being able to feel it due to the buildup (1)
Approximately 86% of people who have been in automobile accidents still have symptoms ten years later. (2)
The three phases of chiropractic care - what one are you in?
The Acute Phase - this is the state where the patient is in a state of discomfort or pain and is usually the time when they visit the chiropractor
Reconstructive or Spinal Healing Phase - people continue going to their chiropractors because they need continued corrective care to strengthen and heal. Usually, when they are checked, their spine is out of alignment
Health Maintenance Phase - the spine is now holding adjustments, but people continue coming in for a periodic spinal checkup and possible adjustment. This is like tuning up your car.
Sources: Why Should I Return If I'm Feeling Fine? (brochure) 1995 Tedd Koren, D.C. Koren Publications, Inc. No .7 7.
(1) Gunn, C. Treating myofascial pain: Intramuscular stimulation (MS) for myofascial pain syndromes of neuropathic origin, University of Washington, 1989.
(2) Watkinson, A, et al. Prognostic factors in soft tissue injuries of the cervical spine. British Journal of Accident Surgery, 1991, 22(4), pp. 307-309.
We provide spinal correction utilizing gentle chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Arndt Weierstahl has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.
Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.
Utilizing the latest digital x-ray technology, digital x-rays are high-definition for patient viewing. The x-rays are low exposure and very safe for all patients.