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Oak Park Chiropractor | Oak Park chiropractic care | MI | What Is Chiropractic

Chiropractic Works P.C.

Dr. Duncan Mukeku BSc., D.C., D.A.A.M.L.P.

2015-2016 Voted 1 on the Top Chiropractors in Michigan by Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

2015 Voted One of the best Chiropractors in America

2015 Nominated as a Special Reservist of Detroit Police Deparment

21790 Coolidge Hwy
Oak Park, MI 48237
P: (248) 398-1650

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Business Hours
Monday:9am-1pm & 3pm-7pm
Tuesday:9am-1pm & 3pm-7pm
Wednesday:9am-1pm & 3pm-7pm
Thursday:CLOSED
Friday:9am-1pm & 3pm-7pm
Saturday:10am-1pm
Sunday:CLOSED
What Is Chiropractic
 

According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, "Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs and surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health."

 

spinal cord.jpegThe Goal of Chiropractic

Because chiropractic treatments are primarily applied to the spinal region, many individuals incorrectly assume that chiropractors treat only back and neck ailments. While we do quickly and effectively eliminate back and neck pain, it's not the only goal. The objective is to restore and optimize human health. In fact, according to a statement from The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, "The purpose of chiropractic is to optimize health."

How Chiropractic Works

chiropractor.jpegYou may be wondering... How can the same chiropractic treatment which effectively treats my back pain also optimize my health? The answer can be found by looking into the relationship between the spine and the nervous system.

As you may already know, the nervous system is the master controller of all living cells, tissues and organs; orchestrating and coordinating all cellular functions. The spinal column encases the nervous system (spinal cord and nerve roots) and is responsible for its protection.
  
Because of this intimate relationship, biomechanical and structural problems in the spinal column can irritate parts of the enclosed nervous system. This irritation can result from noxious inflammatory biochemicals released during tissue injury or may result from direct mechanical pressure. In either case, the functioning of the nervous system is negatively influenced, as is the functioning of the cells, tissues, and organs which are supplied by the affected nerve(s).

The resulting ailment(s) depends on the cells, tissues and organs affected as well as the extent of nervous system compromise.

In short, because the body's innate recuperative powers are affected by and integrated through the nervous system, correcting spinal abnormalities that irritate the nervous system can lead to a number of favorable results in patients suffering from various, seemingly non-spinal health conditions.

 
 
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