2 Kinds of Chiropractic Adjustments

For over a century, Chiropractors have been adjusting vertebral subluxations (misalignments in the spine) and promote health and well-being. The most common understanding of what we are doing revolves around treating patients for spinal pain. Neck pain, backaches, sciatica are an everyday occurrence, as well as carpel tunnelChiro lights up your life, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder and rotator cuff issues.

These areas are addressed as biochemical problems. Misalignments in the vertebra put pressure on the nerves which exit the spine and cause pain, spasm and swelling and can respond rapidly to chiropractic treatment depending on the health and condition of each patient.

There is another aspect of adjustments which address other important health issues such as migraines, sinusitis, sore throats, earaches, stomach and digestive issues. These adjustments work on a more subtle level effecting physiology (the way things work in the body). By adjusting vertebral subluxations, we can reduce pressure or irritation to the nerves that travel to every organ, tissue and cell throughout the body. If you think of it as an electrical current running from the brain down the spinal cord and out to the cells, you can imagine what would happen if the connection was restored and proper “voltage” was flowing. So in reality, Chiropractors don’t treat these maladies, but rather find and correct the source of “power” which runs and regulates every cell and sustains our health.


Get adjusted, Stay Well

Dr. Lou

Who What When Where Why

The general process of inquiry usually begins with the basic five:

           Who     What     When   Where     Why

The why always seems most important to me.  In reference to health and healing…why chiropractic?

As a chiropractor, I have studied and observed our body’s ability to adapt to stressors which contribute to illness. Every day I am amazed as I witness the power and resiliency we possess to overcome maladies and trauma. It is this very power – lets refer to it as innate intelligence – which runs, directs and coordinates every function in every cell tissue, gland, organ and system. Our 3 pounds of brain has more power and chiro hands onconnections than all the computers on the planet.

When a disruption occurs in the hardwiring (our nerves) in and along our spinal column resulting in misaligned vertebrae, our communication system to and from the brain experiences interference which leads to our nervous system weakening. Just like turning a dimmer switch, our healing power diminishes. This process can cause a myriad of problems, creating symptoms like headaches, back or neck pain, digestive issues, muscle spasms, joint stiffness, numbness/pins and needles – to name a few.

Detecting and correcting vertebral misalignments called subluxations, is the fundamental task of chiropractors. Our approach to this task can vary but adjusting the spine to create greater health is our primary focus.

To put it simply, the steps to a healthier you are:

  • Get adjusted
  • Correct problems in the spine
  • Normalize everyday function
  • Feel Better
  • Stay healthy

Stay active – Stay Well

Dr. Lou

Pain from Gardening and Yardwork

gardening back painNow that we are finally done with the longest winter in my memory, it is time for Summer activities. Summer’s arrival typically demands a lot of yard work and gardening. Many of us can’t wait to get out there and get started but, we often end up overdoing it. The constant bending, raking, weeding, planting and digging can present many painful reminders of our cold weather inactivity. Soreness in our joints and muscles are the most common symptoms.

Here’s a few tips to help you better understand what these symptoms mean:

  • ­If your area of complaint is relieved by a hot bath or shower and some rest, this injury is probably soft tissue related. This is a sign of a minor strain or sprain.  However, if the pain continues past a few days, call the office for an appointment.
  • If you experience pain and reduced range of motion in your joints or spine, which persists for more than a few days, this is a sign of a structural problem.  This is when you should come in for a treatment right away.

Cofrancesco Chiropractic and Healing Arts can be reached at 203-397-7767.

Stay Active – Stay Well!!

Dr. Lou

Welcome to the new Cofrancesco Chiropractic website!

Hello everyone! If you’ve visited cofrancescochiropractic.com before, you probably notice our new look. We’ve finally gotten around to having our website redesigned and we are very pleased with the results.

You’ll be happy to know that we will also be adding a lot more content for your reading and viewing pleasure over the coming months. This “News and Info” section is where we will be sharing the bulk of the information, news, events and promotions that you may find valuable or interesting. We also plan on publishing a variety of articles, photos and videos on a variety of topics related to our services including the conditions that you may be experiencing. There is so much to write about!

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