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Chiropractic Care

Treating Pain at its Core

Whether you are in pain from a recent injury, been involved in a motor vehicle accident, suffer from chronic pain, or just want to maintain your health, chiropractic care is a great way to address the root of your pain, treat the underlying cause, and optimize your nervous system function so that you can restore balance and keep motion in your daily activities and lifestyle.

Chiropractic care is safe, natural, and very effective, which is why over 35 million people look to chiropractic each year to resolve their health issues and keep them well.  Chiropractic care remedies a variety of health issues, and chiropractors are best known for treating people with:

  • Arthritis
  • Auto-immune conditions
  • Disc problems
  • Ear infections
  • Fatigue
  • Heartburn
  • Hip/SI joint pain
  • Joint stiffness
  • Low back pain
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Poor posture and ergonomics
  • Pregnancy support
  • Radiating pain into the shoulders and arms
  • Sciatica pain
  • Sleeping troubles
  • Soft tissues
  • Spinal degeneration whiplash
  • TMJ disorder and more

Dr. Winkelmann also performs extremity adjustments to the wrists, knees, ankles and feet.

These are just some of the most common conditions we can help with. If you are suffering from a condition that isn’t listed here, we strongly encourage you to take a look into chiropractic care.

Chiropractic care may not be right for every condition, however it has helped millions of people with an extensive array of health issues, ranging from everyday aches and pains to rare and chronic conditions.

The most recognized benefit of chiropractic care is pain relief, but the health benefits of chiropractic care extend far beyond alleviating your current symptoms. Chiropractic care corrects the underlying causes of your pain and is essential to whole body and long term wellness.  There will never be a day when the function of your nervous system and the structure of your spine is not absolutely integral to your whole body wellness.

Read below for a more in depth explanation of how and why chiropractic care works, and why so many people turn to chiropractic care each year.

Chiropractors are extensively trained doctors of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.  Chiropractors adjust joint restrictions, misalignments, and subluxations, also known as vertebral dysfunctions, in your spine and extremities to relieve your pain and correct the underlying problem. When chiropractors perform adjustments, they are aligning your spinal structure and freeing your nervous system from impingements and hindrances.  This restores and optimizes your nervous system function, which is absolutely essential to your health and every day function in every sense.  Your nervous system is the control-center of your body.

Subluxations are typically caused by three main causes: Traumas, Thoughts (Stress), & Toxins.

Traumas can be either micro or major traumas.  Micro-traumas that cause damage to your health are sometimes hard to recognize because they are part of our everyday lives.  Micro-traumas include repetitive motions, being in unnatural or uncomfortable positions, sitting or standing while not maintaining proper posture, and other regular everyday activities required by normal, every-day life.  Major traumas are more well-known and easily recognized, these types of traumas involve workplace accidents, motor vehicle accidents, whiplash, slips and falls, and other impact injuries.

Read More On Subluxation Causes

Thoughts (Stress): Most of us know that stress is bad for you, but it is hard to avoid in our often busy and demanding lives.  When we experience stress, it puts our body in a “fight or flight” nervous system response, which means that your adrenal glands are over stimulated, your body is releasing cortisol, inflammation markers increase, heart rate and blood pressure increase, your muscles tense and tighten, and the nervous system goes into an overactive state.  None of these responses are ideal for your overall wellness or musculoskeletal and nervous system health.  Chiropractic adjustments restore motion in your strained, fatigued joints and muscles and restore a natural balance to your nervous system function.

Toxins are all around us and nearly impossible to escape and they inhibit the function of your nervous system and state of overall health.  Toxins can be found in the air we breathe, the water we drink and in common foods. Food preservatives, artificial sweeteners, sugar, artificial food dyes, shortening, msg, gluten and dairy products are all considered toxins that cause inflammation. Inflammation causes pain, spinal subluxations and less than optimal nervous system function occur which deteriorate our healing abilities.

Chiropractic Care and Your Nervous System: Relieving Pain and Restoring Function

Your nervous system is comprised of your brain, spinal cord, and all of the nerves that connect the brain to your organs, muscles and digestion and endocrine system.  The nervous system sends and receives messages from your brain to each and every function from your head to your toes.  Even a slight loss in nervous system function, due to a spinal subluxation, can inhibit your body’s communication and hinder your body’s ability to regulate and heal itself.  It is your nervous system that lets you know that there is a problem in your body, by sending you pain signals.

Read More About Relieving Pain and Restoring Function

Your body naturally tries to compensate for a problem and keep you out of pain, but these natural protections and compensation mechanisms only work in the short term.  When you are in pain, it is your nervous system alerting you to a more serious underlying problem. Less than 10% of your nervous system is dedicated to sending those pain signals to your brain, so by the time that you are feeling pain, the misalignments in your spinal structure have progressed.

Think of your pain as the sound coming from a smoke detector. Smoke triggers the piercing sound of the alarm, but the smoke is only a by-product of the more serious issue, the fire that is burning.  Your pain is the same as the sound from a smoke detector, the pain you are experiencing is only an alarm alerting to of a more serious underlying problem.

Our approach is simple and straightforward, and our commitment to our patients and their families is two-fold. We want to get you out of pain and prevent pain and illness in the future.

Pain Relief: If you come to our office in pain, Dr. Winkelmann will review your medical history, assess your current symptoms, complete an exam and evaluation, and will conduct and review our digital x-ray imaging (as needed) to diagnose the root of your pain.

Based on his evaluation and your healthcare goals, Dr. Winkelmann will recommend an individualized care plan for you and explain how we can get you feeling better.The key to getting you well is finding a realistic care plan that you can maintain, We will work with you to find a plan that works for you, your family and the demands of your daily life.  We will never pressure you into anything that isn’t the best fit for you.

Along with your care plan, Dr. Winkelmann will give you at-home exercises and other tips to help you get better, faster.

Pain Prevention & Sustaining whole body health and wellness. Once we get rid of your pain, we want to help you stay symptom-free in the future.
Your pain is only a signal of an already developed underlying problem. For this reason, how your back or neck feel isn’t always the best evaluation of the current state of your overall health.

Chiropractic care is more effective when it is used as a way to maintain your health, keeping you enjoying the activities you love, and preventing pain instead of forcing you to react to pain.Some people think that if you keep going to the chiropractor for regular visits, that the problem you came in for was never fixed.  The truth is, regular chiropractic visits help you maintain your body’s structure and function, preventing dysfunction.

Similar to vehicle engine maintenance, if you keep oil in the engine and change the oil on schedule, your vehicle’s engine is much easier to maintain.  The same concept can be applied to your health and chiropractic care.

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Chiropractic Care Sheridan | (307) 763-4141