The focus at Hart Chiropractic is on a condition known as vertebral subluxation. This occurs when a spinal bone (called vertebra) gets jarred slightly out of alignment and disturbs spinal nerve function, as depicted in the adjacent image (Courtesy of the Palmetto State Chiropractic Association). Subluxation is unhealthy because the nerves control so many functions in the body.
Adjustment of vertebral subluxation helps to improve function of the spine and nerves, which in turn promotes self-healing in the patient.
Dr. Hart checks the health of the nerve system with:
a. Skin temperature analysis (shown in picture)
b. Resting heart rate
c. Heart rate variability
Learn more about how Dr. Hart uses heart rate information by clicking the Research link above. Here you will see case studies from Dr. Hart's practice.
To check spinal alignment, Dr. Hart uses palpation, leg length comparison, and if indicated, on-site digital x-ray.
Adjustment of the spine is gently given when testing indicates the presence of vertebral subluxation.
Dr. Hart has a focus on upper cervical subluxation since there are more nerves in this area than anywhere else in the spine.
The patient's nerve system is monitored following the adjustment to determine effectiveness of care.
1314 Pelham Rd, Suite 3, Greenville, South Carolina 29615
Open Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
Evenings and Saturday appointments available by request.
House calls, a long lost art in health care these days, are also available by request - for those who may have difficulty in getting around town.