The purpose of care at Hart Chiropractic is to improve the health of the nervous system with spinal adjustment. This in turn helps patients heal themselves. Kind of like a healthy diet and exercise - which are not typically used as treatments of symptoms. However, these determinants of health, healthy nervous system, healthy diet, and exercise help the patient become stronger so they can better heal and maintain themselves.
A healthy nervous system is important because the nerves control many vital functions like heart rate, blood pressure and digestion. Improving the nervous system is not a cure-all but a healthy diet and exercise are not cure-alls either. These determinants of health are nonetheless important in helping the patient become healthier.
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Dr. Hart checks the health of the nerve system mainly by measuring the patient's resting heart rate and heart rate variability. You might think he does this because of his last name : ) but these tests are used because they are: a) evidence based and b) suitable for in-office use.
These tests help Dr. Hart decide whether the patient has nerve disturbance, and ultimately whether they need a spinal adjustment. Dr. Hart has found that the patient often does not need an adjustment according to this approach.
Spinal misalignment is checked by palpation and if necessary, on-site digital x-ray.
If the patient has nerve disturbance and misalignment, then spinal adjustment is indicated.
For more information, call Dr. Hart at 350-2898.
Adjustment of the spine is gently given when indicated. Dr. Hart focuses on the atlas (C1) vertebra since there are more nerves at that level than anywhere else in the spine.
The patient's nerve system is monitored following the adjustment to determine effectiveness of care, and whether a follow-up adjustment is indicated.
Dr. Hart has a number of published case studies showing evidence of improved nerve function following his spinal adjustment. Learn more by clicking on the Research button at the top of this page.