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At Duncraig Chiropractic, we’re not just practitioners; we’re your partners on the journey to vibrant health and wellness. Our expertise is deeply rooted in the precision of Advanced Bio-Structural Correction, a powerful technique focused on realigning your spine and enhancing joint mobility. Our chiropractors are not only highly trained but also possess years of hands-on experience in this transformative approach, ensuring you receive top-tier care.

But we go beyond the adjustment table. Education is at the heart of our mission. We empower you with the knowledge to improve your posture, reduce spine-related stress, and enhance your overall alignment. Through personalized lifestyle and exercise recommendations, we pave the way for your holistic well-being.

What truly sets us apart is our commitment to your unique needs. We begin with an in-depth, one-on-one assessment, taking the time to understand your history, challenges, and aspirations. This personal touch allows us to craft tailored recommendations that align with your preferences.

Our warm and inviting environment encourages open dialogue. We want you to feel at ease, sharing your concerns and asking questions. After your assessment, we provide comprehensive explanations, ensuring you fully grasp your current status and what lies ahead on your wellness journey.

At Duncraig Chiropractic, you’ll discover more than a clinic – you’ll find a dedicated partner ready to guide you towards the vibrant, pain-free life you deserve. Experience the transformative power of Advanced Bio-Structural Correction with us today..

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Health Is Normal

When chiropractic was discovered in 1895, a lack of health would often bring the administration of harsh patent medicines containing alcohol, cocaine, mercury or arsenic.

In the midst of this, a healer, experimenter and freethinker by the name of Daniel David Palmer in Davenport, Iowa asked a simple, yet profound question:

“I desired to know why one person was ailing and his associate eating at the same table, working in the same shop was not. Why? What difference was there in the two persons that caused one to have pneumonia, catarrh, typhoid or rheumatism, while his partner, similarly situated, escaped? Why?”

Great question.

Palmer went on to discover that it’s smarter to focus on the person with the disease, than focus on the disease in the person. That’s still true today.

We start with the assumption that good, vibrant health is normal. Our second assumption is that if you’re not experiencing optimal health, something must be interfering with your natural, inborn ability to self-heal and experience life to the fullest.

Yet, our tendency is to look outside ourselves to some of the more common culprits:

  • Bad luck. Accidents often fall into this category—being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
  • Germs. Blaming a cold or the flu solely on germs overlooks one essential ingredient—being a hospitable host!
  • Genetics. The newest fall guy is having a “bad gene.” Yet, DNA expression is often a reaction to our environment.

Your Nervous System

Your nervous system, consisting of your brain, spinal cord and all your nerves, is the most vital system of your body. Its purpose is to coordinate and regulate all the other systems of your body as well as help you adapt to your environment. Just a few of the jobs it looks after, without a conscious thought from you are:

  • Producing stomach acid after a meal
  • Communicating with the immune system
  • Increasing your pulse when climbing stairs
  • Reducing your blood pressure when seated
  • Learning to crawl, walk or ride a bicycle
  • Producing pain when touching a hot stove
  • Perspiring to cool you when it’s hot

Your nervous system controls every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. Your DNA may determine your height or the colour of your eyes, but your nervous system controls and regulates how your body functions.

If your nervous system were to be impaired, interfered with or compromised so nerve messages to or from your brain were distorted, parts of your body may not work as intended. Stroke victims and those confined to wheelchairs are tragic and severe examples of this simple neurological fact.

That’s why the most significant parts of your nervous system are protected by bone. Your brain is protected by your skull and your spinal cord is covered by the moving bones of your spinal column.

Yet, even with this protection, interferences can happen. Especially along the spinal column. The most common (and overlooked) cause is stress.

An Effect of Stress

These days, stress is so common it’s often seen as “normal.” Since it’s unlikely that we can eliminate stress in our lives, improving our ability to withstand and accommodate it is important for our health.

There’s good stress and bad stress.

Positive StressNegative Stress
A workout at the gymLack of adequate sleep
One-day water fastDaily diet of fast food
Learning the pianoPaying the bills
International travelAirline seats
Trying new foodsFood poisoning
A glass of wineThree glasses of wine

Generally, stress falls into three categories:

Emotional stress is one of the most common, yet overlooked types of negative stress.

Physical Stress – Repetitive motions (painting the ceiling), postural distortions (falling asleep with your neck twisted) and whiplash injuries from a car accident are physical stresses. So are slips and falls. Even a difficult birth or learning to walk.

Emotional Stress – Ever face an impossible deadline at work? Or grieved the loss of a loved one? Notice the posture of someone who is depressed. Anger, or a sense of hopelessness, are common forms of emotional stress that may affect the spine.

Chemical Stress – Today’s environment constantly assaults us with chemicals. Drugs, preservatives, tobacco, alcohol, pollen, pet dander, detergents, fabric softeners and a host of other substances that can affect our nervous system and muscle tone.

Stress produces a reaction in your body. Besides increased levels of stress hormones, the fight or flight response may produce spinal joint dysfunction. Think of it as your body’s circuit breaker.

Spinal Joint Dysfunction

If you suffer from spinal dysfunction, in which spinal bones are stuck, fixated and not moving properly, your ability to turn and bend can be compromised. When a spinal bone loses its normal relationship with the bone above or below it, it may set in motion a cascade of effects:

  • Reduced joint motion
  • Nerve irritation
  • Inflammation
  • Muscle spasm
  • Disc bulging
  • Joint degeneration
  • Pain
  • Numbness in the hands and feet
  • Pins and needles sensations

As a short-term solution to overwhelming physical, chemical or emotional stress, spinal joint dysfunction is a brilliant coping strategy. Yet, when this stress response doesn’t resolve in a timely manner, or the stress is chronic, it may lead to other consequences.

Chiropractic is a natural healing art which detects the presence of these spinal joint dysfunctions and reduces them using chiropractic adjustments.