Chiropractic philosophy is built on the principle that your body’s intelligence system flows via the nervous system to and from organs, tissues, and every last cell of your body. There is nothing, in the human body, that is not controlled by the nervous system. Since the human body is designed to self-heal and self-regulate, an irritation or blockage within the nervous system in the form of subluxation will impair the “signal flow” along the nerves’ paths. This causes malfunction in the body, eventually resulting in disease.
The chiropractic approach is to stimulate the body, through restorative adjustments, to correct naturally and stimulate self-healing.
Dr. Scardino will engage in a one-on-one conversation with you to determine your medical history and the possible causes of your problem(s). IF Dr. Scardino determines that he can help you and if he accepts your case, then he will go over his best recommendations , for the adjustment and treatment procedures that can be customized to fit your needs and how he and our entire team will work together to solve your health and wellness issues.
The Brain and the Nervous System CONTROL and COORDINATE EVERYTHING happening in your body! There is not one thing happening in your body right now that is not being controlled by your brain and nervous system. You are digesting your last meal, making blood cells, blinking to remove dust, reading words and a billion other actions. Your heart is pumping and your lungs are breathing and you never have to think about it or make it happen. You don't digest food just because you swallow something into your stomach. First your stomach sends a signal to your brain and then your brain analyzes it and returns the command - digest food, regurgitate poisons or just pass it along. If your nerve system is blocked, twisted, impinged or compressed in any way then this vital communication will not travel between the brain and your body and Dis-Ease will result. As your Chiropractor my job is to check if you have any of these blocked nerve signals and fix them. It's just that simple. These blocked nerve signals are called SUBLUXATIONSand they are caused by three types of stress.
1. Physical Stress: Slips, Falls, Auto Accidents (including minor fender benders), poor posture, bad chairs and poor sitting positions, back packs, physical labor, dental visits and much more!
2. Emotional Stress: The worst stress of all is emotional stress. People worry and experience anxiety over work, family, teenagers, parents, the world, illness and more and it has a real effect on us physically and mentally and can cause subluxations.
3. Chemical Stress: Drugs, Alcohol, Prescription and Over the Counter Medicines, Air and Water Pollution, Food Additives, as well as many other things that we cannot avoid.
By locating and removing these subluxations, your body will function better, your brain and nervous system will communicate better and your natural ability to adapt to your environment will be enhanced leading to better expression of life and health.
We adjust with a computer called the ProAdjuster.
ProAdjuster technology operates on the same principles as traditional chiropractic, only it uses computer analysis to make more detailed assessments and provide customized treatment. It is a very specific no crunch / no twist Chiropractic.
To better understand, let’s examine the idea of palpation. When a Chiropractor palpates your spine, they are checking for joint fluidity, motion and or rigidity. Improper motion affecting the nerve function is called a subluxation. In a similar fashion to palpation, the ProAdjuster can determine whether the vertebra’s motion is too rigid or too fluid. The spine should not be too rigid (hypo-mobile). However, instead of utilizing the doctor’s judgment as to what areas are hyper-mobile or hypo-mobile, the ProAdjuster measures precise levels of motion. Therefore, the ProAdjuster can isolate a problem area faster and more accurately than manual procedures. In a typical ProAdjuster treatment, the chiropractor uses the ProAdjuster tool to do the same thing, only the tool’s computerized sensors allow him to get a more precise reading for each joint, identifying problem areas more quickly.
These readings are mapped out on a computer chart, allowing you to see for yourself which joints in your spine have the correct range of motion. The chiropractor, and even yourself, can visually see which joints are too mobile, or too stiff.
A light force is introduced into the vertebra to check motion, it is reflected back to the piezoelectric sensor, which measures the reflective force, sending it to the computer for interpretation, all before the muscle can respond in its normal way. Isn’t that incredible?
Using the sameProAdjuster tool, the chiropractor can now treat problem areas using the precise amount of force needed. The ProAdjuster delivers a series of gentle impulses to problem joints. The gentle, carefully targeted impules, reduce the pressure on nerves. In turn, this relieves pain and stress on the problem areas, and allows each nerve to heal. ProAdjuster treatments are effective and gentle enough to be used on young children and on people with osteoporosis.
How can anything so gentle and comfortable change my spine?
The ProAdjuster utilizes a precise oscillating force with uninterrupted motion. It is able to increase the mobility of the spinal segments by reducing or enabling motion in the abnormal areas. In other words, the ProAdjuster is “unsticking” the joint. Have you ever seen a woodpecker tapping in an oscillating fashion on a tree? It is hard to believe, but you can watch them bore right through the hardest wood! The ProAdjuster taps in much the same way but uses soft tips that are comfortable to the human body and do not create damage.
The ProAdjuster helps to fine-tune the nervous system.
We use ProAdjuster’s sophisticated computerized analysis to pinpoint problem areas. The information is then charted graphically on a computer monitor, so your doctor can detect the problem areas on each and every visit.
Your doctor will now begin the treatment with the ProAdjuster’s resonant force impulses precisely to the affected areas, you will receive gentle, effective treatment to that specific area, thereby reducing the subluxation. This will relieve the pressure on the nerve, allow the nerve to heal and restore the nerve’s ability to transmit signals to and from the brain more freely. Most importantly, it will help relieve the pain! In addition, your doctor may again take the readings after the adjustment with the ProAdjuster to compare the results. That’s putting analysis on a whole new level!