In this health video you will learn all about chiropractic care.
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Raena Morgan: I'm visiting with Dr. JaDean Anderson who is a chiropractor. What does a chiropractor do? Dr. JaDean Anderson: A chiropractor is highly trained in the detection and removal of vertebral subluxations. What a subluxation is a misalignment, a slight misalignment of two vertebrae within your spine. When these bones misalign there is nerve dysfunction or irritation that takes place. When the nerve irritation takes place, you have the symptoms that a lot of people seek chiropractors for which is neck pain, mid back pain, low back pain, headaches and things such as that. Raena Morgan: And it's called a sub--? Dr. JaDean Anderson: Subluxation. Raena Morgan: Is that when the vertebrae is pulled out of place? Dr. JaDean Anderson: Yeah. When this irritation occurs the nerve impulses from your brain are being sent to the proper places within your body and it's basically a roadblock, and your body is not able to function at its optimum. Raena Morgan: So, it's affecting your central nervous system. Is that what you are saying? Dr. JaDean Anderson: Yep, your central and your peripheral nervous system. Raena Morgan: So, the brain is not getting the messages to the nerves? Dr. JaDean Anderson: How I would explain it is there is a roadblock because there are impulses from your brain running down your spinal chord and out to, let's say your arm, and if there is a misalignment within your spinal chord that impulse coming from your brain out to your fingers is being blocked or misinterpreted and that's resulting in, could be finger pain, or numbness, or tingling within your fingers. Raena Morgan: So, do you deal with the neck a lot or just the entire spine? Dr. JaDean Anderson: I deal with the entire spine, basically looking within the whole spine to find out what could be causing the patient's problem and identifying the specific location that needs to be realigned from the misalignment. Raena Morgan: Okay. Well, thank you Dr. Anderson. We'll visit again. Dr. JaDean Anderson: Okay.