Our bodies want to be healthy. They naturally strive to maintain the highest level of health they can. Sometimes, however, obstacles are put in their way. The result can be pain, sickness, etc. The role of chiropractic is to correct one of the major sources of those obstacles: the vertebral subluxation.
Although the spinal column is a sturdy structure, individual vertebrae can become misplaced. When that happens, it's called a “Misalignment”, or vertebral subluxation.
One of the most common causes of vertebral subluxation is automobile accidents. Yet, many everyday activities can result in subluxations as well. Picking up heavy objects, taking part in sports, and even sitting for prolonged periods at a desk can all put stress on the vertebrae and lead to vertebral subluxation. When a subluxation is present, spinal nerves can be adversely effected resulting in various symptoms. A subluxation can also restrict normal joint motion. This, in turn, can cause many negative effects such as swelling, pain, muscle spasm, etc.
Dr. Bisanti’s primary focus is to identify any joint that is not moving properly, “subluxation”, and then restore the motion with the chiropractic adjustment. If joint motion is not first restored, then therapy/rehab will be ineffective. For example: If you dislocate your shoulder, the first thing that needs to be done is to put that shoulder joint back in proper alignment, “restore joint motion“. Only after the joint is in proper alignment should exercise/rehab begin. Exercising the shoulder before it is put back in proper position will not be an effective course of treatment.