It's All About Function.

iStock_000011900648Medium.jpg Without a doubt, the most common age range of people who seek NUCCA chiropractic care in our office is 30-60 years. And the most common reason is some sort of neuro-musculo-skeletal problem--headaches, neck pain, back pain, joint pain, numbness and tingling. According to MEDLine Plus, back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. It is the most common reason for missed work. It is the second most common reason for visits to a doctor's office, outnumbered only by upper respiratory infections.

But just because something is common, doesn't mean it's normal. Or inevitable.

Most cases of back pain are mechanical in nature, meaning they are caused by postural distortion, not by serious conditions such as infection, tumor, fracture, or cancer. When postural distortion occurs, the spinal bones shift out of their proper anatomical position. To compensate, the spinal bones change shape--becoming flat or growing extra bone (spurs) in an attempt to stabilize the spine against the force of gravity. Improper position coupled with abnormal shape can create irritation to the intervertebral discs and spinal nerves and lead to pain, muscle stiffness, numbness and tingling. Over time, serious spinal degeneration can occur:  the hallmarks of chronic vertebral misalignment and body imbalance.

Neuro-musculo-skeletal issues are a sign of long term subluxation damage. But in addition to these issues, most of the people we see are suffering from long-term functional issues as well. They have watched their symptoms increase and their overall quality of health decline. Sometimes they can't "put their finger on it" but something doesn't seem right. They are more tired; they gain weight easily; they have more aches and pains; they get more frequent colds and flus; their motivation is waning. Subluxation affects all aspects of life. And because the signs of subluxation can be present long before symptoms, one does not have to wait until symptoms or health challenges are present to be evaluated.

The following is a list of common health concerns people share with us during the history portion of their consultation. These may or may not be the primary reason(s) someone has come in for an evaluation. At follow-up re-evaluations throughout the initial phase of care, the majority of our practice members report improvement in or complete resolution of the majority of concerns discussed during their initial visit.

  • allergies
  • anxiety
  • arthritis
  • asthma/breathing difficulties
  • back pain
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • chronic infections
  • constipation
  • depression
  • difficulty taking a deep breath
  • digestive problems
  • ear infections
  • epilepsy/seizures
  • eye infections
  • fatigue
  • female disorders
  • flu symptoms
  • frequent colds
  • "fuzzy/foggy" feeling
  • hearing loss
  • headaches (all types)
  • herniated disc
  • high blood pressure
  • hip pain
  • hypo- or hyperthyroidism
  • immune system deficiency
  • indigestion
  • infertility
  • jaw pain or mal-alignment
  • joint pain
  • knee pain
  • lack of sleep/poor sleeping
  • leg pain
  • low back pain
  • migraines
  • Meniere's Disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • neck pain
  • nervousness
  • nerve pain (neuralgia)
  • numbness/tingling
  • pain (acute and chronic)
  • Plantar fascitis
  • poor concentration
  • poor vision
  • restlessness
  • rib pain/tightness around the ribs
  • sciatica
  • scoliosis/poor posture
  • short leg
  • shoulder pain
  • sinus problems
  • sore throats
  • tendonitis
  • tight muscles
  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Tourett's Syndrome
  • unequal leg length
  • variable energy levels
  • whiplash injuries (acute and chronic)

While it is important to understand that these problems and conditions can be helped with NUCCA chiropractic care, it is equally important to understand that Chiropractors do not treat these symptoms and conditions. Nor do they heal them.  All healing occurs within the body itself.  The development of these symptoms and conditions can be directly related to or contributed to by the body's inability to adapt optimally to the internal and external stresses placed upon it. Each of these problems can be functional, or at least have a functional component to it. By realizing that Chiropractors evaluate body function and remove interference to the body's inborn, God-given ability to self-regulate and self-heal, then one can realize how all of these health concerns can improve or resolve completely. The body heals best when it works best. The Atlas Subluxation Complex blocks nerve flow at the brain stem--the gateway between the brain and the body.  When the Atlas Subluxation Complex is present, any and all body systems can be affected and numerous symptoms can occur.

Rather than neglecting small problems or covering up symptoms, it is best is to evaluate how your body is working. If it is not working optimally due to vertebral subluxation, the NUCCA Procedure is uniquely designed to correct the cause of vertebral subluxation and restore optimal nerve flow. Adults under chiropractic care report better overall health, fewer illnesses, fewer missed work days, and an overall sense of well-being. Chiropractic care has been found to be a safe, effective, and cost saving health care option.

Please contact our office at 434-817-7788 to discuss your health concerns and learn how NUCCA chiropractic care can help you regain the level of health you are designed to enjoy.

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"I was born with a clubbed foot and had it corrected as a child. For years I've had one leg that was 1-1/4 inches shorter than the other. Countless doctors told me that the leg-length discrepancy was a function of my clubbed foot and I believed that until recently. I started having problems with my back and legs on a regular basis a few years ago. My body was completely off-center, and it caused my spine to curve in order to compensate. Needless to say, I was in constant pain. I was in the process of buying an elevated shoe to offset the difference when I found Dr. Russamano at the Body Balancing Center. I was VERY skeptical of chiropractic procedures, but had read in many places that the type of procedure he practiced (NUCCA) could benefit my condition. I visited his office, and he was extremely attentive and empathetic about my condition. After a thorough diagnosis, complete with specialty x-rays, he spent 15 minutes working on my neck, which was a completely painless procedure. This is not an exaggeration- my leg dropped a full 1-1/4 inches during that visit, and has held that position for the last 3 months. I'm free of pain, my body is aligned, and I couldn't be happier. I highly recommend Dr. Russamano for anyone who is having body pains or notices one leg being shorter than the other. I also thank him for my return to good health."

C.F., Dallas, TX

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