Chiropractic Care in Milford

Chiropractic Care in Milford CT

The system known as chiropractic began with a theory that the alignment of the spine and other joints affects overall health. Chiropractic care is holistic, meaning it focuses on the whole body, not individualized symptoms. Developed in the late 19th century, chiropractic now has over 120 years of practical application that supports that theory. Here are the basics about chiropractic care, courtesy of Menta Chiropractic in Milford, Connecticut.


Chiropractic Care – the Theory
Chiropractors believe that the structure of the human body – especially the alignment of the spine – affects how the body functions. Nerves and blood vessels run from the spinal cord to the extremities and organs. They control feeling and movement, supply blood and nutrients, and remove waste products. If the spine or other joints are out of alignment, your body will not function properly and you may even develop such conditions as high blood pressure, a high pulse or gastrointestinal problems. Pressure on the nerves can cause pain, pins and needles or numbness. Restoring proper alignment through chiropractic adjustment can often relieve your symptoms and improve your health.


Reasons to See a Chiropractor
Acute or chronic pain in any area of the body is the most common reason why people seek chiropractic services. The pain might result from an auto accident that causes whiplash, from a fall or from a sports injury. Repetitive motion injuries are common in some occupations. Carpal tunnel syndrome, for example, often plagues secretaries. Headache, including migraines, is another reason people seek chiropractic care. Poor posture can cause a number of problems and can be corrected with adjustments and exercise. The spine isn't the only area of concern. A misalignment in the knee, hip or ankle can cause gait problems and pain. Equally important, these misalignments can result in permanent damage to the cartilage and bone of a joint.


Chiropractic Services

The most important of all chiropractic services is joint realignment, or adjustment. In addition to manual adjustments, Dr. Menta also uses the Activator, a hand-held tool that allows for very precise adjustments in the spine and other joints. Massage therapy and posture analysis and correction with targeted individualized exercise programs helps loosen tight muscles and relieve pain. Improved posture also promotes better internal organ function. For example, adjustments to the rib cage allow you to breathe more fully and supply the entire body with increased oxygen. Although all chiropractors receive training in nutrition – much more than most medical doctors – Dr. Menta also did his undergraduate work in the field and can make dietary and supplement recommendations to improve overall health.

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
9:30am - 12:30pm
3:00pm - 6:30pm


Tuesday
3:00pm - 6:30pm


Wednesday
9:30am - 12:30pm
3:00pm - 6:30pm


Thursday
3:00pm - 6:30pm


Friday
9:30am - 12:30pm


Saturday
Closed

Menta Chiropractic, LLC
148 Research Drive Suite A
Milford, CT 06460
(203) 713-8833