Chiropractor in Joplin, MO
"The Power that Created the Body Heals the Body, It Happens NO Other Way"
With the above thought in mind, "Welcome to Skaggs Chiropractic, LLC". We commend you for reaching out and venturing into a profession of natural health that may be unfamiliar to you. At this point, you may find yourself asking, "What can a chiropractor do for me"? Well, unlike most doctors offices, our approach to your problem is different. We will ask you about accidents, falls and other injuries. How long have you had this problem? You will find that we are interested in every aspect of your medical history and we take the time to give you the attention you and your case deserve. Dr. Skaggs, Joplin Chiropractor, investigates the source or the cause of your problem and will treat that cause, not the symptom. Please understand, each patient is an individual, while two patients may have the same symptom or symptoms, the cause may be as unique and different as you are. This is what sets Dr. Skaggs apart from the other physicians.
We believe in the body's innate intelligence to heal itself. By looking at this website, you have taken the first step toward becoming one of the millions of Americans that have found relief for pain through chiropractic care. Can you imagine "Life without pain"? Chiropractic is a natural and effective way to treat the body and promote a healthy lifestyle. Chiropractic physicians are highly trained physicians that specialized in the science of the function of the spinal column, the musculoskeletal system, and the nervous system. Simply put, "Pain is a signal from the body to the brain that something is wrong". It is a symptom, not the problem. At Skaggs Chiropractic, we do not treat the symptoms, we search for the cause of the pain. We view the patient as an integrated being and focus on spinal health as the key to overall health and wellness.
The brain is connected to every cell, tissue, and organ in the entire body, to this, there is no exception. The communication system twixt the brain and the cells of the body are the spinal cord and the nerves that exit the spinal cord. The spinal column and the skull naturally protect the soft delicate tissues of the central nervous system. Periodically, the nerves that branch off the spinal cord can become irritated or pinched off, affecting tissue that the nerve is connected to such as the heart, liver, lungs, muscles, hands, and feet. The pinching of these nerves is most commonly caused by a misalignment of one or more of the 24 vertebrae in the spinal column. Let's face it, when our divine creator designed us, he did not design us to be tossed around on the inside of an automobile during an accident. Other such causes such as trauma, falls, stress, poor posture, sports injuries can create these misalignments, which immediately or over time cause symptoms such as headaches, migraines, back pain & neck pain. You may also experience pain, numbness, burning, tingling, and weaknesses in the shoulders, arms, hands, hips, legs, and feet.
Chiropractors for more than a hundred years have been correcting spinal misalignments and removing interference from the nervous system, therefore relieving painful symptoms. Allowing the bodies natural innate intelligence to heal the body. Medications such as pain killers and muscle relaxers only temporarily mask or cover up the symptoms caused by these spinal misalignments and can actually impede the healing process.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and the prevention of disease.
Chiropractic (ki-ro-prak-tic) Greek: Meaning the practice of treatment by the hand. Chiropractic is the second largest healing profession in the world today and could possibly be the doctor of the future which Thomas Edison related to so many years ago. Chiropractic is based on a simple but powerful premise: With a normal functioning spine and a healthy lifestyle, your body is better able to heal itself. The primary tool of a chiropractor is spinal manipulation in which pressure is applied to an area of the spine having a dysfunctional joint (subluxation). The result is reduced pain and inflammation and the removal of pressure which was on a nerve. Chiropractic is the only profession dedicated to the detection and correction of Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VCS).
Disclaimer: No individuals, including those currently under our active care, should use the information and/or resources contained here within to self diagnose or self treat any health related condition(s). Diagnosis and treatment of all health conditions should only be performed by your doctor of chiropractic or other licensed health care professional.