What Are Subluxations?Ooltewah Chiropractic and Total Health

A subluxation is the result of spinal bones with improper motion or position affecting nerve communications between your brain and your body.
sub = less than | luxation = dislocation
A dropped cell phone call is irritating. But dropped communications between your brain and your body can seriously impair your health!
A subluxation is a stress response. Muscles go into spasm. Spinal bones lock up. And adjacent nerves are choked or chafed. This interferes with the control and regulation of your body. This garbles communications between the brain and parts of your body.
Distorted nerve communications can be an underlying cause of many health problems beyond just headaches and back pain. For example. Interfere with nerve impulses going to or from your stomach: stomach problems.
Your nervous system controls every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. These nerve impulses travel through your spine. So having a spine free of subluxations is essential for optimal health.
Only a chiropractic examination can detect subluxations. And only chiropractic adjustments can reduce their effect to your nervous system, naturally.
Find out if you have subluxations before they become more serious and more difficult to correct.

Chiropractic Adjustments Are Essential

Spinal joints that aren’t moving right can choke or irritate nearby nerves. Chiropractic adjustments add motion to these stuck joints, reducing nervous system disruption. Then, health has the best opportunity to return.
Like lifting a heavy rock off your toe, our patients often report a pleasant sense of release directly following their adjustments.
Many Techniques
Sometimes a specific, highly-accurate thrust is used. Or an instrument delivers carefully directed energy. Or a slow, constant pressure is used. Several areas may be adjusted, or just one. Sometimes a popping sound is heard.
Feels Great
Because we rely on adjustments to help your body “right itself”, we’re highly proficient.
Most patients report a sense of well-being and ease. After all, if adjustments weren’t pleasant, our patients wouldn’t return for the multiple visits needed to retrain their spine!
Everyone Benefits
Newborns, infants, children, seniors and even back surgery patients can get adjusted. Naturally, adjustments are tailored to your size, age and particular health issue.
Find out for yourself by scheduling a no-obligation consultation to discuss your problem


The Activator Adjusting Instrument
The Activator Methods® Adjusting Instrument is a handheld spring-loaded tool that
Delivers a consistent low—force, high-speed thrust.
Because it’s many times faster than adjustments delivered by hand, the body rarely
tightens to resist, making adjustments comfortable and effective. It’s also helpful for
adjusting elbows, wrists, knees and other joints of the body.

Applied Kinesiology

Professional Applied Kinesiology, a new examination method

Dr. George Goodheart Jr. developed Applied Kinesiology, a new system of evaluation in Chiropractic, in the l960's. Through his remarkable observation skills and analytical mind, Dr. Goodheart found that normal and abnormal body functions could be evaluated using muscle tests. Dr Goodheart is part of the lnternational College of Applied Kinesiology, an interdisciplinary organization of doctors dedicated to providing an eclectic approach to health care. You can visit their website at
What is Professional Applied Kinesiology?
Health is dependent upon a balance between structure, body chemistry and mental well-being. These factors are evaluated using Professional Applied Kinesiology to determine a specific treatment program. Professional Applied Kinesiology draws on complementary therapies of treatment, including: chiropractic, nutrition, meridian, cranial, rehabilitation, neurology, functional health care, and others.
Muscle Testing
By using muscle testing as an indicator tool, the Applied Kinesiologist reveals imbalances in the body’s structural, chemical or emotional factors, and identities how well a person’s body is functioning. It also allows the body to specify its preferences for treatment, and to prioritize certain issues or problems. In general, the doctor finds a muscle that tests weak and attempts to determine what is causing the muscle to function ineffectively. The practitioner then evaluates and applies the therapy that will cause the muscle to test strong and best help the patient.

Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

The main focus of massage is soft tissue work of the muscles and ligaments. Some of the benefits include:
• Release of tension
• Increase of range of motion
• Relaxation
• Relief of chronic pain
• Relief for everyday sprains or strains
• Help for sports, work or auto accident injuries

What You Need to Know

When you visit our massage therapists you’ll have some paperwork to till out and then we’ll get you on your way to relaxation.

Download Massage Therapy Paperwork

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