A child's brain and nervous system control every function in their body. As a parent, you want to ensure that your child's nervous system is developing and functioning properly. Many parents rely on chiropractic care to maintain the health of their children. From birth and throughout the rough and tumble period of early childhood, children are exposed to compression, twisting, and jarring that causes minor spinal problems called subluxations. Simple acts such as the frequent falls experienced by toddlers learning to walk, sudden falls while riding a bicycle, or simply playing sports may cause mild traumatic injuries to the spine.
Subluxations of the spine do not necessarily cause discomfort to your child and there may be minimal external evidence that a subluxation exists. However, vague symptoms such as restricted head movement, interrupted sleep, nursing or feeding difficulties, and even some other common ailments such as persistent ear aches, acid reflux, colic, bed wetting, or headaches can also indicate spinal problems.
Drs. Joe and Cheryl Silva are members of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and have been specially trained in the safe and gentle adjusting of infants and children. Silva Chiropractic is equipped with a special tiger adjusting table so that we may better provide chiropractic for children and infants.
Chiropractic can make your pregnancy more comfortable. Studies show that women are able to carry and deliver babies with more comfort when receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy. Back pain, which is a common symptom in pregnancy, may indicate the presence of spinal misalignments. Correcting these misalignments can ensure that both mother-to-be and the unborn child have the best opportunity to have a healthy pregnancy and birth. Drs. Joe and Cheryl Silva are trained and certified in the Webster Technique for adjusting pregnant women. Silva Chiropractic is also equipped with a special adjusting table that allows room for the pregnant belly.
The Webster Technique Defined:
Sacral misalignment causes the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments. The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces interference to the nervous system and facilitates biomechanical balance in the pelvic structures, muscles, and ligaments.
Chiropractors are specialists of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. We use a drug-free, non-invasive, hands-on approach to relieving pain and restoring health. Drs. Silva use several different techniques of spinal manipulation, physical modalities, and rehabilitative exercises to relieve pain, restore function, and stimulate the body to heal itself.
Millions of Americans use chiropractic as part of their routine health care. Chiropractic care aids in correcting postural imbalances and structural misalignments that accumulate over time. Chiropractic adjustments restore alignment and mobility to the vertebrae as well as other joints of the body. This allows muscles surrounding the joint to relax and heal as well as relieving nerve interference which can improve overall health and wellness.
Our office provides the following therapies:
Athletes around the world understand the importance of chiropractic. Most collegiate, professional, and world-class athletes use chiropractic to keep them in the game and help them reach their maximum potential. Chiropractic is used to treat sports injuries, but also improves body alignment, biomechanics, and coordination. Good nutrition, chiropractic, and hard work are the backbone of excellence in sports.
If you are a competitive athlete, you may already be aware of the importance your diet plays on your performance. We can help you tune your eating habits to boost your performance.
Nutrition can go a long way in helping you feel better. In many cases, changing your diet can improve and even eliminate many manageable health conditions. As a certified Applied Clinical Nutritionist, Dr. Joe is able to provide alternative care for a wide variety of conditions utilizing nutrition and supplementation. Nutrition is one of the most important factors in optimal health. You are literally what you eat. Good nutrition is a critical factor in achieving maximum health - mind, body, and spirit.
In conjunction with our nutrition services, we provide: