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Chiropractic & Understanding Subluxation

"Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases."

- Hippocrates

Doctors of Chiropractic have a deep respect for the human body's ability to heal itself and manage pain without the use of surgery or medication. Chiropractic is not an alternative to medicine, nor is it complementary to medicine. It is a separate and distinct science, art, and philosophy of health and healing, and it has become the most prevalent natural healing art in the world. A Doctor of Chiropractic is one who is involved in the treatment and prevention of disease, as well as the promotion of public health, and a wellness approach to patient healthcare.


Since Chiropractic is based on the premise that the body is a self-healing organism, and that the nervous system is the master control system of the body, Chiropractic care is all about the health of your spine. Minor displacements of the spinal bones, known as vertebral subluxations, can cause stress to the spinal cord, which acts as the main line of intelligence for the entire body. These displacements, or subluxations, are the cause of many unwanted health conditions. Chiropractors take a more holistic approach to the body. Chiropractic is the largest alternative health profession in North America and the third largest health-care profession in the United States. 


How Can Chiropractic Help?

A Vertebral Subluxation is best described as a breakdown in the communication between your brain and your body. Subluxations can occur when any form of stress, be it physical, chemical, or emotional, causes one or more of the spinal vertebra to become misaligned enough to cause spinal nerve pressure.

Your brain communicates with your body by sending and receiving messages along the spinal column. These messages are carried through your spinal cord and delivered to your body through the spinal nerves. When this communication is interrupted, it is referred to as vertebral subluxation. This can affect your overall health.

Your spinal nerves also innervate your organs.  When you have a subluxation it  effects organ function and will cause "symptoms" to let  you know there is a problem.  


On the chart to the right, are some of the common symptoms associated with the corresponding nerve and vertebrae. For example, if there is a subluxation at L1 you may experience constipation, diarrhea, or colitis. If C1 is affected by a subluxation, you may experience, headaches, insomnia, head cold, and dizziness.


Chiropractic Benefits


Come see us if you are suffering from:

  • Back Pain

  • Neck Pain

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Sports Injuries

  • Headaches

  • Sciatica

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Wrist, Ankle or Foot Pain

  • Glandular Imbalances, Fatigue, Weight Gain

  • Herniated / Bulging Discs

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Sleep Disorders

  • TMJ (Jaw Pain)

  • Scoliosis

Chiropractic Training


Chiropractic doctors go through a minimum of four years of schooling at a chiropractic college, generally preceded by an undergraduate degree in the basic sciences or several years of experience in a prior relevant health care field. We must pass four national boards to practice chiropractic.

Students of chiropractic care must spend a minimum of at least 4,200 hours with their teacher, and a minimum of 1,000 hours of fully supervised clinical training with an instructor as they learn the appropriate diagnosis and treatment techniques to help heal your body and restore it to its natural, fully functioning state.

Chiropractors are required to attend a minimum of 20 hours per year of continuing education to keep up with the latest techniques, research and medical devices to keep us on the cutting edge of medicine.


So What Can You Expect When You Become A Patient At Balanced Body Wellness Centre? 


Dr. Tamera Firnbach, DC will provide you with the help you need in order to live every day of your life to the absolute fullest potential possible. At Balanced Body Wellness Centre(BBWC), our friendly staff makes your office visit fast, efficient, and effective! We provide patients a better way of life by guiding them towards a better and healthier lifestyle. BBWC is focused on top quality care for all patients and, most importantly, doing so in an encouraging and welcoming atmosphere. 


There is no need to feel intimidated when visiting us because you will experience a stress-free, friendly and professional environment. Dr. Tamera Firnbach’s assistants will be waiting to greet you and to help make your visit not only uplifting, but also enjoyable to the fullest degree. 


Dr. Tamera Firnbach, DC and the Balanced Body Wellness Centre’s staff gives true meaning to genuine concern for all patients health and well-being. She encourages patients to make incredibly helpful lifestyle changes, as well as relieving pain where they need it the most





Don't Hesitate Any Longer. Call Us Now For a Consultation!Let Our Wellness Services Give You the Comprehensive Pain Relief You Need.

3 Easy Steps To Become A Patient At Balanced Body Wellness Centre: 

Step 1

Schedule an interview with our new patient coordinator to see if BBWC is right for you.

Step 2

Schedule a new patient exam to determine protocols and testing best suited to your health condition.


Step 3

Schedule treatments at our comfortable, supportive facility and receive follow up care with the BBWC team to manage your treatment plan.


Schedule An Appointment

Schedule an initial consult to get an understanding of your goals and what problems you have been having that you would like to resolve.

Create A Plan

After evaluating your lab findings and exam results, we will develop a comprehensive health plan. 

Get Your Life Back

Our individualized care plans and treatments will get you back to feeling great and living life to the fullest.

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