Chiropractic care today differs greatly in technique and philosophy.
Dr. McCollum and his staff practice the traditional philosophy of Chiropractic which is subluxation and structural correction of the spine. Simply put, a subluxation is a misaligned vertebrae which interferes with nerve impulses.
Nerve impulse is the electrical impulse from the brain that regulates all function of the body and keeps us alive. Although the traditional Chiropractor wants his patients to “feel better”, Dr. McCollum’s chiropractic care focuses on removing nerve interference (subluxation) and restructuring the spine to its most stable biomechanical position. This is done through a rehabilitation program of adjustments and spinal exercise. The length of correction and frequency of adjustment is determined by the severity of the patient’s subluxations and structural alignment. Symptoms may be gone long before the spine is at its maximum corrected position so adjustment schedules are kept intense to allow structural correction in the shortest amount of time. The patient is then closely monitored by postural patterns, X-rays, and spinal readings until the subluxations are corrected and the spine is in its proper alignment. By reviewing these before and after studies with the doctor, the patient actually sees the results.