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“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”
–Thomas A. Edison

Welcome to Dr. Clunes’ Home Page. In the following pages you can find information on Chiropractic Care and healing, various disease and disease states and links to other organizations dedicated to health and education on health. In the following pages you find general information on various conditions for which Chiropractic Care may prove to be beneficial.

Many people ask the question “How does Chiropractic work?”, or “Why do I get adjusted all over when I go to see my chiropractor?” Well, the simple answer is, your Chiropractor is interested in the spine and associated whole body symptoms.

Chiropractors not only treat the neck of the patient having difficulty breathing, but also the thoracic regions. By doing this, we remove the pressure on the nerve which may be irritating the nerve root. Local causes of pressure may be caused by the tightening of muscles of a strained neck or spine. The back muscles may be affected by a strain to the muscles of the arm. Any type of swelling of a bruise or strain may exert pressure on a nerve.

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Some researchers now tell us that, pressure on the nerve roots causes a reduction in the speed of axonal flow. This is the process by which the nerve itself is fed. If this pressure is too great it can completely stop this axonal flow and the nerve withers and dies. Now you may be wondering how much pressure does it take to slow down axonal flow? Research studies have shown that as little as 30-50 mm mercury (about the weight of a quarter) can slow the flow as much as fifty percent! As the nutrition to the nerve slows, the nerve becomes malnourished. As the nerve itself begins to suffer, the structure, which it supplies, will also feel the effects and atrophy. Any structure which is not used will become smaller and non-functional.

We as chiropractors are trained to look for the differences in the spine and the vertebrae, and to adjust the spine to free up any restrictions in the flow of nutrition to the nerve. With all of this being said, it only makes sense to have regular Chiropractic treatments, ensuring your nerves are being maintained at their peak performance. These treatments not only help the body function better, but to make you feel better, too.

Thanks for visiting,
–Dr. Bradley Clunes