Are you in pain in Westwood or West New York, New Jersey? Intrinsic Wellness is here to help.Our wellness team located in both Westwood and West New York is comprised of chiropractic, physical therapy, and acupuncture. All three of these healing arts target the course of your problem rather than just cover up the symptoms. Get off of the bench and back in the game!

Chiropractic care looks to find the cause of the problem rather than just dulling the symptoms. Pain will only occur under two circumstances, increase in heat (inflammation) or increase in pressure. When injuries occur, whether from an accident or chronic physical stress, our muscles, ligaments, and joints will undergo certain changes, and inflammation will occur. Inflammation occurs to allow the body to heal the damaged area at a cellular level. Unfortunately, our bodies will get stuck in a cycle of inflammation, which leads to a cycle of chronic pain. Chiropractic care will not only help the body heal from the changes that have occurred but will also address the cause of the problem.

Chiropractic care will address all aspects of the injury. Chiropractors are trained to deal with injuries of the muscles, ligaments, and joints. If the muscles are injured, chiropractors can use various techniques to reduce spasm and inflammation. Some of these techniques include massage, stretching, percussion, Kinesio-taping, and instrument assisted soft-tissue.

Chiropractors are trained to assess the joints of the spine and extremities to ensure that the joint can move in its full range of motion (ROM). If the chiropractor deems the joint to be hypomobile or stuck, the chiropractor will put a force through the joint to increase the mobility or motion of the joint. In chiropractic, we call this thrust an adjustment. Besides decreasing inflammation, chiropractic has been shown to decrease the pain perceived by the brain. This means that chiropractic literally blocks pain.