What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a drug-free approach to health care that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.  

Chiropractic is unique in that it takes a whole body approach to health care.  At Vita Vitale, we see you as a whole person, more than the sum of your parts.  We recognize that many factors affect your health including exercise, nutrition, sleep, environment, and heredity. 

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Therefore, in addition to chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Larissa provides patients with therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, stress relieving techniques, nutritional recommendations, ergonomic modifications, and lifestyle counseling.

How does Chiropractic work?

The brain controls everything in the body- it tells our heart to beat, our lungs to breathe, our food to digest, our muscles to move, everything!  In order to control everything in our body, the brain sends messages down the spinal cord and out through a massive neuronal network (made of over 45 miles of nerve fibers) to our cells, tissues, and organs.  When communication can flow freely within this nerve system, your body is able to fully adapt, integrate, and grow from your life experiences. 

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The spinal cord (the body’s information superhighway) is encased within the bones of the spine.  If the joints of your spine are not moving properly, it creates areas of stress and inflammation along those spinal joints- creating pain, tightness, soreness, and dysfunction of surrounding muscles and tissues.  Improper spinal movement also interferes with neural messages entering and leaving the spinal cord, so the brain cannot communicate as effectively with the rest of the body. 

At Vita Vitale Chiropractic, Dr. Larissa identifies these areas of stress and improper spinal movement.  She delivers a gentle and specific adjustment to clear the stress and restore proper motion and function to the joint and nerve system. When the spine is moving properly, cleared of interference, the surrounding muscles and tissues are able to function optimally.  This relieves pain and inflammation, but also helps restore communication between brain and body, allowing your body to function at its best!

What can Chiropractic help with?

We specialize in treating musculoskeletal conditions such as neck pain, back pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, sciatica, and headaches.  However, most of our patients seek care from us to support a wellness lifestyle, maintain a healthy pregnancy, and/or ensure proper neurological development for growing children.  

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You are not just a number in a file.  At Vita Vitale Chiropractic, we see you as YOU.  We know your health goals are going to be very different than anyone else’s.  We know that your spine and your life experiences are very different than anyone else’s. 

Dr. Larissa treats every patient uniquely.  After a thorough health evaluation, you will be given a unique care plan that is in line with your health goals.  

Whether you’re looking for pain relief or seeking a more balanced, wellness centered lifestyle, we’re here to help.  With chiropractic, you can live a vita vitale- a life full of vitality!