Important information: COVID-19 and your Chiropractic Care
As all of us work to limit the spread and impact of COVID-19 on our community, we at Bristol Chiropractic & Acupuncture, Inc. and our clinic director Dr. Glen Palmisano, want you to know that your health and safety and that of our staff and their families are our priority.
We have been carefully listening to the guidance being provided by local and national leaders and health authorities to keep our patients, staff, and community safe and healthy, while minimizing disruptions to the chiropractic care you and your family need.
Due to the increased need for locking down work locations and following social distancing guidelines we are announcing our office will remain closed until MAY 4, 2020. We plan to re-open to serve the needs of you and your family after this closure period and will update the office telephone message and this website with further guidance as the situation develops. However, we will be taking advanced precautions to keep our environment safe for both patients and staff and we ask for you to become more informed about COVID-19. .
Please feel free to contact us at (860)585-9797 to leave a message about rescheduling your appointment anytime. Or scheduling a new appointment. Also, please continue to visit our website for updates.
WHY IS CHIROPRACTIC RIGHT FOR ME?
To understand chiropractic you first have to understand how the body works. Our bodies have the knowledge and ability (chiropractors call this "Innate Intelligence") to keep us healthy. This power controls heart rate, breathing, digestion and every other vital function. Instructions from your brain via the spinal cord are sent to every organ and cell in your body. If the instructions are received and followed properly, your body is able to reach and maintain its optimum level of health. However, if there is any interference with the transmission of those instructions the result is less-than-optimum health. Your body can no longer function normally.
Messages to and from the brain are electrical impulses traveling along a complex system of nerve fibers including the spinal cord, which extends from the base of the skull down the center of the back. It is protected by the spinal column -- sometimes called the backbone -- which forms a "tunnel" of small interlocking bones called vertebrae. Spaces between the bones allow nerves to branch off to various parts of the body. This tunnel has to be strong enough to safeguard the nerves from injury, but flexible enough to allow the body to bend and move freely.
You have approximately 200 bones in your body. Where these bones come together, either in the spinal column or elsewhere in the body, they form a "joint" or articulation which allows you to move. This area is where subluxation may occur. The vertebral subluxation is an alteration of the normal position and/or motion of the spinal bones. This alteration creates interference to vital nerve signals on their way to and from the brain. Chiropractors also correct extraspinal subluxations occurring in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, fingers, hip, knee, ankle, toes and ribs.
Subluxation is further defined by the following 5 components:
1. Kinesiopathology or problems with spinal motion.
2. Neurophysiology or nerve irritation or compression.
3. Myopathology or muscle problems.
4. Histopathology or problems on a cellular level.
5. Pathophysiology or problems with body's ability to function correctly. These effects may be seen in other organ systems that these nerves supply.