Chiropractic is a very specific science. By minimizing nerve interference the natural strengths of the human body are maximized.
Dr. Heidi Johnston of Body Evolution Chiropractic + Fitness is our lead healthcare provider. Her main goal as a chiropractor is to help her patients learn about healthy lifestyle changes they can make in their lives to help them overcome conditions including back pain, sciatic nerve pain, insomnia, chronic back pain, headaches, neck pain, and migraines.
For the past 17 years, Dr. Heidi has been a proponent of a healthy lifestyle that includes gentle adjustments, fitness and nutrition, as well as regular care from a highly skilled family chiropractor. She assists her chiropractic practice members in overcoming health and wellness challenges through natural means, including diet and exercise, as certain health challenges often manifest as nagging back pain, sciatica pain, or neck and shoulder pain. She works to find and address the underlying cause of an ailment so that your body can heal itself through natural means, without the use of western medications. Dr. Heidi’s approach focuses on whole life wellness with a concentration on the nervous system and its relation to the power it can manifest to heal the body through enhanced chiropractic techniques.
Dr. Heidi is an abundant source of knowledge and information in her area of specialty, and she holds informational events two times a year to aid her patients in educating themselves on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and how it can help you thrive.
If you are looking to find a local, experienced San Diego chiropractor who truly cares and wants to help you overcome pain, click the chiropractic coupon below and schedule a low cost, high quality exam with Dr. Heidi today. You can also ask about our special migraine and headache pain management program or sciatica nerve pain relief plans. We also serve patients suffering pain from auto accidents and trauma.
What is a Subluxation?
A subluxation is a neurological disturbance caused by a nerve that is not functioning properly. The body depends on the free flow of nerve communication-- from the brain, through the spinal column, and to all parts of the human body-- in order to govern itself and all of its functions. Chiropractic science has determined that the interruption, blockage or aberration of this flow of information can lead to serious health complications. Conversely, the removal of such interferences has been shown to have important health benefits.
All body functions are controlled by messages from the brain sent through the nerves. When nerves become stretched, twisted, or pinched, this vital communication system of the body is disrupted. As a result, one of more functions of the body may begin to fail. As the body weakens, health declines and, if uncorrected, the body will ultimately give into sickness and disease. While traditional medicine would resort to treating the symptoms of such disease, the doctor of chiropractic considers correcting the cause of the disease-- in this case, subluxations-- so that normal body function may once again take place.
Chiropractic is a very specific science. By minimizing nerve interference the natural strengths of the human body are maximized, increasing the body’s ability to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.
What Your Posture Says About Your Health
Our posture is a window into the condition of our nervous system. It reveals how we adapt to stress. Common examples include uncorrected physical stresses from the birth process, childhood sports injuries, automobile accidents and even unresolved emotional pressures. As a result of these and other stresses, our bodies assume a defensive, protective posture.
During our posture exams, we look for the head tilting to one side, forward head carriage, a lowered shoulder or a hip that has improperly rotated. We also look at the way you walk, unusual shoe wear or a leg that appears contracted. We encourage parents to have their children evaluated so these same issues don’t become ingrained patterns later on.
Arthritis (spinal decay) can result from an abnormal, long-standing adaptation to gravity. The body deposits calcium on malfunctioning joint surfaces in an attempt to shore up or splint the joints. Bone spurs, and eventually fusion, can result from uncorrected posture.
Dr. Heidi is a licensed chiropractor who specializes in healthy families, “beginning from birth”! Expectant mothers benefit greatly from regular chiropractic care during the entire pregnancy to help manage and relieve back pain, sciatica, and reduce tension and muscle imbalance.
Many physiological and endocrinological changes occur during pregnancy. The nervous system helps the entire body work more efficiently. Proper pelvic alignment helps the baby achieve the proper positioning in preparation for birth, and can promote easier delivery.
Dr. Heidi recommends infants come in within days after birth for their first gentle adjustment. Birth and delivery can be very physically traumatic for a newborn baby, and it’s important for a baby’s spine to be back in proper alignment as soon as possible to promote healthy growth and development.
The position of the baby inside the womb, as well as the birthing process itself can cause subluxations in infants. Spinal misalignments can cause:
- Lack of sleep
- Baby ear infections
- Trouble breastfeeding
Young children are subjected to poor posture early in life through gaming, mobile devices, heavy backpacks, etc. Bad posture in youth can contribute to
- back pain
- and even allergies.
Subluxations can be easily detected and corrected with early chiropractic care!
The entire family, children, parents, and grandparents alike, can benefit from regular care. Dr. Heidi’s approach focuses on whole life wellness with a concentration on the nervous system and its relation to the power it can manifest to heal the body through enhanced chiropractic techniques.
Athletes can to enhance their performance through chiropractic care. Not only does it help you recover more quickly, a well-balanced body has an edge over the competition with less injuries and the potential for faster reaction time. Athletes know that even small imbalances and misalignments can become big problems later on if left untreated.
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Children involved in contact sports are often subject to injury, but how serious is it to their future health? Children differ from adults in several ways. They lack complete bone ossification (growth & fusion) until maturity, which predisposes them to potential head and spinal injury. Children also lack development of major muscles and cartilage. This leads to instability of bony segments of the body, especially in the neck.
These two conditions in conjunction with their general lack of physical coordination, allows children to place themselves in potentially harmful positions. Because of its central location, the spinal column is commonly an unnoticed victim of blows to the head, ribs, legs, shoulders and torso. As your child participates in sports, twists, jumps, falls, and knocks into other children can cause spinal misalignments. These small imbalances can impede normal body function if they cause any nerve interference.