Understanding Chiropractic

Although you may be aware of chiropractors, you may not know what they do. You may be curious about why visiting your Gadsden, AL chiropractor is a great idea. How can chiropractic help you?

A Car Analogy

Perhaps the easiest way to illustrate chiropractic care is with the help of a car analogy. Owning an automobile requires consistent maintenance to make sure that it continues to run well. In addition to regular check-ups, in some cases you may be forced to take it in for repair work, for example when a part starts to malfunction or after an auto accident.

This is not all that different with your body. The best way to stay healthy is be proactive about your health, but sometimes you have an accident (like a fall or an accident) and you must go to a doctor to repair the injury.

One big difference between your car and your body though is that your car can be replaced. With your body, there's no going out to get a new one or exchange it when the damage is too costly. So, keeping your body in excellent shape needs to be a top priority if you are going to expect it to look good and run smoothly well into the future.


How Your Gadsden, AL Doctor of Chiropractic Can Ensure Your "Car" is in Ideal Condition

Because a doctor of chiropractic deals with spinal health, getting normal care will allow you to obtain and keep great health. It will reduce your odds of developing back and neck pain that can lessen your quality of life. Chiropractic care also keeps your body running as efficiently as possible.

The spinal column houses the spinal cord which channels communication between your brain and all of your organs, muscles, and tissues through the spinal nerves that extend into all areas of the body. So, if you have a misaligned spine, other parts of your body can suffer. Since a spinal misalignment disrupts the central nervous system, other systems — like your digestive, respiratory, or reproductive systems — may be affected as well.

So make seeing your Gadsden, AL chiropractic doctor a priority. Call (256) 543-3033 to set up a visit with Dr. Tortoriello today. You'll be taken care of – regardless of whether you are just in need of maintenance or need a repair!


April 20, 2015
 Dr. Karen Tortoriello

Dr. Brockway

Welcome to Gadsden Family Chiropractic, in downtown Gadsden. We deliver personalized quality care for children, students, adults, and senior citizens. Eight out of ten Americans will have back pain in their lifetime. Dr. Karen Brockway enjoys treating people of all ages. From birth to old age, our bodies are constantly changing. Everyday living takes a toll on our bodies, causing minor trauma to the spine, ligaments and muscles. Chiropractic care can help keep your spine healthy so you can keep going for the next 30, 40, or 50 years.