The Association of New Jersey Chiropractors (ANJC) is a non-profit organization comprised of almost 2,000 licensed New Jersey chiropractors. Their hope is to position Doctors of Chiropractic as providers of first choice for New Jersey families to obtain optimal health and wellness, while improving the quality of their lives. Through integrity, access and education, the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors works to promote the highest level of quality chiropractic care in the Garden State.
What does a Chiropractor do?
Chiropractic is a form of healthcare that uses manual manipulation, without the use of drugs or surgery, to help improve the structural integrity of the spine and extremities, as well as improve neurological and musculoskeletal function. When joints throughout the body become restricted, the surrounding soft tissues, including the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia build up tension. This tension or immobility can lead to serious musculoskeletal, visceral, and neurological dysfunction.
Dr. Anthony Alfieri, D.C, M.S., owner and clinic director of the Monroe branch of Northeast Spine and Sports Medicine, explains that Chiropractic is also useful tool in preventative care. All the nerves that supply the human body exit from the spine.
“Subluxation “or joint dysfunction, is not limited to the spine, but to the extremities as well. If the joints of the spine aren’t working in unison, the areas that the exiting nerves supply can suffer. This is how receiving regular alignments can create proper motion and maintain symmetry throughout the body.”
Dr. Alfieri further recommends Chiropractic care as early as infancy. “If the mindset of routine chiropractic care is instilled at a young age, patients are putting themselves in a position to live a healthy life.”
According to Pathways, a magazine which provides timely articles and updates relevant to your family’s well-being, today’s parents are more concerned than ever about the adverse effects drugs have on their children. Parents are hesitant to merely mask symptoms with drugs and are worried about side effects. Their desire to achieve a state of true health—has led parents to seek health care options which support their children’s own natural ability to be healthy .Chiropractic care is one such option. All children function better with 100% nerve function and Chiropractic care for children is safe, gentle and effective. It allows for the opportunity for maximum potential for well-being.
The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association has initiated a ground breaking study on the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care for children. Parents reported three unexpected improvements with their child’s care:
- Improved sleeping
- Improved behavior and attitude
- Improved immune system function
The benefits of a Chiropractor can be seen from anyone at any age. Check with your insurance for covered providers and set up an introductory meeting to see how Chiropractic can fit into your lifestyle.