WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?
According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, "Chiropractic is a health care system which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs and surgery." The practice of Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. Chiropractic was discovered in the late 1800’s when a man’s hearing was restored through the first adjustment.
From that time, the advances in Chiropractic care have made profound impacts on the well being of many peoples lives. Because Chiropractic treatments are primarily applied to the spinal region, many individuals incorrectly assume that Chiropractors treat only back and neck ailments. While they do quickly and effectively eliminate back and neck pain, it's not the only goal. The objective is to restore and optimize overall health without the use of drugs and surgery.
"THE POWER THAT MADE THE BODY, HEALS THE BODY."
Dr. B.J. Palmer, Founder of Chiropractic
HOW CHIROPRACTIC WORKS
Chiropractic is a natural form of health care. The Chiropractor is a primary health care provider, like a medical doctor and has had the same years of schooling. A Chiropractor's focus is much different from a medical doctor's however. Chiropractors look at the body as a whole and not just the area where you may be feeling discomfort. They focus on finding the cause rather than covering up the symptoms with drugs or surgery. The nervous system is the master controller of all living cells, tissues and organs; orchestrating and coordinating all cellular functions. The spinal column encases the nervous system (spinal cord and nerve roots) and is responsible for its protection. Because of this intimate relationship, biomechanical and structural problems in the spinal
column can irritate parts of the nervous system.This irritation can result from physical stress, chemical stress, mental stress and emotional stress. Chiropractic care focuses on detection of these areas of nerve interference, called “vertebral subluxation”, and correction by delivering a precise Chiropractic adjustment. Each adjustment is tailored to that person’s body allowing Chiropractic care to be safe for everyone, even infants and children. Because the body's innate recuperative powers are affected by and integrated through the nervous system, correcting spinal imbalances can lead to a number of favorable results in patients suffering from various, seemingly non-spinal health conditions.